Excess weight, especially obesity, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, some musculoskeletal conditions and some cancers. As the level of excess weight increases, so does the risk of developing these conditions. In addition, being overweight can hamper the ability to control or manage chronic conditions.
More reports and statistics on overweight & obesity can be found under Food & nutrition and Physical activity.
Australian adults were overweight or obese in 2014–15
weight loss surgery separations were recorded in 2014–15, an increase from 9,300 separations in 2005–06
of the burden of disease was attributable to overweight and obesity in 2011
of Australian adults were obese in 2014–15, an increase from 19% in 1995
Australian children (aged 2–17) were overweight or obese in 2014–15
Overweight and obesity rates across Australia, 2014–15
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