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Obes Surg. 2005 Aug;15(7):1082-3.

Estimating ideal body weight--a new formula.

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Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.

Abstract

A simple formula for estimating ideal body weight (IBW) in kilograms for both men and women is presented. The equation IBW = 22 x H2, where H is equal to patient height in meters, yields weight values midway within the range of weights obtained using published IBW formulae.

PMID:
16105412
DOI:
10.1381/0960892054621350
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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