Overweight and obesity in Australia: a birth cohort analysis
PublisherPublic health Public health evaluation Obesity Burden of disease Australia
Adults in 2014–15 were significantly more likely to be obese than adults of the same age 20 years earlier at almost any given age. At age 18–21, 15.2% of those born in 1994–1997 were obese, almost double the proportion of those born in 1974–1977 at the same age (8.0%).
Children and adolescents in 2014–15 were also significantly more likely to be overweight or obese at ages 10–13 and 14–17 than those of the same age 20 years earlier.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2017
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24 Nov 2017