• Men were more likely to be overweight and obese compared to women.
  • Men aged 45 years and older were at greatest risk of being overweight or obese.
  • Women aged 25-34 years and (to a lesser extent) women aged 35-44 years, who were above a healthy weight were more likely to be in the obese category than the overweight category. 
  • Local data using self-reported height and weight indicates the number of healthy weight adults has remained similar since 2007-2008, but those affected by obesity were becoming more obese.  

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Source: ABS National Health Survey, 2007-08, 2011-12 and 2014-15

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