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  Basal Energy Expenditure based on BMR calculations  

Use the Schofield equation to account for factors such as illness, activity, stress   

Height (m)


Use feet and inches
(feet inches)

Weight (kg)
Age (years)
  Female Patient
Basal Energy
  NB: Does not take into account illness, stress, activity, trauma, cancers or other factors that can increase daily calorific requirement - See Schofield equation for this.

Calculation(s) used

Harris and Benedict formula (male)

BMR = 

Harris and Benedict formula (female)

BMR = 

Mifflin-St. Jeor formula

BMR = 

where S=5 { males } , S=-161 { females }


Basal Energy Expenditure

1. Harris J, Benedict F (1918). "A Biometric Study of Human Basal Metabolism". Proc Sci U S a 4 (12): 3703. doi:10.1073/pnas.4.12.370. PMID 16576330.

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