Research Article

The Effect of Patient Weight and Provider Training and Experience on Dosing of Rocuronium

Table 2

Univariate linear mixed effects model using BMI category as a predictor for rocuronium maintenance dose in mg/kg of IBW. All patients should receive similar doses based on IBW, but in this study obese patients received higher doses.

BMI categoryEstimate (mg/kg of IBW) value

Very severely underweight0.2870.97
Severely underweight0.2850.98
Normal (reference)0.286ā€‰
Obese class I0.2930.18
Obese class II0.3040.02
Obese class III0.346<0.0001