National Health Survey: First Results (NHS)

Region: Australian Capital Territory

Description: National Health Survey: First Results, Summary health characteristics - ACT and Australia 2014-2015 Please note the following: " " not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated # Proportion has a margin of error >10 percentage points which should be considered when using this information. Cells in this table containing data have been randomly adjusted to avoid the release of confidential data. Discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals. Please note: - Body Mass Index is derived from measured height and weight. In 2014-15, 26.8% of respondents aged 18 years and over did not have their height, weight or both measured. For these respondents, imputation was used to obtain height, weight and BMI scores. - In 2014-15, 28.8% of respondents aged 18 years and over did not have their waist measured. For these respondents, imputation was used to obtain waist. For more information see Appendix 2: Physical measurements in the National Health Survey. - A waist circumference of 94 cm or more for men or 80 cm or more for women. - A waist circumference of 102 cm or more for men or 88 cm or more for women. The data is presented by the ACT Government for the purpose of disseminating information for the benefit of the public. The ACT Government has taken great care to ensure the information in this report is as correct and accurate as possible. Whilst the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. Differences in statistical methods and calculations, data updates and guidelines may result in the information contained in this report varying from previously published information.

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