The 2011-13 Australian Health Survey collected physical measurements for people aged 2 years and over, including height, weight, waist circumference and blood pressure.
Information on physical measurements is particularly important for assessing health risk factors such as:
- the proportion of Australians who are overweight or obese (using measured height and weight to calculate Body Mass Index); or
- the proportion of people who have high blood pressure at the time of interview.
This page last updated 4 December 2012