16 MILLION Australians are now overweight – or two-thirds of the country – and the number continues to increase
- More than two-thirds or 67 percent of Australians are now overweight or obese
- The fat majority of the country has risen from 63.4 percent in just three years
- Men are more likely than women to keep the pounds & # 39; s away
- The Australian Bureau of Statistics interviewed 21,000 people about their weight
The bump fight in Australia has deteriorated by more than two-thirds of the people who are now classified as overweight or obese.
The average Australian man weighs 87 kg, while for women that is 72 kg, the more young adults stack on the kilogram.
More than two-thirds or 67 percent of Australians are now in the overweight or obese category, based on their body mass index of their height and weight.
That means that more than 16 million Australians are fat.
The bump fight in Australia has deteriorated by more than two-thirds of the people who are now classified as overweight or obese. The average Australian man (pictured at the Brisbane construction worker) weighs 87 kg, while for women it weighs 72 kg because more young adults are stacking on the kilogram
The large majority widened in the 2017-18 financial year, from 63.4 percent in 2014-15, showed the National Health Survey of 21,000 people from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
In another alarming development, almost one in three Australians, or 31.3 percent, was obese, compared with 27.9 percent three years earlier.
In 1995, only 19 percent of Australians were obese.
Men were more often fat, with 74.5 percent of them overweight or obese compared to 60 percent of women.
Australians living in regional or remote areas were more often fat, with 72 percent of them in this category compared to 65 percent of the capital's inhabitants.
Wealth was also an important determinant of circumference, with 70 percent of the inhabitants in poor areas with overweight or obesity compared to 63 percent in richer zip codes.
Bellies are more likely to expand as someone gets older.
Only a minority, or 46 percent, of young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 were overweight or obese, but this represented a large increase of 39 percent three years earlier.
Men were more likely to be fat, with 74.5 percent of them overweight or obese compared to 60 percent of women (pictured is Prime Minister Scott Morrison in October 2018 before shedding some pounds)
Fat people formed the majority in every other age group.
More than half or 58 percent of people aged 25 to 34 were overweight.
That increased to 69 percent for Australians who were between 35 and 44.
Health experts consider a man fat if he has a waist circumference of 94 cm or more.
The average Australian male has a circumference of 98 cm with 59.6 percent of the men at risk for a weight-related illness.
A woman is considered unhealthy if she has a waist circumference of 80 cm.
The typical Australian lady has a circumference of 87.9 cm, of which 66 percent in the risk category.
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