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.
Use– 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
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.
Following LOINC codes can be used to specify the parameter code:
|41982-0||Body fat percentage||^Patient||MFr||Pt||Qn||Measured|
See Measurement Enums for more information.
See Measurement Catalogs for more information.
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.
No EHR or Tenscan standards.