Health Maintenance Guidelines: Definitions
Body Mass Index (BMI): Your weight in relation to your height.
How to calculate your BMI: Weight (pounds) / Height (inches) x 703
- BMI Range for Non-Asian Ethnicities:
Underweight: Under 19
Healthy: 19 – 24.9
Overweight: 25 – 29.9
Obese: Greater than 29.9
– BMI Range for Asian Ethnicities:
Underweight: Under 18.5
Healthy: 18.5 – 23
Overweight: 23.1 – 25
Obese: Greater than 25
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Bone Density Test: A low dose x-ray to screen for risk of thinning and weakening of bones, which increase the risk or osteoporosis and fracture.
Chlamydia/Screening Test: A screening test for detecting chlamydia, and/or gonorrhea a curable sexually transmitted infection that can cause infertility and chronic pelvic pain.
Fecal Occult Blood Test: A screening test for hidden blood in the stool, which may be sign or colon cancer.
HIV Test: A blood test to detect the presence of human immunodeficiency virus—a treatable infectious disease.
Lipid Screen: A blood test for assessing levels of fats and cholesterol that can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Colonoscopy: An internal inspection of the entire colon to screen for cancer and polyps (pre-cancerous growths)
Sigmoidoscopy: An internal inspection of the lower colon to screen for cancer and polyps (precancerous growths).
Mammogram: A low dose breast x-ray to screen for breast cancer.
Pap Test: A test for abnormal cervical cells that can indicate increased risk of cervical cancer. This is not a test for uterine or ovarian cancer. Pap smears are done during an internal pelvic examination.