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# What type of level of measurement is age?

Age is, technically, continuous and ratio. A person's age does, after all, have a meaningful zero point (birth) and is continuous if you measure it precisely enough. It is meaningful to say that someone (or something) is 7.28 year old.

Keeping this in view, is age nominal or ordinal?

There is no order associated with values on nominal variables. [Ratio] Age is at the ratio level of measurement because it has an absolute zero value and the difference between values is meaningful. For example, a person who is 20 years old has lived (since birth) half as long as a person who is 40 years old.

Additionally, is age an ordinal variable? To remember this variable type, think ordinal = order. For example, an age variable measured continuously could have a value of 23.487 years old—if you wanted to get that specific! A continuous variable is considered ratio if it has a meaningful zero point (i.e., as in age or distance).

Keeping this in view, what type of measurement scale is age?

ratio scale

Is year a ratio or interval?

Interval and ratio are the two highest levels of measurement in Stevens' original system. Unlike nominal- and ordinal-level data, which are qualitative in nature, interval- and ratio-level data are quantitative. Examples of interval level data include temperature and year.

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