Mellits and Cheek used an equation based on height and weight for predicting total body water in children, adolescents and young adults.
Subjects: from age 1 month to 34 years
Total Body Water in Liters
<= 110.8 cm
(0.013 * (height in cm)) + (0.507 * (weight in kilograms)) + 0.076
> 110.8 cm
(0.154 * (height in cm)) + (0.252 * (weight in kilograms)) – 10.313
<= 132.7 cm
(0.045 * (height in cm)) + (0.465 * (weight in kilograms)) – 1.927
> 132.7 cm
(0.209 * (height in cm)) + (0.406 * (weight in kilograms)) – 21.993
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Purpose: To estimate total body water in children and young adults using height and weight in the equation of Mellits and Cheek.
Objective: other testing