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4.4

5.3

5.9

6.9

9.4

12.8

14.9

16.9

21.8

3.4

4.0

4.8

5.6

7.7

10.9

12.8

15.3

18.1

2.3

2.6

2.9

3.4

4.7

7.4

8.7

10.5

13.2

1.8

2.2

2.5

2.9

4.0

6.2

7.7

8.7

11.1

1.9

2.3

2.7

3.2

4.6

7.1

9.2

10.5

12.8

2.2

2.7

3.0

3.7

5.7

9.3

12.0

14.3

17.8

2.3

3.1

3.6

4.5

6.9

11.1

15.3

17.9

21.7

3.1

3.8

4.0

4.9

6.8

10.3

11.6

13.9

17.8

2.1

2.5

2.7

3.2

4.9

7.2

8.7

9.7

12.1

1.8

2.3

2.5

3.1

4.6

7.2

9.0

10.5

13.1

1.9

2.3

2.7

3.3

4.9

8.2

10.6

12.4

16.0

2.4

2.9

3.3

4.2

6.6

11.4

14.6

17.0

22.2

2.9

3.6

4.0

5.1

8.0

13.7

17.5

20.6

26.6

2.7a

3.4

3.7

4.7

8.4

13.9

16.6

18.5

20.5a

2.1

2.5

2.9

3.6

5.5

9.0

11.4

13.5

17.2

a Value does not meet standard of reliability or precision.

SOURCE: NHANES III, 1988–1994, unpublished data, C.L.Johnson and J.D.Wright, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1997.



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