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Korean Journal of Preventive Medicine 1983;16(1): 35-40.
A Study on the Modified Broca's Index to Estimate Standard Body Weight of Korean Adults.
Byoung Mann Cho
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, College of Medicine, Busan National University, Korea.
The author investigated the modified Broca's index that could be applied to Korean adults, what is called Korean Broca's Index, with 2322 apparently healthy subjects of 20-59 years old in order to obtain the index which could be used to estimate the standard body weight of Korean adults. The obtained results were as follow: 1. Linear regression equation of body weight to height was Y (weight in kg) =0.7195 X (height in cm)-57.9746 in male, and Y (weight in kg) =0.4288 X (height in cm)-16.6528 in female. 2. Estimated constant that could be applied to Korean Broca's Index was 0.93 in male and 0.89 in female, and these sexual difference was statistically significant. (P<0.01)
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