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Body surface area

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Body surface area diagram
Various empirical equations have been developed to determine the human body surface area from the weigth and height. Some of the more popular methods are calculated here. The CalcTool unit menus allow you to enter and output values in whatever units you prefer.

Mosteller method:
DuBois method:
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Body surface area is used for many clinical applications, and is also useful for example for calculations of thermal energy loss from the human body in the clothing and sport industries. An average adult BSA is considered to be ~1.6 m² for women and ~1.9 m² for men.