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Therefore, in the squared differences we have [(xi * 10) − (m * 10)] 2 = [(xi − m) * 10] 2 = (xi − m) 2 * 102 and the sum of the squared differences, and thus the variance, is multiplied by the constant squared. This means that the standard deviation is multiplied by the constant. These two properties will be used in Chapter 5. In later chapters, the variance and the standard deviation are shown to be the most appropriate measures of variation when the data come from a normal distribution, as knowledge of them and the mean is all that is necessary to completely describe the data.

From the plots we can see that there is a tendency for a very slight positive relationship between age and serum creatinine level and a slight negative relationship between serum creatinine and body mass index. There is no visual evidence of a relationship between other variables. 4 on the website). 13 Scatter plot matrix examining the interrelationship among systolic blood pressure, creatinine, body mass index, and age, DIG40. This completes the presentation of the pictorial tools in common use with the exception of the box plot, which is shown later in this chapter.

Rates and ratios are relative numbers that relate some absolute number of events to some other number such as the total population at that time. In this section we examine vital rates and population growth rates. The rates of diseases and vital rates, which include death rates in general, infant mortality rates, feto-infant, neonatal and postneonatal mortality rates, and birth rates, are frequently used measures in public health. These rates are useful in determining the health status of a population, in monitoring the health status over time, in comparing the health status of populations, and in assessing the impact of policy changes.

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