Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Body mass index recorded indicator|
|Definition:||An indicator of whether a person's body mass index (BMI) has been recorded, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Person—body mass index recorded indicator|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 1 Yes
A person has had their BMI recorded.
CODE 2 No
A person has not had their BMI recorded.
Body mass index (BMI): A measure of an adult's weight (body mass) relative to height, used to assess the extent of weight deficit or excess where height and weight have been measured. Body mass index is the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in metres (WHO 2000).
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)|
|Origin:||WHO (World Health Organisation) 2000. Obesity: Preventing and Managing the Global Epidemic, report of a WHO Consultation. World Health Organization, Geneva.|
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