Health Promotion

Documentation and distribution of BMI categories (ages 20-64 years)

Individuals who had their height and weight documented (numerator), among Individuals aged 20-64 years (denominator)


The epidemic of obesity is expected to further increase globally, while contributing to morbidity as well as a significant economic burden [1]. Therefore, it is important to monitor BMI and provide guidance for maintaining healthy lifestyle and body weight, in particular as preventive measures before the occurrence of accompanying morbidities [2]. Furthermore, monitoring body weight has an important role in primary care, as weight loss and underweight may serve as early signals for various chronic conditions, including depression, dental problems, and drugs side effects [2].


Individuals in the denominator who had their height and weight documented (height at least once after age 18 years and weight in the 5 previous years)


Individuals aged 20-64 years




[1] “Obesity-Update-2017,” OECD, 2017. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 15-Feb-2018].
[2] In Hebrew: “המלצות כוח המשימה הישראלי בנושא קידום בריאות ורפואה מונעת, 2013” ההסתדרות הרפואית בישראל, האגף למדיניות רפואית, איגוד רופאי המשפחה [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 21-Mar-2018].

Documentation of BMI components by year
Documentation of BMI components by socio-economic position (1-lowest, 4-highest) and sex
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National Program for Quality Indicators in Community Healthcare 

התוכנית הלאומית למדדי איכות לרפואת הקהילה בישראל