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Fat nation: Australian girth spreads

Fat nation: Australian girth spreads | Anthropometry and Kinanthropometry |

The number of Australians who are overweight and obese has bulged over the past four years, government statistics show.


Australians are growing taller and heavier, with average height up 0.8 of a centimetre for men and 0.4 centimetres for women since 1995.


The average Australian man has gained 3.9 kilograms and the average Australian woman 4.1 kilograms over the same period.

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