Weight guidelines too lenient


Some specifics to consider for this article are the interpretation of what it means to be a woman of 'average weight' or a woman weighing '15 per cent below average'. The expressing of probabilities cannot be exact due to missing information but given the conditions set it is possible to make statements like

Pr (heart attack | average weight) = 1.5 Pr (heart attack | 15% below average weight)

[where Pr (A|B) is the probability of event A occurring given the occurrence of event B].


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