Nwoye measured the body surface area of adult males from Nigeria. He found that the measured area was 6-22% greater than that predicted by other algorithms. He derived an equation for predicting the body surface area of adult African males.



(1) height in centimeters

(2) weight in kilograms


body surface area in square meters =

= 0.001315 * ((height in cm)^(1.2139)) * ((body weight in kg)^(0.2620))


The SEE was +/- 0.04815.


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