4719.0 - Overweight and Obesity in Adults, Australia, 2004-05 Quality Declaration 
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APPENDIX 1

A1.1 BODY MASS INDEX(a)(b), Estimates

AGE GROUP (YEARS)
Group
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-64
65-74
75 and over
Total

MEN ('000)

Underweight
7.6
9.0
4.4
2.9
3.0
15.8
69.7
Normal
533.7
407.4
371.4
287.3
247.3
193.5
2 583.7
Underweight or normal
541.4
416.5
375.8
290.2
250.2
209.4
2 653.5
Overweight
568.5
648.2
583.4
488.9
271.4
171.1
2 987.3
Obese
237.7
310.9
313.8
240.1
110.3
46.5
1 323.5
Overweight or obese
806.3
959.1
897.2
728.9
381.6
217.6
4 310.9
Total
1 347.6
1 375.5
1 273.0
1 019.1
631.9
427.0
6 964.4

WOMEN ('000)

Underweight
64.3
47.5
24.8
15.1
16.6
35.7
288.0
Normal
729.1
720.2
584.0
382.6
249.9
265.9
3 453.2
Underweight or normal
793.4
767.7
608.8
397.7
266.5
301.6
3 741.2
Overweight
316.0
354.2
374.1
322.5
213.6
156.7
1 900.7
Obese
186.2
222.2
250.8
229.3
131.8
66.0
1 154.4
Overweight or obese
502.2
576.4
624.9
551.7
345.4
222.7
3 055.1
Total
1 295.6
1 344.1
1 233.7
949.4
611.9
524.3
6 796.3

ALL ADULTS ('000)

Underweight
71.9
56.6
29.2
18.0
19.5
51.6
357.7
Normal
1 262.8
1 127.6
955.4
669.9
497.2
459.4
6 037.0
Underweight or normal
1 334.7
1 184.2
984.6
687.9
516.7
511.0
6 394.6
Overweight
884.6
1 002.4
957.5
811.3
485.0
327.8
4 888.0
Obese
423.9
533.1
564.6
469.3
242.1
112.5
2 478.0
Overweight or obese
1 308.5
1 535.5
1 522.1
1 280.6
727.1
440.3
7 366.0
Total
2 643.2
2 719.7
2 506.7
1 968.5
1 243.8
951.3
13 760.6

(a) See BMI in Glossary.
(b) Excludes those for whom BMI category was not known.
National Health Survey 2004-05

A1.2 BODY MASS INDEX(a)(b), Indigenous Estimates

AGE GROUP (YEARS)
Group
18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55 and over
Total

Men ('000)

Underweight
*1.2
*0.8
*0.3
*0.5
*0.2
3.0
Normal
11.3
11.1
8.0
4.6
3.1
38.1
Underweight or normal
12.5
12.0
8.3
5.1
3.3
41.1
Overweight
7.1
11.2
7.7
6.5
5.0
37.5
Obese
4.1
7.1
8.9
5.5
4.6
30.2
Overweight or obese
11.2
18.3
16.5
12.0
9.6
67.7
Total
23.7
30.3
24.8
17.1
13.0
108.8

Women ('000)

Underweight
2.3
*1.5
*1.7
*0.6
*0.4
6.6
Normal
11.9
11.7
7.6
5.0
3.3
39.4
Underweight or normal
14.2
13.2
9.3
5.6
3.7
46.0
Overweight
4.7
6.7
6.4
4.5
4.1
26.4
Obese
4.4
10.6
9.5
7.0
5.9
37.4
Overweight or obese
9.1
17.3
15.9
11.6
10.0
63.8
Total
23.2
30.5
25.2
17.2
13.8
109.9

All adults ('000)

Underweight
3.5
2.4
*2.0
*1.1
*0.6
9.6
Normal
23.2
22.8
15.5
9.6
6.4
77.6
Underweight or normal
26.7
25.2
17.6
10.7
7.1
87.2
Overweight
11.8
17.9
14.1
11.0
9.1
63.9
Obese
8.5
17.7
18.4
12.6
10.5
67.7
Overweight or obese
20.2
35.6
32.4
23.6
19.7
131.5
Total
46.9
60.8
50.0
34.3
26.7
218.7

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
(a) BMI. See Glossary.
(b) Excludes those for whom BMI category was not known.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey 2004-05