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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