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4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, Aug 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/08/2013   
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OVERWEIGHT/ OBESITY





KEY SERIES



OVERWEIGHT/ OBESITY (MEASURED AND SELF-REPORTED BODY MASS INDEX (BMI)) (a)(b), Age standardised (c), 18 years and over

1995
2001
2004-05
2007-08
2011-12 (d)

.
%
%
%
%
%

Overweight/obese
Measured
Males
64.9
na
na
67.8
69.9
Females
49.4
na
na
54.3
55.2
Self-reported
Males
na
57.5
61.6
62.8
na
Females
na
42.2
44.6
47.6
na


(a) Body Mass Index (BMI) is based on measured or self-reported height and weight, For more information see Body Mass Index in Glossary (Health).
(b) Excludes persons for whom measured or self-reported height or weight data was not available.
(c) Proportions have been age standardised to the 2001 Australian population to account for differences in the age structure of the population over time.
(d) 2011-12 data on measured overweight/ obesity have been updated for this release of Gender Indicators, Australia as additional sample from the Australian Health Survey has become available. All data for 2011-12 are now final. For more information see Australian Health Survey: Updated Results, 2011-12 (cat. no. 4364.0.55.003)


Source: ABS data available on request, Australian Health Survey.
ABS data available on request, National Health Survey.


For a historical commentary on this indicator, refer to the January 2013 release of Gender Indicators, Australia (cat. no. 4125.0)



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