DBW (gms) = Birth weight (gms ) + ( Age in months x 500 ) DBW ( kg ) = ( Age in months divided 2 ) + 3 .` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` A. Estimating the Desirable Body Weight ( DBW ) Infants : a. First 6 months DBW (gms ) = Birth weight (gms) + ( Age in months x 600 ) 7 to 12 months .

12. and 8 cm during the first. respectively. .INFANT¶S WEIGHT -doubles at 5 to 6 months triples at 12 months quadruples at 24 months HEIGHT OR LENGTH = increases by 24. second and third year. then by 4 cm every year thereafter up to the eight years.

add 4 lbs ( 1. Body Mass Index ± Based Formula *For men 5 feet ( 1. DBW =112 lbs(51kg ) *For women 5 feet( 1.8 kg ) for every inch above 5 feet .Children DBW (kg) = ( Age in years x 2 ) + 8 + 2 kg for every year Adults a.52 cm) tall.52 cm ) tall. DBW = 106 lb (48kg) * For both sexes.

Alternative Methods * Tannhauser¶s Method Measure height in centimeters Deduct from this the factor 100. DBW (kg) obtained applies to Filipino status by taking off 10%.b. * Adapted method . answer is the DBW ln kg.For 5 ft used 106 lbs. . add 5 lbs. For every inch above 5 ft.

Infants : TER = 120 ± 110 kcal / KDBW Children: TER / day = 1000 + ( 100 x age in years ) Adolescents 13 ± 15 = 55 ( boys ) 45 ( girls ) 16 ±19 = 45 ( boys ) 40 ( girls ) .1.

4. Adults: ` Basal Metabolic needs = 1 cal/K DBW/ hr + Physical Activity = % above basal Method I ( Cooper et al ) Bed rest 10 % Sedentary 30 Light 50 Moderate 75 Heavy 100 Method II ( Krause ) 27.55 % 30 35 40 45 Pregnant women: TER / day = Normal requirement + 300 kcal Lactating women TER /day = Normal requirement + 500 Kcal .

adolescents 10% 10 ± 12% 20-25 % 30.Method I ± by percentage distribution Carbohydrate50 ± 70 % or average of 60% Protein Infants Children Adolescent Adults Fat Normal adults Children.25% .

45 % or an average of 30% Normal protein allowance / day: Infant 1.5 Adolescents 1. then divide the non=protein calories ( NPC) ito Carbohydrate = 55 ± 80 % or an average of 70% Fat = 20 .1 .2 Adults 1.6 gm / KDBW Children 1.Method II ± Determine the protein calories first according to the normal allowance in gm/ k DBW.

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