Surface Area of Human Skin

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Range 1.6-1.8 m^2
Organism Human Homo sapiens
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Primary Source Bender, Arnold E. & David A. Bender. Body Surface Area. A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Method The surface area may be calculated by multiplying 0.007184 times the weight in kilograms raised to the 0.425 power and the height in centimeters raised to the 0.725 power." [Assume a height of 5'8" (170 cm) and a mass of 150 lb (68 kg).]
Comments The surface area of adults is about 18,000 cm2 (men) or 16,000 cm2 (women).
Entered by Ron Milo - Admin
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