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Measure: Weight   #021500


Current Weight - Measured Current measured weight is the weight of the participant in kilograms. Current Weight - Self-Reported* Self-reported weight is the weight in kilograms or pounds as reported by the participant.

*NOTE: Self-reported weight values are considered to be less accurate and are used only when measured weight cannot be obtained.


Current weight is used to assess a child’s growth and development and an adult’s current health status. Overweight and obese status is associated with several serious comorbidities, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and obstructive sleep apnea.



Anthropometrics, body mass index, BMI, obesity, ponderal Index, weight for length, NHANES

Measure Release Date: October 1, 2015

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