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Bimodality of blood pressure levels.

McManus, IC; (1983) Bimodality of blood pressure levels. Stat Med , 2 (2) pp. 253-258.

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I examine distribution of systolic blood pressure by means of maximum likelihood fitting of various statistical models to the extensive data of Bøe et al., and find evidence for a compound or mixed log-normal distribution, rather than the single log-normal distribution proposed by Pickering. I find a second distribution with a mean blood pressure above the ordinary range. I demonstrate further evidence for the existence of this subgroup in the abnormalities of regression to the mean found in the same data set.

Type: Article
Title: Bimodality of blood pressure levels.
Location: England
Keywords: Adolescent, Adult, Age Factors, Aged, Blood Pressure, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Reference Values, Regression Analysis, Sex Factors, Statistics as Topic, Systole
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10029486
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