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Table 1 Predictive equations to calculate REE

From: Comparison of five equations for estimating resting energy expenditure in Chinese young, normal weight healthy adults

Equations age REE (kcal/d)
Men Women
H-B adult 66.47 + 13.75 × BW + 5.0 × Height-6.76 × Age 655.1 + 9.56 × BW + 1.85 × Height −4.68 × Age
WHO 18– 30y 15.057 × BW + 692.2 14.818 × BW + 486.6
Owen adult 10.2 × BW + 875 7.18 × BW + 795
Mifflin adult 10 × BW + 6.25 × Height-5 × Age + 5 10 × BW + 6.25 × Height-5 × Age-161
Liu’s adult 13.88 × BW + 4.16 × Height-3.43× Age 13.88 × BW + 4.16 × Height-3.43 × Age-112.40
  1. BW,body weight; WHO, World Health Organization; y, years.