Percentage predicted resting energy expenditure. The highest percentage predicted resting energy expenditure (REE) was in children with burn >80% of their total body surface area (TBSA), followed by 60–79% TBSA burns. Children with large burns demonstrated persistent elevated percentage predicted REEs at 6 months postburn, while children with smaller burns approached the normal range. Measurements were performed at week 1 (1st acute), weeks 2–4 (2nd acute), discharge (D/C), and at 6 months postburn. *Significant difference between >80% TBSA burn group versus <40% TBSA burn group, P < 0.05. **Significant difference between >80% and 60–79% TBSA burn groups versus 40–59% TBSA burn group, P < 0.05. †Significant difference between 60–79% TBSA burn group versus <40% TBSA burn group, P < 0.05.