__Adults__: Number of persons aged 18 years or over who are obese

__Children__: Number of persons aged 5–17 years who are obese

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Prevalence of obesity in adults and children

__Adults__: Number of persons aged 18 years or over who are obese

__Children__: Number of persons aged 5–17 years who are obese

__Adults__: Population aged 18 years or over

__Children__: Population aged 5–17 years

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

For adults, obesity is defined as a BMI of greater than or equal to 30.

For children, obesity is defined as a BMI (appropriate for age and sex) that is likely to be 30 or more at age 18 years, based on …

State and territory, by:

- sex by age
- Indigenous status
- remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
- SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

Nationally, by SEIFA IRSD deciles

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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

For adults, obesity is defined as a BMI of greater than or equal to 30.

For children, obesity is defined as a BMI (appropriate for age and sex) that is likely to be 30 or more at age 18 years, based on centile curves. See

*ABS National Health Survey: Users' Guide Electronic Publication, 2007–08*(ABS Catalogue no. 4363.0.55.001) for BMI values.Rates are directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

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

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Presented as a percentage.

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

__Adults__: Number of persons aged 18 years or over who are obese

__Children__: Number of persons aged 5–17 years who are obese

__Adults__: Population aged 18 years or over

__Children__: Population aged 5–17 years

State and territory, by:

- sex by age
- Indigenous status
- remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
- SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

Nationally, by SEIFA IRSD deciles

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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