The population mean predicts the number of deviant individuals.

@article{Rose1990ThePM,
  title={The population mean predicts the number of deviant individuals.},
  author={Geoffrey Rose and Suzanne F. Day},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1990},
  volume={301 6759},
  pages={
          1031-4
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the relation between the prevalence of deviation and the mean for the whole population in characteristics such as blood pressure and consumption of alcohol. DESIGN Re-examination of standardised data from the Intersalt study, an international, multicentre study on the determinants of blood pressure. SETTING AND SUBJECTS Samples of adults representing 52 populations in 32 countries. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES The relations, expressed as correlation coefficients, between the… CONTINUE READING
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