Body mass index (BMI) (Z68)

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Clinical Information

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)

Obesity Paradox - An observation that high BODY MASS INDEX is sometimes associated with lower CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE mortality in certain population, e.g., ELDERLY.

Instructional Notations

Inclusion Terms

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  • Kilograms per meters squared

  • BMI adult codes are for use for persons 20 years of age or older
  • BMI pediatric codes are for use for persons 2-19 years of age.
  • These percentiles are based on the growth charts published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)

    • Body mass index (BMI) (Z68)

        • Body mass index [BMI] (Z68)

        • Z68 Body mass index [BMI]
        • Z68.1 Body mass index [BMI] 19.9 or less, adult
        • Z68.2 Body mass index [BMI] 20-29, adult
        • Z68.20 Body mass index [BMI] 20.0-20.9, adult
        • Z68.21 Body mass index [BMI] 21.0-21.9, adult
        • Z68.22 Body mass index [BMI] 22.0-22.9, adult
        • Z68.23 Body mass index [BMI] 23.0-23.9, adult
        • Z68.24 Body mass index [BMI] 24.0-24.9, adult
        • Z68.25 Body mass index [BMI] 25.0-25.9, adult
        • Z68.26 Body mass index [BMI] 26.0-26.9, adult
        • Z68.27 Body mass index [BMI] 27.0-27.9, adult
        • Z68.28 Body mass index [BMI] 28.0-28.9, adult
        • Z68.29 Body mass index [BMI] 29.0-29.9, adult
        • Z68.3 Body mass index [BMI] 30-39, adult
        • Z68.30 Body mass index [BMI] 30.0-30.9, adult
        • Z68.31 Body mass index [BMI] 31.0-31.9, adult
        • Z68.32 Body mass index [BMI] 32.0-32.9, adult
        • Z68.33 Body mass index [BMI] 33.0-33.9, adult
        • Z68.34 Body mass index [BMI] 34.0-34.9, adult
        • Z68.35 Body mass index [BMI] 35.0-35.9, adult
        • Z68.36 Body mass index [BMI] 36.0-36.9, adult
        • Z68.37 Body mass index [BMI] 37.0-37.9, adult
        • Z68.38 Body mass index [BMI] 38.0-38.9, adult
        • Z68.39 Body mass index [BMI] 39.0-39.9, adult
        • Z68.4 Body mass index [BMI] 40 or greater, adult
        • Z68.41 Body mass index [BMI] 40.0-44.9, adult
        • Z68.42 Body mass index [BMI] 45.0-49.9, adult
        • Z68.43 Body mass index [BMI] 50.0-59.9, adult
        • Z68.44 Body mass index [BMI] 60.0-69.9, adult
        • Z68.45 Body mass index [BMI] 70 or greater, adult
        • Z68.5 Body mass index [BMI] pediatric
        • Z68.51 Body mass index [BMI] pediatric, less than 5th percentile for age
        • Z68.52 Body mass index [BMI] pediatric, 5th percentile to less than 85th percentile for age
        • Z68.53 Body mass index [BMI] pediatric, 85th percentile to less than 95th percentile for age
        • Z68.54 Body mass index [BMI] pediatric, greater than or equal to 95th percentile for age