Please post 2 or more peer responses

In the response posts, remember to demonstrate you have read and understood the student’s post by taking their discussion to the next level. Do this by:

· Using the height of your classmate, calculate the z-score using the mean and standard deviation for the other gender. That is, if they calculated z for a male, calculate for a female. Would their height be unusual for a different gender?

· What are some other ways the concept of normality might be used in their field?

· What are some challenges for very tall and short people that were not mentioned? What about their social life? Do females always want to date someone taller? Do men want to date someone shorter?

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

Estimated time to complete: 2 hours

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I am 65 inches tall and female. Using the data provided, I have a z-score of 0.6. it is a positive number because I am taller than the mean value of 64 inches. The standard deviation is 2.8, I am therefore within the normal distribution.

The challenges that I face with my height are mostly self-induced. I place things in upper cabinets and in the top of closets and then need a stool or one of my tall men to assist me in retrieving said items. I am within the normal range for female height, so I have not really had issues with clothing and such.

I am a registered nurse. The concept of normality in my field is constant. We measure vital signs and compare them to the normal values all the time, we measure weights and heights and compare those to the normal values so that we can better plan our treatment for our patients. Some medications are weight-based dosing, so we must know an accurate weight for each patient so that we can give the correct amount of the medication. Some medications are based on “Ideal Weight” dosing so we need to know the patient’s correct height to calculate this information as well. We do not want to overdose or underdose a patient due to incorrect data. “Another factor that has been shown to be related to increased dosing errors is caregiver knowledge that dosing is weight-based, especially with over-the-counter medications.” (HS, BP, G, L, & AL, 2007)

The auto industry must use the normal distribution range for height to design the seats in the vehicles they manufacture. Though the seats are adjustable, it would be difficult for a very tall person to operate a vehicle if it was designed specifically for a very short person and vice versa.

References

HS, Y., BP, D., G, F., L, v. S., & AL, M. (2007, Jul/Aug). Association of low caregiver health literacy with reported use of nonstandardized dosing instruments and lack of knowledge of weight-based dosing. Ambulatory Pediatrics, 7(4), 292-298. Retrieved from

The z-score is measured in terms of the standard deviation (SD) from the mean (Openstax, 2013). I am female, with a height of precisely 64 inches. Based on population values and after calculations, I am in the average height range for all females, being 64 inches tall, and the standard deviation is 2.8. Therefore, my height is not unusual, which I expected as I have always been a “normal” height compared to other females.

Based on my average height, I have not faced many challenges. However, I have had to buy “petite” scrub pants for work before because most brands have different inseam lengths, which poses risks in healthcare due to your pants dragging the floor, which is unsanitary. Furthermore, normality is used in nursing daily. We do many medications based on weight, such as Heparin for example. You have a patient’s base weight, and the dosage calculation is based on that weight using normal ranges of dosages. Every Heparin drip is then dosed every 6 hours using a lab called a “PTT,” which has a specific protocol of normal ranges of value on which to base the next dose.

Knowing what usually helps corporations when making the sizing charts of clothing for children. Corporations study the statistics of usual average sizes using the height and weights of children of certain ages to determine the normal size range and make clothing based on children’s age. Some of those sizes are the infant and toddler sizes, for instance, 3 months-6 months, 6-12 months, etc., for infants. For toddlers, they are 2T, 3T, 4T, and 5T. The standard measurements are developed by government agencies private agencies that conduct extensive research, thereby collecting the measurements of a huge number of people living in a specific geo-demography (Prabhakar & Rajagopal, 2022).

References

Openstax (2013). Introductory Statistics. Openstax Creative Common License. Retrieved from URL to an external site.

Prabhakar, D., & Rajagopal, S. (2022). Conceptualization of body measurements for 6-8 years kids ready-to-wear apparel based on anthropometric study in bangalore, india. Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, 27(4), 489–515. to an external site.