Table 5:

Prevalence of overweight or obesity, by survey period and sex

Measurement; survey periodPrevalence, % (95% CI)*
AllMalesFemales
Overweight or obesity
2004/0530.7 (29.7 to 31.6)32.8 (31.4 to 34.1)28.4 (27.1 to 29.8)
2009–201128.2 (26.4 to 29.9)31.0 (28.5 to 33.5)25.1 (22.7 to 27.5)
2012/1327.0 (25.3 to 28.7)§29.1 (26.7 to 31.6)24.8 (22.4 to 27.2)
Obesity
2004/0513.5 (12.8 to 14.2)15.3 (14.3 to 16.4)11.6 (10.6 to 12.6)
2009–201112.7 (11.4 to 14.0)15.1 (13.2 to 17.0)10.1 (8.5 to 11.8)
2012/1313.4 (12.1 to 14.8)16.3 (14.3 to 18.3)10.4 (8.7 to 12.1)
  • Note: CI = confidence interval.

  • * Weighted proportions, calculated using inverse probability survey weights.

  • p < 0.01, for pairwise comparison with baseline survey (2004/05).

  • p < 0.05, for pairwise comparison with baseline survey.

  • § p < 0.001, for pairwise comparison with baseline survey.