Both Breitmann and Jacobson reported formulas for predicting a patient's body surface area based on the person's height and weight.
(1) height in centimeters
(2) weight in kilograms
Body Surface Area in Square Meters
0.0087 * ((body height in cm) + (body weight in kg)) - 0.26
0.01 * ((body height in cm) + (body weight in kg)) - 0.6
• The root mean squared error (RMSE) for the Breitman equation is 0.08 and for the Jacobson equation is 0.20.
• The equation reported by Jacobson is the same as given by Isaksson in 02.07.12
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