Australian Bureau of Statistics
4842.0.55.001 - Overweight and Obesity in Adults in Australia: A Snapshot, 2007–08
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Obese adults were also more likely than normal weight and overweight adults to:
While physical activity in the last week may be a good indication of the amount of energy expended by individuals, it should be interpreted with caution as the effects of physical activity on body weight happen over time. Hence, any recent changes to a person’s exercise routine may not be reflected in their body weight. In addition, overall physical activity such as that undertaken for work needs to be taken into consideration.
1 WHO (World Health Organisation) 2006. World Health Organisation Fact Sheet 311 <back
2 WHO (World Health Organisation) 2000. Obesity: preventing and managing the global epidemic. Report of a WHO consultation. Technical report series 894. Geneva: WHO
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