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Calculate Body Surface Area using Mostellar formula in Excel

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Hi has anyone used the above method to calculate a body surface area in Excel using the Mostellar method ? I have looked on Google and the formula is:
Mosteller Method:[1]

BSA (m2) = (height (cm) x weight (kg)/3600)½

eg, BSA (m2) = square root of (height (cm) x weight (kg)/3600)

Using their example a height and weight of 121cm and a weight of 25 the BSA calculates at 0.92.
On my formula in Excel: =SQRT(X172*N172)/3600 I get 0.12.  
Any suggestions please/

Ejgil Hedegaard

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