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Table 3 Measures of bias, precision, and accuracy for the Broselow tape and APLS formula for weight estimation

From: Accuracy of Broselow tape in estimating the weight of the child for management of pediatric emergencies in Nepalese population

ParametersBroselow tapeAPLS
< 10 kg
 MPE ± SD (maximum–minimum)3.11 ± 13.87 (− 20.45–76.47)3.1359 ± 16.88 (− 30–45.16)
 PW10, n (%)68 (68.7)45 (43.3)
 PW20, n (%)88 (88.9)79 (76)
10–18 kg
 MPE ± SD (maximum–minimum)10.57 ± 12.53 (− 22.6–63.6)10.41 ± 14.03 (− 23.26–51.59)
 PW10, n (%)53 (46.5)42 (39.3)
 PW20, n (%)98 (86)79 (73.9)
> 18 kg
 MPE ± SD (maximum–minimum)13.55 ± 14.14 (− 20.25–61.9)32.60 ± 25.53 (− 16.60–102.65)
 PW10, n (%)36 (35.3)18 (20)
 PW20, n (%)70 (68.6)33 (26.7)
All
 MPE ± SD (maximum–minimum)9.19 ± 14.12 (− 22.58–76.47)14.53 ± 22.58 (− 30–102.65)
 PW10, n (%)157 (49.8)105 (34.9)
 PW20, n (%)256 (81.2)191 (63.5)
  1. Mean percent error (MPE): [(measured weight − Broselow estimated weight)/actual weight] × 100
  2. PW10 percent within 10%, PW20 percent within 20%