Shiter and Aslani reported an updated version of the body surface area equation of DuBois and DuBois. The authors are from Royal North Shore Hospital in Australia.

Patient selection: adult



(1) body height in centimeters

(2) body weight in kilograms


body surface area in square cm =

= 94.9 * ((weight)^0.441) * ((height)^0.655)


The authors note that the original DuBois and DuBois equations were based on a small number of subjects. In addition, modern statistical methods were not available at the time.

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