Assess your Nutritional Status
How to assess?
Follow direct (A, B, C, D) or indirect (Ecological variables, economic factors, vital health statistics) or both methods of Nutritional Assessment as per your need. So, a comprehensive nutritional assessment is recommended.
Anthropometry Assessment (Height, weight, BMI, MUAC, skinfold thickness, etc.)
Biochemical Assessment (Laboratory/diagnostic tests)-Blood, urine, tissue, etc. levels.
Clinical Assessment ((history and physical examination)-Signs and Symptoms
Dietary Assessment-Actual weighing, 24-hour recall, etc.
Use the following links to calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index) to know your nutritional status.
- BMI Percentile Calculator for Children and Teens (2 through 19 years): https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/bmi/calculator.html (CDC, References: A8).
- Adult (20 years and older) BMI Calculator: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/metric_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.html (CDC, References: A9).
- https://www.emro.who.int/nutrition/information-resources/bmi-calculator.html (World Health Organization, WHO, Reference: A11)
Limitation of BMI:
It was stated by American Medical Association (AMA) that the use of BMI alone is not a perfect measure to assess obesity. (Reference A28: AMA: Use of BMI alone is an imperfect clinical measure | American Medical Association (ama-assn.org)
References: A1, A2, A3, A4, A8, A9
*Used codes to publish as a separate list of references in the future.