About the National Data


Baseline: 38.6 percent of adults aged 20 years and over had obesity in 2013-16 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 36.0 percent

Number of adults aged 20 years and over with a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 30.0.
Number of adults aged 20 years and over.
Target-setting method

Minimal statistical significance

Target-setting method justification
Trend data were evaluated for this objective but it was not possible to project a target because the trend was moving away from the desired direction. The standard error was used to calculate a target based on minimal statistical significance assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline. This method was used because it was a statistically significant improvement from the baseline.


Comparable HP2020 objective
Retained, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 with no change in measurement.