Body Health Index

SLTLab's Wellness App uses a questionnaire to determine the user's body health index. The questionnaire was developed by the Seoul Public Health Center in South Korea.1 It contains 16 items, and users simply answer those questions to check their Body Health Index.

If the user does not respond to the questionnaire, the Wellness App can also utilize the BMI calculated using the user's age, weight, and height. In such case, the Body Health Index is thus based on the weight status and obesity classifications following the guidelines provided by the World Health Organization.2-4

Body Health Index 1

The body health index is calculated as follows:

Body heath index = 10 – (total score / 350) *10.

According to the score, the users are given the following messages.

Score

Message

7.5-10

You are leading a healthy life and have fewer chance of chronic disease.

6-7.5

You are living a healthy life, but you have a chance of developing chronic diseases.

4.5-6

You are healthy now, but there may be an increase in health risk in the future. However, there is a high possibility of improvement.

3-4.5

You have a high probability of chronic disease, so you need to improve your lifestyle.

0-3

You need a visit to the hospital and a doctor's diagnosis.

 

Body Health Index 2

Age

BMI

Weight status

Body health Index

Age<20

BMI<16.5

Underweight

8

16.5≤BMI<23.0

Moderate weight

9

23.0≤BMI<25.0

Overweight

8

25.0≤BMI<30.0

Obesity class Ⅰ

6

30.0≤BMI<40.0

Obesity class

5

40.0≤BMI

Obesity class

4

20≤Age

BMI<18.5

Underweight

8

18.5≤BMI<25.0

Moderate weight

9

25.0≤BMI<30.0

Overweight

8

30.0≤BMI<35.0

Obesity class Ⅰ

6

35.0≤BMI<40.0

Obesity class

5

40.0≤BMI

Obesity class

4

 

References

[1] https://www.ydp.go.kr/health/contents.do?key=3647& Retrieved in 2019 

[2] https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/index.html Retrieved in 2020

[3] https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/obesity-and-overweight Retrieved in 2020

[4] Medically reviewed by Katherine Marengo LDN, R.D. — Written by The MNT Editorial Team on November 9, 2018
-> https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323586. Retrieved in 2018