Yu et al used a 3-dimensional scanner to determine the body surface area of adults, They then derived several equations for estimating the body surface area. The authors are from National Tsing Hua University and Logistic Technology Corporation in Taiwan.

Patient selection: adults 18 to 64 years of age in Taiwan



(1) body weight in kilograms

(2) body height in centimeters


BSA for a male =

= 79.8106 * ((height)^0.7271) * ((weight)^0.398)


BSA for a female =

= 84.4673 * ((height)^0.6997) * ((weight)^0.4176)


BSA independent of gender =

= 71.3989 * ((height)^0.7437) * ((weight)^0.4040)

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