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CPS West Publishes New Information Concerning Hospital Operating Room Floors

According to statistics gathered by the CDC, the weight of the average American skyrocketed over the past 50 or so years. In 1960, the average American male weighed 166.3 pounds, while in 2010, he weighed an average of 196 pounds, although the average height only increased by one and a half inches over the same time period. Women, on average, weighed 140.2 pounds in 1960 and 166 pounds in 2010, with a height increase of almost two inches. For this reason, hospitals in America need to look into the current flooring materials, to ensure they can handle the added weight of multiple adults in the room simultaneously.