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Summarizes weight ranges associated with lowest mortality ratios for women without known impairments. Among women at issue ages 20 and over, the lowest mortality ratios are quite uniformly associated with weights below the average. Effect of weight reduction The Build and Blood Pressure Study of 1959 provides confirmatory evidence to the study of DUBLIN and MARKS on the effect of weight reduction [9]. It considered the change in mortality risk in men who later became eligible for entirely standard rates after an initial substandard rating for overweight.

And rises to about 160 per cent with systolic pressures of 148 to 157 mm. , the corre- Antecedents of disease. Insurance mortality experience 51 sponding mortality ratios are about 140 per cent and 150 per cent. , the mortality ratios average about 165 per cent.

40 H. W. BLACKBURN' R. W. PARLIN some modifications at the extremes of build, up until the well-known Build and Blood Pressure Study, 1959 [2]. Many of the findings of the latter study were presaged from important interim studies including the Medical Impairment Table IV. Mortality of women rated for overweight. Total cases, by age group at issue according to height and weight groups Age at issue; per ceut departure from average weight Per cent actual of expected deaths All heights Short Medium All ages, 20-64 years Less than 30% 30-39% 40-49% 50-59% 60-74% Ages, 20-29 years Less than 30% 30-39% 40-49% 50-59% 60-74% Ages, 30-39 years Less than 30% 30-39% 40-49% 50-59% 60-74% Ages, 40-49 years Less than 30% 30-39% 40-49% 50-59% 60-74% Ages, 50-64 years Less than 30% 30-39% 40-49% 50-59% 60-74% 147 139 148 156 175 143 133 0 99 144 191 180 (11) 152 141 151 150 197 146 (19) 150 141 159 163 159 124(9) 138 136 138 169 * 0 157 155 158 158 190 126 (11) 102 0 61 (6) 138 (13) 121 (5) * 162 160 163 130 253 229 (8) 160 150 168 191 148 (14) * 157 161 149 160 (17) * 0 Tall 143 132 146 155 165 162 137 136 127 133 157 188 (17) 104 148 196 (18) 216 (7) 151 146 149 158 171 126 (11) 145 134 156 148 181 206 (7) 129 124 133 179 0 0 132(9) 141 (8) 292(7) * 169 * 130 81 (8) 131 169 (18) 177 (6) 0 145 153 141 156 (16) * 0 118 111 120 (14) 147 (5) * 0 Ratio of actual to expected deaths by contemporaneous mortality experience on standards risks Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, ordinary department, issues of 1925 to 1934, traced to policy anniversary in 1950.

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