Table of contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Summary
  • 1 Introduction
    • Defining overweight and obesity
    • Measuring overweight and obesity in children
    • Structure of this report
  • 2 Factors leading to overweight and obesity
    • Food and nutrition
    • Physical activity
    • The obesogenic environment
      • Schools
      • Workplace
      • Home and neighbourhood
      • Media influence
      • Increase in convenience foods and portion sizes
  • 3 Overweight and obesity among children and adolescents
    • Prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents
    • Trends in prevalence
    • Prevalence by birth cohort
    • Prevalence by remoteness area
    • Prevalence by socioeconomic group
    • Prevalence among Indigenous children and adults
  • 4 Overweight and obesity among adults
    • Prevalence of overweight and obesity in adults
    • Body mass index
    • Waist circumference
    • Trends in prevalence
    • Prevalence by birth cohort
    • Prevalence by remoteness area
    • Prevalence by socioeconomic group
    • Prevalence among Indigenous adults
    • Prevalence by Primary Health Network area
    • International comparisons
    • Maternal overweight and obesity
  • 5 Impact of overweight and obesity
    • Health impacts
      • Chronic conditions
      • Mortality
      • Burden of disease
    • Economic impacts
  • 6 Approaches for reducing overweight and obesity
    • Laws and regulations
    • Tax and price interventions
    • Community-based interventions
    • Health promotion
    • Weight loss surgery
  • Appendix A: Classification of overweight and obesity for children and adolescents
  • Appendix B: Defining socioeconomic groups
  • Appendix C: Measuring overweight and obesity
  • rates at Primary Health Network area level
  • Appendix D: State and territory policy actions and infrastructure support actions
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • Related publications