Huang et al developed equations for predicting ideal body weight in Chinese adults based on body height.

ideal body weight for a male adult in kilograms =

= 0.7 * ((height in cm) – 80)


ideal body weight for a female adult in kilograms =

= 0.6 * ((height in cm) – 70)



• There does not seem to be an adjustment for body frame as is done by the Hamwi method (addition or reduction by 10% for large or small frames, respectively, see above).

• There is no adjustment for advanced age.

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