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Table 5
Severity and the Standard Deviation of Severity 1986–1998
Asset Size Number of
Observations
Mean of Severitya Standard Deviation of
Severity
a
Less than $100 million 967 24.18% 13.78
$100 million–$500 million 120 22.39 12.97
$500 million–$1 billion 15 16.46 10.6
$1–5 billion 22 12.79 8.45
Larger than $5 billion 9 8.75 6.93

Source: FDIC, Failed Bank Cost Analysis, 1986–1998, and consolidation of receiverships as performed by the FDIC Division of Finance

a The mean and standard deviation of the loss as a percentage of assets for individual institutions within the asset size group

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