Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Aim
      • 1.2 Defining obesity
      • 1.3 Obesity and injury
    • 2 Identification of obesity in the NHMD
      • 2.1 Obesity coding in Australia
      • 2.2 Other potential indicators of obesity in the NHMD
      • 2.3 Previous approaches to identifying obese patients in admitted patient data
    • 3 Reported obesity in the NHMD
      • 3.1 Data and selection criteria
      • 3.2 Reported obesity hospital separations
      • 3.3 Separations with diagnosis code for obesity
      • 3.4 Procedures for morbid obesity
    • 4 Obesity and hospitalised injury
      • 4.1 Indicators of obesity and injury
      • 4.2 External cause
    • 5 Discussion and conclusions
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Data issues
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures