Prevalence of class-I, class-II and class-III obesity in Australian adults between 1995 and 2011-12.

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dc.contributor.author Keating, Catherine en
dc.contributor.author Backholer, Kathryn en
dc.contributor.author Gearon, Emma en
dc.contributor.author Stevenson, Christopher en
dc.contributor.author Swinburn, Boyd en
dc.contributor.author Moodie, Marj en
dc.contributor.author Carter, Rob en
dc.contributor.author Peeters, Anna en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-19T00:45:27Z en
dc.date.issued 2015-11 en
dc.identifier.issn 1871-403X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42903 en
dc.description.abstract To compare the prevalence of class-I, II and III obesity in Australian adults between 1995, 2007-08 and 2011-12.Prevalence data for adults (aged 18+ years) were sourced from customised data from the nationally representative National Nutrition Survey (1995), the National Health Survey (2007-08), and the Australian Health Survey (2011-12) conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Obesity classifications were based on measured height and weight (class-I body mass index: 30.0-34.9 kg/m(2), class-II: 35.0-39.9 kg/m(2) and class-III: ≥ 40.0 kg/m(2)). Severe obesity was defined as class-II or class-III obesity.Between 1995 and 2011-12, the prevalence of obesity (all classes combined) increased from 19.1% to 27.2%. During this 17 year period, relative increases in class I, II and III obesity were 1.3, 1.7 and 2.2-fold respectively. In 2011-12, the prevalence of class I, II and III obesity was 19.4, 5.9 and 2.0 per cent respectively in men, and 16.1, 6.9 and 4.2 per cent respectively in women. One in every ten people was severely obese, increasing from one in twenty in 1995, and women were disproportionally represented in this population. Obesity prevalence increased with increasing levels of area-level socioeconomic disadvantage, particularly for the more severely obese classes. Severe obesity affected 6.2% and 13.4% in the least and most disadvantaged quintiles respectively.Over the last two decades, there have been substantial increases in the prevalence of obesity, particularly the more severe levels of obesity. This study highlights high risk groups who warrant targeted weight gain prevention interventions. en
dc.format.medium Print-Electronic en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Obesity research & clinical practice en
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dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Obesity en
dc.subject Weight Gain en
dc.subject Health Surveys en
dc.subject Severity of Illness Index en
dc.subject Prevalence en
dc.subject Public Health en
dc.subject Sex Factors en
dc.subject Socioeconomic Factors en
dc.subject Adult en
dc.subject Middle Aged en
dc.subject Educational Status en
dc.subject Policy Making en
dc.subject Australia en
dc.subject Female en
dc.subject Male en
dc.title Prevalence of class-I, class-II and class-III obesity in Australian adults between 1995 and 2011-12. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.orcp.2015.02.004 en
pubs.issue 6 en
pubs.begin-page 553 en
pubs.volume 9 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 25747553 en
pubs.end-page 562 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Comparative Study en
pubs.subtype Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 478568 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Population Health en
pubs.org-id Epidemiology & Biostatistics en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-11-24 en
pubs.dimensions-id 25747553 en


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