purchases; or violence may be a systemic part of the drug distribution business.


From the context, we infer that the low glucose nadir indicates an abnormality in the physiological processes that keep blood sugar concentration in a normal steady state, for example, a defective system of glycogen conversion to glucose in the liver due to cirrhosis or other disease. In this case, cerebral function would be impaired in turn, because brain cells could not adequately store glucose or utilize other forms of nutrients for energy.


The signs of the coefficients for rape were consistent with the hypothesis that the probability of an arrest for violence decreased with age. The failure to find the difference to be statistically significant might be explained partly by the small sample size—277 for rape compared to 1,104 for robbery and 2,083 for assault.


The derivative of the logistic regression, when evaluated at the mean, indicates that subjects who suffered physical abuse as children were .08 more likely than others to commit violent acts, and that subjects who suffered neglect as children were .05 more likely than others to commit violent acts.


Other drug use was not recorded for this 1979 cohort.


The distribution of street time was reported as 20 or more months spent in the community (N = 110), 12 or more months in prison (N = 35), 12 or more months in a psychiatric hospital (N = 13), and a mixture of institutional conditions (N = 45).


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