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BODY MASS INDEX
Among the 15 to 24 year age group, more than half (53%) of Indigenous females were in the normal body range, and 19% were overweight. Almost one in eight (13%) of females in this age group were underweight. Nearly one quarter (24%) of Indigenous females aged 55 years and over had a normal body size, two in five (43%) were obese. This age group contained the greatest portion of obese Indigenous females compared to other ages.
Indigenous females living in major cities and regional areas (non-remote) were more likely to have a healthy BMI (normal) than females living in more remote areas (40% compared to 34%).
After adjusting for age differences between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous population, Indigenous females were twice as likely to be classified as obese.
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