Body weight in Finland

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Scope

Body weight in Finland describes body weight for the general population and subgroups in Finland.

Definition

Causality

List of parents:

  • none

Data1

Estimate is a point estimate from [1].

Data 2

Probability distribution of body weight of adults aged 18-55yr and over 55yr were extracted from [2]. 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.

Unit

kg

Formula

Analytica_id:

<anacode> Table(Preg_gen)(55,70) </anacode>

Result

Data 1

General population Pregnant mothers
70 55


Data 2

Adults 18-55yr Adults  55yr+
mean of normal distribution 77.6 76.5
SD of normal distribution 0.31 0.36

References

  1. Database of statistics Finland (www.stat.fi)
  2. KTL (www.ktl.fi)