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    outstanding 13%?

    "48% of women bleed for 3-4 days; 35% bleed between 5-6 days. The majority of the outstanding 13% women bleed for 7 days or more."

    I'd like to make sure if it's a typo here. Dose "outstanding" means the percentage of women that are not included in the previousely-mentioned 48% and 35%? Then, shouldn't it be 17% instead of 13%?

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    Re: outstanding 13%?

    I think so, unless the other 4% have been excluded elsewhere.

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    Re: outstanding 13%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway View Post
    "48% of women bleed for 3-4 days; 35% bleed between 5-6 days. The majority of the outstanding 13% women bleed for 7 days or more."

    I'd like to make sure if it's a typo here. Dose "outstanding" means the percentage of women that are not included in the previousely-mentioned 48% and 35%? Then, shouldn't it be 17% instead of 13%?
    Yes, but you have to be careful about adjusting rounded numbers.

    48%, 35%, and 13% could be as high as 48.49, 35.49, and 13.49, respectively.

    That would leave only 2.53% unaccounted for.

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    Re: outstanding 13%?

    It would be helpful to see more of the article. As Tdol mentioned, perhaps it was mentioned earlier in the piece that they were excluding post-menopausal or amennorheic women from their numbers.


    (And let's not have any feminine hygiene jokes or humor. Period.)

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    Re: outstanding 13%?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Yes, but you have to be careful about adjusting rounded numbers.

    48%, 35%, and 13% could be as high as 48.49, 35.49, and 13.49, respectively.

    That would leave only 2.53% unaccounted for.
    Aren't you still rounding to two decimal places there?

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    Re: outstanding 13%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Aren't you still rounding to two decimal places there?
    Absolutely!

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