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Running head:OBESITY 1Obesity(Author’s name)(Institutional Affiliation)
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OBESITY 2ObesityDefinitionAccording to the World Health Organization (WHO), overweight and obesity are usually defined as abnormal body fat accumulation that presents a risk to health and wellbeing of a person(WHO, 2018). Body Mass Index (BMI) is used to measure and diagnose obesity which includes an individual weight divided by the square of her or his weight. An individual with a BMI of more than 30 is usually considered as obese whereas a BMI equal to or greater than 25 is considered overweight(WHO, 2018). Obesity Statistics in AustraliaAccording to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2017, one-quarter of children in Australia are either obese or overweight(Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2017b). In 2014-2015 fiscal years, one in five of Australian children aged between 2 to 4 years were either obese or overweight accounting for 20% of all total children in the country. Out of this, 9% were obese and 11% were overweight( Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2017a). One in four of all Australian children aged 5 to 17 years is either obese or overweight where 7% are obese and 20% overweight.Obesity prevalence in children aged 5-17 increased between 1995 to 2007-2008 byalmost double
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OBESITY 3For both boys and girls aged between 2 and 4 years, and 5 and 17 years.In 2014-205 about 63% of all Australian adults were either obese or overweight(Hamann, 2017). In 1995, the provenance of obesity rose by 57%. Severe obesity in Australia has almost doubled from 5 % in 1995 to 9% in 2015. From 2014 to
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