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Table 1 nutritional status and resting energy expenditure in RE children (n = 17).

From: Evaluation of nutritional status in children with refractory epilepsy

  Mean (SD) Range
BMI (kg/m2) 15,7 (3,5) 10,4–24,9
%BW 90,0 (29,0) 45,5–175,7
%BH 96,0 (6,6) 80,4–105,7
%IBW-H 96,0 (19,7) 65.0–147,4
% REE 94,8 (26,3) 51,0–132,0
REE/BW (kcal/kg) 38.5 (8.6) 27.2–49.0
Respiratory Quotient 0.83 (0.09) 0.75–0.91
  1. BMI: body mass index
  2. %BW: percentage of ideal body weight for sex and age
  3. %BH: percentage of ideal body height for sex and age
  4. %IBW-H: percentage of ideal weight for height, sex and age
  5. %REE: percentage of measured REE/predicted REE