Which assessment finding is associated with increased risk for metabolic syndrome?
a. Body mass index (BMI) of 26
b. BMI of 20
c. Systolic blood pressure of 114 mm Hg
d. Diastolic blood pressure of 70 mm Hg
Answer to Quiz Time: a. Normal BMI is below 25. A BMI of 25 to 29.9 signals overweight and a BMI of 30 or higher indicates obesity.
Learn more by reading the continuing nursing education article “Caring for patients with metabolic syndrome.”