The behaviour of Benn’s p exponent in a SD-classified model population normally distributed in the body weight and height

Boris Neruda


In this short communication the influence of classifying a model population into 5 different weight-height classes upon the exponent p of Benn's index (W/Hp) was studied. Such a classification stratifies data into subspecies with different physics. The Benn's index is known to be gender and also population specific, where figures for males range between 1.65 and 1.83 [2]. Therefore, it was hoped to discover a similar effect of such a classification on the expression of exponent p and it was expected to find some difference in exponent p at least between not neighbouring classes. This, however, was not the case, probably because the underlying population was constructed under strict assumptions, which do not prevail in biased ordinary populations.


body mass indices; Benn's index; SD-classification; correlation; normal distribution

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