Estimation and prediction of blood volume in infants and children

Eur J Pediatr. 1977 Aug 12;125(4):227-34. doi: 10.1007/BF00493567.


Blood volume was studied in 160 infants and children aged from one hour to 14 years. From these data linear and logarithmic regression equations relating blood volume to weight, height and surface area were calculated. Equations utilizing combined weight and logarithmic weight values were found to be the most accurate for predicting blood volume. Therefore, nomograms were constructed for reading blood volume directly from height and weight.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Blood Volume*
  • Body Height
  • Body Surface Area
  • Body Weight
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Mathematics
  • Sex Factors