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Table 5 Renal weight and body dimensions at autopsy in different studies over time. M Men, W Women, R right kidney, L left kidney

From: Reference values and sex differences in absolute and relative kidney size. A Swiss autopsy study

Study Age (years) Kidney Weight (g) Body length (cm) Body Mass Index (kg/m2)
Men Women Men Women Men Women
Pourteyron, 1872   R = 141 R = 115     
L = 152 L = 124
De la Grandmaison, 2001 M = 42 R = 162 R = 135 172 161 22.8 22.5
W = 49 L = 160 L = 136
Molina, 2012 M = 24 R = 129 No women included 173   25.4  
L = 137
Molina, 2015 W = 24 No men included R = 108   160   25.2
L = 116
Addidou Kalucki, 2020 M = 51 R = 161 R = 118 177 164 25.4 23.1
W = 57 L = 170 L = 125