Obese female adults in New Zealand 2011-2018

This statistic shows the results of an annual survey about the prevalence of female obesity in New Zealand between 2011/12 and 2017/18. During the 2017/2018 survey period, around 33.6 percent of female adults surveyed in New Zealand were obese.

Share of female adults who are obese in New Zealand from 2012 to 2018

Share of adults
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Release date

March 2019


New Zealand

Survey time period

2011/12 to 2017/18

Number of respondents

13,869 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

years run from July to June

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

The source does not provide an exact publication date; date given here is the day of data access.

Source defines obesity as: a measured body mass index (BMI) of 30 or over, or equivalent for those under 18 years.

The survey count refers to the survey conducted in the 2017/18 year (July 2017 to June 2018).

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