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Person—body mass index (classification)

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269558
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe category of weight deficit or excess in adults and weight excess only in children and adolescents.
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Public health and health care:

BMI is used as an indicator of underweight, normal or healthy weight and overweight and obesity in adults and of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents. On a population basis there is a strong association between BMI and health risk.

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Object class:Person
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A human being.

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Prior to 13 March 2018, the definition of the ‘Person’ Object class was ‘A human being, whether man, woman or child’. From 13 March 2018, the definition was edited by removing the words ‘…whether man, woman or child’ so that a person is defined as ‘A human being’. This amendment was undertaken to align the definition of a person with the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, which recognise that there are sex and gender types that are not exclusively male or female.

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Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

Macquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty. Ltd

Reference documents:Help on this term

Attorney-General's Department 2015. Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender. Viewed 26 July 2016, https://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Pages/
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ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, 2016. ABS Cat. no. 1200.0.55.012. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 26 July 2016, http://abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/
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Property:Body mass index
Definition:Help on this termA measure of body fat that gives an indication of nutritional status. Body mass index is the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters.
Property group:Help on this termPhysical characteristics

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Origin:Help on this termDorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary 30th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders

Data element concept attributes

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termWorld Health Organization (see also Comments) and the consortium to develop an Australian standard definition of child/adolescent overweight and obesity; at the Children's Hospital at Westmead on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing

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Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Person—body mass index (classification), code N[.N] Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015

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