The body fat percentage of a human is the total mass of fat divided by total body mass. It includes essential body fat and storage body fat. The body fat percentage is a measure of fitness level and cardiovascular risk.


Body fat is a specific data object to store body fat as percentage of body mass respectivly bodyweight.


– Documentation of body fat percentage
– For evaluations via analytic balance in ambulant settings
– Calculate composition of body weight
– Actual or past measurements
– Exact measurement or Calculation

Not use

– Do not use for estimation
– Do not use for determination of body fat due to other methods

Data Model

The Body Fat is a measurement object without any specific attributes. See Measurement for more information.


If past measurements should be recorded, the start date must contain the date of measurement.

Parameter Codes

Following LOINC codes can be used to specify the parameter code:

loinc_num component system property time_aspct scale_typ method_typ
41982-0 Body fat percentage ^Patient MFr Pt Qn Measured


See Measurement Enums for more information.


See Measurement Catalogs for more information.

Update Rhythm

Because various factors can have an effect on Body Fat, such as changes in weight or lifestyle, the Body Fat object can be updated up to several times a week.

Recommended rules:
– Maximum once a week if body fat is constant.
– Maximum once a day if body fat varies.


See Measurement Schema for further information.

Compatible Standards

No EHR or Tenscan standards.