Theron et al developed an equation for estimating the weight of child in an emergency. Other methods may underestimate body weight, especially in Pacific Islanders or Maori. Patient selection: age from 1 to 10 years of age, multi-ethnic (half Pacific Islander, quarter Maori, quarter European or Indian)


(1) age in years


predicted weight in kilograms =

= EXP((0.175 * (age in years)) + 2.2)

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