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Commentary
  • Boys were more likely to be overweight (including obese) than girls.
  • The proportion of overweight and obese children aged 5-17 years was 26% in 2013-2014, similar to the 23% proportion in 2007-2008.
  • A smaller proportion (15-16%) of younger children (aged 5-6 years) was overweight or obese and this trend has remained stable over the last 5 years.
  • Similar proportions of children were overweight and obese in the ACT and Australia.
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