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The eldest of three girls - her sisters are Evie (13) and Bethany (11) - Abi has a busy life.
Table-III: Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value between two modalities (oscillometric ABI and hand-held doppler ABI).
For example, the ABI said, the cost of a headlamp for one popular model has risen by over 400% from [pounds sterling]163 ($207) for the 2012-17 model range to [pounds sterling]840 ($1,067) for the most recent model.
The following day Abi told Hans that Mark raped her.
An LDP source told The Daily Star that "yesterday was one of the times when [Abi Faraj's] actions didn't go unnoticed." The source said witnesses saw Abi Faraj going in the direction of Souki's residence, and some told him to go to his brother's grave and grieve there instead.
The ABI said the average cost of home contents insurance, at PS141 a year, works out at less than PS3 a week, with combined buildings and contents policies costing under PS6 per week typically.
According to the American Heart Association's (AHA) recommendations,2 the ABI was calculated as the ratio of the higher of the systolic pressures in the posterior tibial or dorsalis pedis artery and average of the right and left brachial artery pressures (in the case of discrepancy of >10 mm Hg between the arms, the higher reading was used).
The average price paid for comprehensive motor insurance across all ages is PS462, a rise of 8% in the past year, according to the ABI Motor Premium Tracker.
We created three different ways to determine ABI based on the numerator by computing the four values for blood pressure in the limbs.
Knowing first-hand how scary it can be to have a loved one in hospital Abi - whose brother Rhys recently had his tonsils removed - wanted to raise some charity coffers to provide patients with toys, arts and crafts to help take their mind off their treatment.