Table of contents

  • Summary
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Why monitoring overweight and obesity is important
      • Prevalence
      • Quality of life, physical functioning and disability
      • Cost to the health system
    • 1.2 What are the priority information areas?
    • 1.3 How do we assess how well we can currently answer key questions?
    • 1.4 Structure of this report
  • 2. Description of the data sources
    • 2.1 Types of data sources
      • Administrative data sources
      • Survey-based data sources
      • Registry data sources
      • Derived data sources
      • Longitudinal data sources
    • 2.2 Key data sources for monitoring overweight and obesity in Australia
  • 3. To what extent can in-scope data sources answer key questions?
    • 3.1 Key question 1—Risk factors
      • Why collect information about risk factors?
      • What information is available?
      • Why collect information about prevalence?
      • Data gaps and limitations
    • 3.2 Key question 2—Prevalence
      • What information is available?
      • Data gaps and limitations
    • 3.3 Key question 3—Prevention, management and treatment
      • Why collect information about prevention, management and treatment?
      • What information is available?
      • Data gaps and limitations
    • 3.4 Key question 4—Health-related quality of life
      • Why collect information about quality of life?
      • What information is available?
      • Data gaps and limitations
    • 3.5 Key question 5—Death and disability
      • Why collect information about death and disability?
      • What information is available?
      • Data gaps and limitations
    • 3.6 Key question 6—Health expenditure
      • Why collect information about health expenditure?
      • What information is available?
      • Data gaps and limitations
  • 4. Discussion
    • 4.1 Comparative assessment
      • Priority information areas with well-developed data
      • Priority information areas with developed data
      • Priority information areas where data requires development
      • Priority information areas where data is lacking
      • Equity-focused monitoring capabilities
      • Overall summary of findings
    • 4.2 Future opportunities for data development
      • Data integration and linkage
      • Primary health care data development
      • Preservation of routine collections
      • Enhancements to existing data sources
      • Emerging and novel data sources
      • Environmental risk and market monitoring
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • Related publications
  • Appendices