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CheneyHsiung
Tue 10th February '15, 10:34pm
Source: Body surface area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_surface_area)

Average BSA for children of various ages, for men, and for women, are taken to be:



Neonate (newborn)
0.25



Child of 2 years

0.5



9 years

1.07



10 years

1.14



12–13 years

1.33



Women
1.6



Men
1.9
m



There was an average BSA of 1.73 m2 for 3,000 cancer patients from 1990 to 1998 in a European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) database.[15] During 2005 there was an average BSA of 1.79 m2 for 3,613 adult cancer patients in the UK. Among them the average BSA for men was 1.91 m2 and for women was 1.71 m2.[16] However, there is some evidence that BSA values are less accurate at extremes of height and weight, where Body Mass Index may be a better estimate.