Devine Formula

The Devine Formula is a popular equation for estimating ideal body weight using a height measurement only. Dr B.J. Devine published the following formula in 1974 (I have yet to find the reference for this). The Devine formulas were initially developed to set certain medication doses based on body weight and height. However, over time, their use has spread beyond their initial intended purpose. As with all calculations, it is an estimation only and should be used with caution.

men: Ideal Body Weight (in kg) = 50 + 2.3 kg per inch over 5 feet.
women: Ideal Body Weight (in kg) = 45.5 + 2.3 kg per inch over 5 feet.

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