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Dubois & Dubois formula

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Formula for measuring the surface of the body.

Description

A formula to estimate the approximate surface area if height and weight be known. The body surface measured in cm = W 0,425 x H 0,725 x 71,84, W being the weight i kilograms and H the height i cm.

O = body surface in cm2
P = body weight in kg
L = body size in cm.

O = square root of P x L x 167,2

Bibliography

  • D. Dubois, E. F. Dubois:
    A formula to estimate the approximate surface area if height and weight be known.
    Archives of Internal Medicine, Chicago, 1916, 17: 863–871.

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