Medicine >> Health Systems

Variables in Life Expectancy

by Sarah Sarasola


Submitted : Spring 2014

Are species governed by a universal biological system that limits our existence? The intricacy of one’s lifespan is difficult to determine being that several factors can shorten or prolong life.  However, using the Pearson’s Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient a correlation was determined between life expectancy and heart rate, weight, and blood pressure of several species.  The variable with the highest degree of correlation is heart rate. 



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Advisors :
Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics
Andrei Chugunov, Southwest Florida College: Medical Sciences
Suggested By :
Andrei Chugunov