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Which is Australia's fattest city? This FACT indicates the proportion of overweight or obese females in each Australian city. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. People are considered as overweight, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, when their body mass index (BMI), an individual's body mass divided by the square of his height, exceeds 25 kg/m2 (BMI of 25.00). When BMI exceeds 30.00, a person is considered obese.
Obesity is a real problem in Australia, which is ranked as one of the fattest nations in the developed world. According to Monash University research, the obesity rate has risen over 50 percent in the past 20 years.
The city with the highest population of overweight or obese females is Hobart, at 61.5 percent. The city that scored the lowest is Melbourne, at 53.9 percent. Interestingly enough, females gathered a lower percentage than males across the board. This data was collected from 2011-2012.