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Percentage of males within the normal weight range (Regional)



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Which state/territory has the slimmest males? Obesity and being overweight is a real problem in Australia, which is classified as one of the fattest nations in the developed world. The phenomenon has been described as an 'epidemic' because of how quickly Ausralian waistlines have expanded and thereby increased the chance and frequency of weight-related illnesses.  The Australian Bureau of Statistics classifies a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25.00 and above as overweight. This FACT indicates the proportion of people within a normal weight range (BMI of 24.99 and under) in state/territory.

The state with the highest proportion of males who weigh within the normal weight range is Western Australia, at 34.1 percent. The state with the lowest is Tasmania, at 25.5 percent.

High is good

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2015

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