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Lognormal Distributions for Body Weight as a Function of Age for Males and Females in the United States, 1976-1980

D. E. Burmaster
E. A. Crouch
Journal / Anthology

Risk Analysis
Year: 1996
Volume: 17
Issue: 4
Page range: 499-506

Based on results reported from the NHANES II Survey (the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey II) for people living in the United Staztes during 1976-1980, we use exploratory data analysis, probability plots, and the method of maximum likelihood to fit Lognormal distributions to percentiles of body weight for males and femails as a function of age from 6 months through 74 years. The results are immediately useful in probabilistic (and deterministic) risk assessments.

*Mathematics > Probability and Statistics
*Science > Medicine