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Title:
Statistical Averages for Men and Women
Author(s):
Sarasvati Faolchú


Often sanguinarians find themselves looking for what sets them apart from other people, and often these differences are agreed upon simply by the thought that "a lot of us have it, so it must be a trait". The problem with this view is that it rarely, if ever, takes into account normal human variation. This is essential. We cannot claim to be different, if we don't know what we are different from, simple logic. Below you will find the averages of the human body for height, weight, pulse rate, body temperature, sick days,Life expectancy, sunburn time, migraine rates, and a few other tidbits thrown in just for curiosity sake. All the information below was found in The Gale Book of Averages. Variation for each is listed below the tables.

 

HEIGHTS AND WEIGHTS BY AGE AND SEX - MEN

Height 20-24 25-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69
5'2" 130 134 138 140 141 140
5'3" 136 140 143 144 145 144
5'4" 139 143 147 149 150 149
5'5" 143 147 151 154 155 153
5'6" 148 152 156 158 159 158
5'7" 153 156 160 163 164 163
5'8" 157 161 165 167 168 167
5'9" 163 166 170 172 173 172
5'10" 167 171 174 176 177 176
5'11" 171 175 179 181 182 181
6'0" 176 181 184 186 187 186
6'1" 182 186 190 192 193 191
6'2" 187 191 195 197 198 196
6'3" 193 197 201 203 204 200
6'4" 198 202 206 208 209 207
Avg variation: +/- 12 pounds


HEIGHTS AND WEIGHTS BY AGE AND SEX - WOMEN

Height 20-24 25-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69
4'10" 105 110 113 118 121 123
4'11" 110 112 115 121 125 127
5'0" 112 114 118 123 127 130
5'1" 116 119 121 127 131 133
5'2" 120 121 124 129 133 136
5'3" 124 125 128 133 137 140
5'4" 127 128 131 136 141 143
5'5" 130 132 134 139 144 147
5'6" 133 134 137 143 147 150
5'7" 137 138 141 147 152 155
5'8" 141 142 145 150 156 158
5'9" 146 148 150 155 159 161
5'10" 149 150 153 158 162 163
5'11" 155 156 159 162 166 167
6'0" 157 159 164 168 171 172
Avg Variation: +/- 10 pounds


 

BODY TEMPERATURE

Women
Men
98.4 degrees
98.1 degrees
+/- up to 4 degrees variance for both.
Body temperature also fluctuates during
the day, commonly being lower in the
morning and higher in the evenings.

 

LIFE EXPECTANCIES OF SELECT COUNTRIES (based on 2000 data)

Country Life Expectancy (years)
Brazil 67.5
Canada 79.2
Chad 43.5
China 72.4
Egypt 65.0
France 79.3
Germany 77.9
Greece 79.3
India 61.4
Ireland 77.9
Japan 80.8
Mexico 75.4
Philippines 66.9
Russia 73.2
Spain 79.7
Sweden 79.3
United Kingdom 78.5
United States 77.0
Avg Variation: +/- 8 years

Chad has the lowest world life expectancy while Japan has the highest

 

CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

Men (154 pounds) 5.5 quarts of blood
Women (110 pounds) 3.5 quarts of blood
Average blood pressure 120 / 80 to 130 / 89
Bone marrow replacement 2,000,000 red blood cells/second
Red blood cell lifespan 120 days (apx 4 months)

 

ILLNESS AND INJURY

Sunburn:
Average person can go 20-40 minutes in the sun before turning red

Migraine Headaches:
24,000,000 Americans suffer from migraine headaches. (Worldwide numbers unknown)

Colds per Year by Age
Age (years) Avg. # Colds/year
0-4 5
5-19 3
20-39 2
40+ 2
OTHER TIDBITS

In a 100 person office, the most frequent reasons given for taking sick days and the average number taken per year are:

    Cold (21 days)
    Fractures (23 days)
    Sprains (30 days)
    Flu (76 days)

Men average 4.3 sick days/year while women average 5.5 sick days/year.

Divorced or widowed men spend 8 days/year sick while married men spend only 5.5 days/year sick

Divorced or widowed women spend 11.5 days/year sick while married women spend only 7 days/year sick


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References:
The Gale Book of Averages by Kathleen Droste and Jennifer Dye
ISBN: 0810391384
Contact Author(s):
Sarasvati Faolchu         E mail.          

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