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Endgames Statistical Question

Standardising outcome measures using z scores

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 01 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5878

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and to push Tim Cole's response to thepoint of pedantry, the BMI score proves neither heavier nor fatter , but denser. The classic example is the short body-building weight-lifter.

Competing interests: No competing interests

15 October 2014
L Sam Lewis
retired GP
Surgery, Newport, Pembrokeshire, SA42 0TJ