Number of underweight and overweight children in Australia FY 2018

In 2018, 3.2 million Australian children were considered to be of normal weight, this was the majority of children in the country. In contrast, the numbers of obese and underweight children topped almost 400,000 in both weight categories.

Number of underweight, normal and overweight children in Australia in financial year 2018

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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

Australia

Survey time period

July 2017 to June 2018

Number of respondents

21,300 respondents

Age group

2-17 years

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Study measures include the voluntary measurements of height, weight and waist circumference of respondents aged 2 years and over.
The Body Mass Index (BMI) for children was used to define each weight status.

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