Body weight in Finland
Body weight in Finland describes body weight for the general population and subgroups in Finland.
List of parents:
Estimate is a point estimate from .
Probability distribution of body weight of adults aged 18-55yr and over 55yr were extracted from . For a given age group body weight data was summarized in terms of mean and the 95% confidence interval:
- 18-55yr: 77.6 (77.0-78.1),
- 55yr+: 76.5 (75.9-77.2).
Based on that a normal distribution was created. Since standard deviations (SDs) calculated from 2.5th and 97.5th percentiles were not exactly equal the larger SD was used as a standard deviation of a normal distribution.
Note: There was not measurements for ages 18-29yr, only for 30-55yr.
|General population||Pregnant mothers|
|Adults 18-55yr||Adults 55yr+|
|mean of normal distribution||77.6||76.5|
|SD of normal distribution||0.31||0.36|
- Database of statistics Finland (www.stat.fi)
- KTL (www.ktl.fi)