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. 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. See also the similar Broca Index.

men: Ideal Body Weight (in kg) = 50 + 2.3 kg x (height - 60 inches)
women: Ideal Body Weight (in kg) = 45.5 + 2.3 kg x (height - 60 inches)

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