Behnke et al developed a formula for body surface area based on gluteal girth and body height.



(1) gluteal girth (body circumference over the glutei) in cm

(2) body height in cm


body surface area in square centimeters =

= 1.138 * (gluteal girth in cm) * (body height in cm)


body surface area in square meters =

= (body surface area in square cm) / 10,000



• I wonder if a the formula's performance in women is affected by the body type, especially in the gynoid type (fat accumulation in pelvis and thighs).


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