Term BMI/Body Composition Screening
Code LF-4900.1150
Definition Programs that evaluate an individual's height, weight and body composition as a means of assessing overall health and fitness. Included are programs that calculate a person's Body Mass Index (BMI), a figure that is based on the weight (in kilograms) divided by the height (in meters) squared and interpreted using a table which shows value ranges for people who are underweight, have normal weight or are overweight; and those that look at the individual's body weight in terms of percentage of body fat, lean body mass (including organs, muscle and bone) and percentage of body water. Personalized recommendations for nutrition and exercise may also be provided for people with underdeveloped musculature or excessive body fat. These tests may be provided as components of nutrition assessment and prescription services or physical fitness assessment programs, but are often available as separate screenings.
Created 12/4/01
Changed 5/4/10
Use References BMI Screening
Body Mass Index Screening
Obesity Screening
See Also References Body Image Education (RR-5150.5000-100)
Dietitian/Nutritionist Referrals (LH-2600.1740)
Eating Disorders Screening (RP-5000.5000-200)
Eating Disorders Treatment (RP-6400.1900)
Fitness Equipment and Accessories (PL-7200.2000)
Healthy Eating Programs (LH-2700.6000-300)
Nutrition Assessment Services (LF-4900.6200)
Nutrition Education (LH-2700.6000)
Physical Fitness (PL-6600)
Physical Fitness Assessment (LF-7200)
Physical Fitness Referrals (PL-6610)
Weight Management (LT-9500)
Weight Related Support Groups (PN-8100.0500-900)
External Classification Terms Ambulatory & Primary Health Care (NTE E30)
Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (USA HC-300)
Health Diagnostic, Intervention & Treatment (NPC E07)
Related Concepts Evaluation/Testing/Diagnosis/Assessment
Facet Service
Comments
Bibliographic References "BMI -- Body Mass Index", Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/bmi/adult_BMI/about_adult_BMI.htm

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