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Name: be.en.hd.BodyHeight
Version: 0.0.1
Status: Draft


DCM::ContactInformation.Address *
DCM::ContactInformation.Name *
DCM::ContactInformation.Telecom *
DCM::ContentAuthorList Clinical Building Blocks Expert Group &
DCM::CreationDate 29-11-2012
DCM::DescriptionLanguage en
DCM::Id 2.16.840.1.113883.
DCM::KeywordList lichaamslengte, lengte, vitale parameters
DCM::LifecycleStatus Draft
DCM::ModelerList Clinical Building Blocks Expert Group &
DCM::Name be.en.hd.BodyHeight
DCM::ReviewerList Clinical Building Blocks Expert Group &
DCM::RevisionDate 05-01-2016
DCM::Version 0.0.1

Revision History


A person’s body height.


Body height is used for various reasons, including to measure growth, such as in babies, children or adolescents, to calculate body surface area, to for example calculate the correct amount of medication, or in combination with body weight to calculate the Body Mass Index. Height is also used to determine a person’s nutritional state.

This healthcare information building block offers the option to record a person’s body height.

Information model

Refer to the legend page for more information about the used types and data types

rootconcept BodyHeight
Definition Root concept of the BodyHeight building block. This root concept contains all data elements of the BodyHeight building block.
Type Zib.png
DCM::DefinitionCode NL-CM:12.2.1
data HeightValue
Definition The element contains the value of the measured body height.

Body height is the height of the human body from heel to scalp, generally measured when standing. Body height is measured in a stretched, horizontal position for very small children or patients that are unable to stand.

Datatype PQ.png
DCM::DefinitionCode NL-CM:12.2.2
DCM::DefinitionCode SNOMED CT: 50373000 Body height measure (observable entity)
DCM::ExampleValue 177 cm
data HeightDateTime
Definition Date and if possible time of body height measurement.
Datatype TS.png
DCM::DefinitionCode NL-CM:12.2.4
data Explanation
Definition Explanation of the body height measurement.
Datatype ST.png
DCM::DefinitionCode NL-CM:12.2.3
DCM::ExampleValue Status na bilaterale onderbeensamputatie.
data Position
Definition The person's position during the measurement.
Datatype CD.png
DCM::DefinitionCode NL-CM:12.2.5
DCM::ValueSet File:List.png PositionCodeList OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.

Code Lists



Concept Name Concept Code Coding Syst. Name Coding System OID Description
Standing position 10904000 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 Staande positie
Lying position 102538003 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 Liggende positie


1. Parelsnoer DCM Lichaamslengte v0.98 [Online] Beschikbaar op: [Geraadpleegd: 19 december 2014].

2. openEHR-EHR-OBSERVATION.height.v1 [Online] Beschikbaar op: [Geraadpleegd: 19 december 2014].