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- 1.What is z-score meaning?
- 2.What does z-score Z mean?
- 3.How do you find the z-score?
- 4.What is z-score in bone density?
- 5.How do you use the Z table?
- 6.What is the z-score for 95 confidence interval?
- 7.How do you read a Z-table in statistics?
- 8.What if z-score is greater than 3?

Z-score indicates how much a given value differs from the standard deviation. The Z-score, or standard score, is the number of standard deviations a given data point lies above or below mean. Standard deviation is essentially a reflection of the amount of variability within a given data set.

Technically, a z-score is the number of standard deviations from the mean value of the reference population (a population whose known values have been recorded, like in these charts the CDC compiles about people's weights). For example: A z-score of 1 is 1 standard deviation above the mean.

The formula for calculating a z-score is is z = (x-μ)/σ, where x is the raw score, μ is the population mean, and σ is the population standard deviation. As the formula shows, the z-score is simply the raw score minus the population mean, divided by the population standard deviation.

A Z-score compares your bone density to the average values for a person of your same age and gender. A low Z-score (below -2.0) is a warning sign that you have less bone mass (and/or may be losing bone more rapidly) than expected for someone your age.

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Step #5: Find the Z value for the selected confidence interval.

Confidence Interval | Z |
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85% | 1.440 |

90% | 1.645 |

95% | 1.960 |

99% | 2.576 |

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To find the probability that Z is between two values, use the Z-table to find the probabilities corresponding to each z-value, and then find the difference between the probabilities. Here, you want the probability that Z is between –0.5 and 1.0.

A positive z-score says the data point is above average. A negative z-score says the data point is below average. A z-score close to 0 says the data point is close to average. A data point can be considered unusual if its z-score is above 3 or below −3 .