### Description

Peng et al developed equations for estimating the height and weight of Chinese adults using simple anthropometric measurements.

Subjects: 1,532 males and 1,753 females with ages from under 20 to over 80 years.

Measurements:

(1) knee height in cm

(2) hip circumference in cm

(3) mid arm circumference in cm

(4) age in years

Females

body height in cm =

= (2.2871 * (knee height in cm)) – (0.0741 * (age in years)) + 52.0334

NOTE: In the article the constant given is "2.0334", However, when this is used for the mean values in Table 3 (page 329) a height of only 106 cm is returned vs the mean height of 155 cm. If the mean data for males is entered in the equation below, then a value very close to the mean height is returned.

body weight in kilograms =

= (1.0831 * (mid arm circumference in cm)) + (0.8203 * (hip circumference in cm)) – 51.3536

where:

• R^2 for height is 0.7691

• R^2 for weight is 0.8679

Males

body height in cm =

= (2.4163 * (knee height in cm)) – (0.0694 * (age in years)) + 48.5233

body weight in kilograms =

= (1.1268 * (mid arm circumference in cm)) + (1.1228 * (hip circumference in cm)) – 72.4104

where:

• R^2 for height is 0.8116

• R^2 for weight is 0.8530