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released: 4 Mar 2004 author: O'Brien K & Webbie K media release

Overweight, and in particular obesity, is known to be associated with numerous adverse health conditions. This bulletin, which complements other work produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on overweight and obesity, investigates the relationship between this growing public health problem and a number of health-related characteristics using national estimates from the 2001 National Health Survey.

ISSN 1446 9820; ISBN 978 1 74024 370 4; Cat. no. AUS 43; 24pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Highlights
  • Introduction
  • Statistical analysis
  • Self-assessed health status and quality of life
  • Long-term health conditions
  • Health behaviours
  • Health service use
  • Health-related actions
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Appendix 1: Methods and data sources
  • Appendix 2: Statistical tables

Recommended citation

O'Brien K & Webbie K 2004. Health, wellbeing and body weight: characteristics of overweight and obesity in Australia, 2001. AIHW bulletin no. 13. Cat. no. AUS 43. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 April 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467582>.