**Standards message here**

Calculate body surface area given the height and weight

The calculation is from the formula of DuBois and DuBois:

BSA = (W ^{0.425} x H ^{0.725}) x 0.007184

where the weight is in kilograms and the height is in centimeters.

- DuBois D, DuBois EF. A formula to estimate the approximate surface area if height and weight be known. Arch Intern Medicine. 1916; 17:863-71.
- Wang Y, Moss J, Thisted R. Predictors of body surface area.

J Clin Anesth. 1992; 4(1):4-10.

*Created:* December
9, 1998

*Revised:* October
19, 2000