Adults who are overweight or obese, 2014–15
This technical note accompanies Healthy Communities: Overweight and obesity rates across Australia, 2014–15 (In Focus). It describes the indicator ‘percentage of adults who are overweight or obese, 2014–15’.
Australian Bureau of Statistics National Health Survey 2014–15 (ABS NHS 2014–15).
|Indicator description and calculation|
|Type of measurement||Percentage, reported at one decimal place.|
|Calculation||100 × (numerator ÷ denominator)|
Number of adults who were classified as overweight or obese.
Total population of adults.Note:
The denominator was calculated as the sum of calibrated sample weights for all adults who were enumerated within the PHN area.
Overweight but not obese, obese and overweight or obese by PHN areas, including:
|Protection of confidential data||Discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals because data have been randomly adjusted by the ABS to avoid the release of confidential data.|
|Confidence intervals||As an indication of the accuracy of proportions, 95% confidence intervals were produced. These were calculated by the ABS using relative standard error (RSE) estimates of the proportion.|
|Area suppression rules||
The ABS suppressed the RSE where the RSE of the estimate was greater than 50%. These estimates were considered unreliable for general use.
Additional suppression rules were developed and applied by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare to ensure robust reporting of these data at PHN area.
Data for PHN areas were supressed if:
1. ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2015. National Health Survey: First Results, 2014–15. ABS Cat. No. 4364.0.55.001. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 26 October 2016, http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4364.0.55.001External link, opens in a new window.