Health Datasets

Obesity in Australia :

A study of contributing socio—economical factors in using Spatial Analysis 

Author: Lucy Chen

Supervisor  : Samsung Lim


Percentage (%) of obesity in each state broken down into 3 remoteness categories (Major Cities, Inner Region and Outer/Other Regions), refer Image 2, was obtained from the National Health Survey 2004- 2005 (NHS 2004-2005) available online from the ABS website






















Image 2: Remoteness boundaries of the NHS 2004-2005 Data

This study also gave the percentage (%) of people (who participated ) which suffered from Diabetes Mellitus and Heart Conditions.  Initially, this study was designed with obesity data at a suburb-wide level which would reveal more  accurate and in-depth information about the factors of obesity, as well as allowing for more spatial analysis.