energy expenditure, basal
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energy expenditure, basal,
The Harris-Benedict equation involves W (weight in kg), H (height in cm), and A (age in years). The formulae are:
For women: BEE = 6.55 + (9.6 × W) + (1.8 × H) - (4.7 × A)
For men: BEE = 6.6 + (13.7 × W) + (5 × H) - (6.8 × A)
Hospitalized patients who are nonstressed require 20% more calories than for basal needs.
Energy expended is increased by about 13% over basal needs for each degree centigrade of fever; burn and trauma patients require 40% to 100% more calories than for basal requirements.