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Formula of Nwoye for Predicting Body Surface Area in Adult African Males

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Nwoye measured the body surface area of adult males from Nigeria. He found that the measured area was 6-22% greater than that predicted by other algorithms. He derived an equation for predicting the body surface area of adult African males.

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