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released: 10 Dec 2003 author: O'Brien K & Webbie K media release

This bulletin presents the results of analyses of the prevalence of overweight and obesity for a range of different subgroups of Australian adults over the period 1989-90 to 2001. These comparisons between subgroups are referred to as differentials. The characteristics examined include basic demographic details (age and sex), place of residence, socioeconomic status, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status and ethnicity.

ISSN 1446 9820; ISBN 978 1 74024 338 4; Cat. no. AUS 39; 23pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Highlights (644K PDF)
  • Introduction
  • Statistical analysis
  • Trends and differentials in overweight and obesity
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Appendix 1: Methods and data sources
  • Appendix 2: Statistical tables (442K PDF)

Recommended citation

O'Brien K & Webbie K 2003. Are all Australians gaining weight?: differentials in overweight and obesity among adults, 1989-90 to 2001. AIHW Bulletin no. 11. Cat. no. AUS 39. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 24 April 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467542>.