00232 Obesity

Domain 2: nutrition
Class 1: ingestion
Diagnostic Code: 00232
Nanda label: obesity
Diagnostic focus: obesity
Approved 2013 • Revised 2017 • Evidence level 3.2

NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition

Nanda nursing diagnosis « obesity » is defined as: problem in which an individual accumulates an excessive level of fat for their age and sex, which exceeds overweight levels. >

Definite characteristics

  • Adult: Body mass index> 30 kg/m2
  • Child 2-18 years: Body mass index> Perentil 95 or 30 kg/m2 for age and sex
  • Child <2 years: term not used in children of this age

Related factors

  • abnormal patterns of eating behavior
  • Abnormal food perception patterns
  • Average daily physical activity is lower than recommended according to sex and age
  • Consumption of sugary drinks
  • Dysomnias
  • Energy expenditure lower than energy consumption based on a standard assessment
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Fear of running out of food
  • Frequent peck
  • Eat frequently in restaurants or eat foods usually
  • Insufficient dietary calcium intake in children
  • Size of the larger portions of the recommended
  • Sedentary behavior for ? 2 hours a day
  • Decrease in daily sleep hours
  • Solid foods as the main food source with an age <5 months

Risk population

  • People at economic disadvantage
  • People who experience premature puberty
  • People who experience rapid weight increase during childhood
  • People who experience rapid weight increase during breastfeeding
  • People who inherit related factors
  • People who were not fed exclusively with breast milk
  • People who suffered overweight during childhood
  • People whose mothers suffered gestational diabetes
  • People whose mothers suffer from diabetes
  • People whose mothers smoked during childhood
  • People whose mothers smoked during pregnancy
  • People with high score in binge and restriction food behaviors
  • People whose parents are obese
  • Neonates whose mothers suffered gestational diabetes

Associated problems

  • Congenital genetic diseases