Liu et al developed an equation for predicting the basal metabolic rate (BMR) in Chinese adults. The authors are from Taipei, Taiwan.
Subjects: Adult Chinese from 20 to 78 years in good health and within the normal range for weight (not obese or cachectic).
(1) body weight in kilograms
(2) height in centimeters
(4) sex (1 point if female, 0 points if male)
BMR in kcal/day =
= (13.88 * (body weight in kilograms)) + (4.16 * (height in cm)) – (3.43 * (age in years)) – (112.40 * (points for sex)) + 54.34
Using 1 kcal (thermochemical) = 4.184 kJoules, Leung et al gave the equation as:
BMR in kiloJoules/day =
= (58.074 * (body weight in kilograms)) + (17.405 * (height in cm)) – (14.35 * (age in years)) – (470.3 * (points for sex)) + 227.36
• Leung et al used height in meters with factor 1740.5
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