# Z Score Formula using Standard Error of the Mean to standardize patient-specific measurements.

#### abeauregard

##### New Member
Hello,
I am trying to calculate z-scores for patient-specific average blood-pressure (BP). I have come up with the following formula but I am looking for validation:

Z= (x-µ)/(σ/√(n))

Where
x = patient-specific average BP
µ = all patients’ average BP
σ = all patients’ BP standard deviation
n = number of measurements taken for the calculation of the patient-specific average BP (x). This might not be the same number for every patient.

Thanks,