Ogunranti developed equations for predicting the body surface area of Nigerian children based on height. These are more accurate than equations developed for Caucasians. The author is from the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria.


Subjects: males and females ages 2 to 12 years of age



Mean Body Surface Area in Square Meters

< 1.3 meters

(0.9 * (height in meters)) - 0.24

>= 1.3 meters

(2 * (height in meters)) - 1.70


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