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Exploring the medical and scientific background of blood drinking
Investigation and Research Into Sanguinarians
Investigation and Research Into Sanguinarians
Copyright 2005
by Sarah Mediv 
  All Rights reserved 
  E-Mail: s_faolchu@yahoo.com
Averages for Men and Women
Often sanguinarians find themselves looking for what sets them apart from other people, and often these differences are agreed upon simply by the thought that "a lot of us have it, so it must be a trait". The problem with this view is that it rarely, if ever, takes into account normal human variation. This is essential. We cannot claim to be different, if we don't know what we are different from. Below you will find the averages of the human body for height, weight, pulse rate, body temperature, sick days, life expectancy, sunburn time, migrane rates, and a few other tidbits thrown in just for curiosity sake.Variation for each is listed below the tables.
 
Height and Weight by Age and Gender
(Height in Feet'inches", weight in pounds)
Males
Females
Height
20-24
25-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-
69
5'2"
130
134
138
140
141
140
5'3"
136
140
143
144
145
144
5'4"
139
143
147
149
150
149
5'5"
143
147
151
154
155
153
5'6"
148
152
156
158
159
158
5'7"
153
156
160
163
164
163
5'8"
157
161
165
167
168
167
5'9"
163
166
170
172
173
172
5'10"
167
171
174
176
177
176
5'11"
171
175
179
181
182
181
6'0"
176
181
184
186
187
186
6'1"
182
186
190
192
193
191
6'2"
187
191
195
197
198
196
6'3"
193
197
201
203
204
200
6'4"
198
202
206
208
209
207
Average variation from the mean: +/- 12 lbs
Average variation from the mean: +/- 10 lbs
Life Expectancies at Birth of Select Countries
Body Temperature
Country
Life Expectancy
(years)
Country
Life Expectancy
(Years)
Country
Life Expectancy
(years)
Monaco
89.68 (highest)
Australia
89.1
Ukraine
68.74
Chad
48.69 (lowest)
Japan
83.9
Egypt
72.93
United States
78.49
Spain
81.27
Iran
70.35
Canada
81.48
France
81.46
India
67.14
Mexico
76.66
South Africa
49.41
Brazil
72.79
United Kingdom
80.17
China
74.84
Peru
72.73
Circulatory System
    Man (154 lbs): 5.5 quarts of blood
    Woman (110 lbs): 3.5 quarts of blood
    Average blood pressure: 80/120 to 89/130
    Bone marrow replaces 2,000,000 red blood cells per second
    Red-blood cells (Eurythrocytes) have an average life span of 120 days (four months)
Illness and Injury
    Sunburn: Average person can stay in the sun without sunscreen for 20-40 minutes before reddening
    Migrane Headaches: 24 million Americans suffer from migrane headaches (World number unknown)
    In a 100 person office, the most frequent reasons given for taking sick days and the average number taken per year are:
                      Cold (21 days), Fractures (23 days), Sprains (30 days), Flu (76 days).

    Men average 4.3 sick days/year while women average 5.5 sick days/year.
    Divorced or widowed men spend 8 days/year sick while married men spend only 5.5 days/year sick
    Divorced or widowed women spend 11.5 days/year sick while married women spend only 7 days/year sick
Colds per Year by Age
Age (years)
Avg. # Colds/year
0-4
5
5-19
3
20-39
2
40+
2
Women: 98.4 degrees
Men: 98.1 degrees
Body temperatures for both can vary by as much as four degrees and still be "normal". Also, body temperature fluctuates through the day, commonly being lower in the morning and higher in the evenings
References:

  The World Factbook. Web < https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2102rank.html>

  Drost, Kathleen, and Jennifer Dye, eds. Gale Book of Averages. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Inc., 1994. Print.
Height
20-24
25-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-
69
4'10"
105
110
113
113
121
123
4'11"
110
112
115
121
125
127
5'0"
112
114
118
123
127
130
5'1"
116
119
121
127
131
133
5'2"
120
121
124
129
133
136
5'3"
124
125
128
133
137
140
5'4"
127
128
131
136
141
143
5'5"
130
132
134
139
144
147
5'6"
133
134
137
143
147
150
5'7"
137
138
141
147
152
155
5'8"
141
142
145
150
156
158
5'9"
146
148
150
155
159
161
5'10"
149
150
153
158
162
163
5'11"
155
156
159
162
166
167
6'0"
157
159
164
168
171
172