ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 278.02


Diagnosis Code 278.02

ICD-9: 278.02
Short Description: Overweight
Long Description: Overweight
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 278.02

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders
    • Other metabolic disorders and immunity disorders (270-279)
      • 278 Obesity and other hyperalimentation

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Body Weight

Do you know if your current weight is healthy? "Underweight", "normal", "overweight", and "obese" are all labels for ranges of weight. Obese and overweight mean that your weight is greater than it should be for your health. Underweight means that it is lower than it should be for your health. Your healthy body weight depends on your sex and height. For children, it also depends on your age.

A sudden, unexpected change in weight can be a sign of a medical problem. Causes for sudden weight loss can include

  • Thyroid problems
  • Cancer
  • Infectious diseases
  • Digestive diseases
  • Certain medicines

Sudden weight gain can be due to medicines, thyroid problems, heart failure, and kidney disease.

Good nutrition and exercise can help in losing weight. Eating extra calories within a well-balanced diet and treating any underlying medical problems can help to add weight.

  • Body mass index
  • Growth chart
  • Overweight
  • Weight gain - unintentional
  • Weight loss - unintentional

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