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Definition

Proportion of adults and children who are in the ‘normal’ BMI range

Indicator Summary

Numerator

Adults: Number of persons aged 18 years or over with a healthy body weight.

Children: Number of persons aged 5–17 years with a healthy body weight.

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Denominator

Adults: Population aged 18 years or over

Children: Population aged 5–17 years

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Computation

Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated as weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of height (in metres).

For adults, healthy weight is defined as a BMI of greater than or equal to 18.5 and less than 25.0.

For children, healthy weight is defined as a 'normal' BMI (appropriate for age and sex), based on centile curves. See ABS National …

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Disaggregation

State and territory

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated as weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of height (in metres).

For adults, healthy weight is defined as a BMI of greater than or equal to 18.5 and less than 25.0.

For children, healthy weight is defined as a 'normal' BMI (appropriate for age and sex), based on centile curves. See ABS National Health Survey: Users’ Guide Electronic Publication, 2007–08 (ABS Catalogue no. 4363.0.55.001) for BMI cutoff values for children.

Rates are directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Excludes pregnant women where identified and people with an unknown BMI.

Presented as a percentage.

95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors calculated for rates.

Numerators

Adults: Number of persons aged 18 years or over with a healthy body weight.

Children: Number of persons aged 5–17 years with a healthy body weight.

Denominators

Adults: Population aged 18 years or over

Children: Population aged 5–17 years

Disaggregation

State and territory

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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