Version 2.76

Term Description

The percentile of a patient's body mass index indicates the relative position of the patient's BMI number among a given population. For children and teens the interpretation of BMI is both age- and sex-specific.
Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Part Description

LP35925-4   Body mass index
An indicator of body density as determined by the relationship of BODY WEIGHT to BODY HEIGHT. BMI=weight (kg)/height squared (m2). BMI correlates with body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE). Their relationship varies with age and gender. For adults, BMI falls into these categories: below 18.5 (underweight); 18.5-24.9 (normal); 25.0-29.9 (overweight); 30.0 and above (obese). (National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

Reference Information

Type Source Reference
Webcontent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC description

Fully-Specified Name

Body mass index
Per age and sex

Additional Names

Short Name
BMI Prctl Per age+sex

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.32
Last Updated
Version 2.66
Change Reason
Updated "Gender" to "Sex" in Method to to correctly represent the concept based on WHO definitions of sex and gender

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
94137-7 HEDIS 2020 Value Sets
96068-2 HEDIS MY 2020 Value Sets

Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Índice de masa corporal:Prctl:Punto temporal:^ Paciente:Cuantitativo:Per age and sex
fr-FR French (France) Indice de masse corporelle:Percentile:Ponctuel:Patient:Numérique:Fonction de l'âge et du sexe
it-IT Italian (Italy) Indice di massa corporea (IMC):Prctl:Pt:^Paziente:Qn:Per età e genere
Synonyms: paziente Percentile Peso del corpo - molecolare Punto nel tempo (episodio)
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Índice de massa corpórea::Pt:^Paciente:Qn:Por idade e sexo
zh-CN Chinese (China) 体质指数:百分位数:时间点:^患者:定量型:按照年龄和性别
Synonyms: BMI;体重指数;人体质量指数;身体质量指数 医疗服务对象;客户;病人;病患;病号;超系统 - 病人 可用数量表示的;定量性;数值型;数量型;连续数值型标尺 按年龄 按照年龄(岁数、年龄大小、年级)和(社会性别、性属、性别角色、社会和文化性别、管理类性别);按年龄和性别;按照年龄和社会性别;按照年龄和管理类性别 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间 物体 特殊体重;特殊身体重量;身体重量.分子型 百分位

Example Units

Unit Source
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