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Table 3 Calculation of daily energy requirements

From: Energy and protein intake in medical and geriatric inpatients with MEDPass versus conventional administration of oral nutritional supplements: study protocol for the randomized controlled MEDPass Trial

Formulas for daily energy requirements
  BMI < 18.5 kg/m2 BMI > 18.5 kg/m2
< 65 years Actual body weight ×  30 kcal [10] Actual body weight ×  27 kcal [10]
> 65 years Actual body weight × 32 kcal [14] Actual body weight × 30 kcal [14, 33]