Broca Index (BI)

The Broca Index is an estimation of ideal body weight using a height measurement only. The Broca Index was developed by Paul Broca, a French surgeon who lived between 1824 and 1880. The Broca index is only a rough estimate and applies to the range of middle body sizes best. The BMI is a more common calculation of ideal body weight using the height and weight measurements. See also the similar Ponderal Index.

Standard Weight (kg) = Ht (cm) - 100

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