HealthStats NSW
HealthStats NSW
HealthStats NSW

Overweight and obesity in adults

1 in 2 NSW adults are above a healthy weight

Adults above a healthy weight have an increased risk of developing chronic disease and premature mortality. This includes physical health issues such as cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, asthma and some cancers and an increased risk of psychological issues such as depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. In 2017, 53% of NSW adults were overweight (32%) or obese (21%).

See the Adult Overweight and Obesity Snapshot under Reports and Strategies below for more information.


How much do adults weigh?
Who has high body mass?
How much activity do adults do?
How much fruit and vegetables do adults eat?
Who goes to hospital due to high body mass?
Who dies due to high body mass?

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Reports and Strategies


State-wide initiatives