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Nearly HALF Of Australians Are Now Considered Overweight Or Obese

Study reveals the unhealthiest regions

Nearly HALF Of Australians Are Now Considered Overweight Or Obese

Australia's getting another big "F" for health in the latest report card from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Data shows more than 11 million people, nearly half of the country's population, are now considered overweight or obese.

Compared to previous data, there has been little to no improvement in obesity levels across the nation.

Being older, male and a regional resident are key factors increasing the likelihood of someone being obese, the report shows.

In Queensland, people at the northern end of the state are considered the unhealthiest, that includes Cairns, Mackay and Townsville.

The Darling Downs, West Moreton and Ipswich are home to the state's fattest people, 70 per cent of locals in those areas are overweight or obese.

Locals in Brisbane North have been named the state's slimmest region with 58.4 per cent of people carrying too much weight, while that rate is high it's 5 per cent lower than the national average.

You can see the full national report HERE

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