Notes

 Updates, corrections and superseded versions

  1. 23 Jul 2018 - p.13 updated wording to boys overweight and obesity rates from 'were 1.3 times as likely' to 'there was no significant difference'.
  2. 20 Aug 2019 - On pages vi and 12 and in supplementary table S2, the 1995 data for children was incorrect as the incorrect age/weight variables were used in the ABS National Health Survey 2007-08 reissue. As such the data has been revised from 21% of children were overweight or obese in 1995 to 20% of children were overweight or obese in 1995.
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