OP19: Distribution of observation period length, stratified by age

This query is used to provide summary statistics for the observation period length across all observation period records stratified by age: the mean, the standard deviation, the minimum, the 25th percentile, the median, the 75th percentile, the maximum and the number of missing values. The length of an is defined as the difference between the start date and the end date. The age value is defined at the time of the observation date. All existing age values are summarized.


Sample query run:
The following is a sample run of the query. 
Oracle Only
     , count(*) AS observation_periods_cnt
     , min( period_length ) AS min_period
     , max( period_length ) AS max_period
     , round( avg( period_length ), 2 ) AS avg_period
     , round( stdDev( period_length ), 1 ) AS stdDev_period
     , PERCENTILE_DISC(0.25) WITHIN GROUP( ORDER BY period_length ) 
                                     AS percentile_25
     , PERCENTILE_DISC(0.5)  WITHIN GROUP (ORDER BY period_length )
                                     AS median
     , PERCENTILE_DISC(0.75) WITHIN GROUP (ORDER BY period_length )
                                     AS percentile_75
  FROM -- person, age, period_length
     ( SELECT person_id, age, period_length
         FROM /* person, age */
            ( SELECT person_id
                   , extract( YEAR FROM first_observation_date ) - year_of_birth AS age
                FROM -- person, first observation date
                   ( SELECT person_id
                          , min( observation_period_start_date ) AS first_observation_date
                       FROM observation_period
                      GROUP BY person_id
                JOIN person USING( person_id )
               WHERE year_of_birth IS NOT NULL
         JOIN -- person, length of observation periods
            ( SELECT person_id
                   , observation_period_end_date - observation_period_start_date + 1
                     AS period_length
                FROM observation_period
            ) USING( person_id )
Output field list:
 Field  Description
age Stratification age
observation_period_cnt Number of observation periods
min_period Minimum number of observation periods grouped by age
max_period Maximum number of observation periods grouped by age
avg_period Average number of observation periods grouped by age
stdDev_period Standard deviation of observation periods grouped by age
percentile_25 25th percentile of observation periods stratified by age
median Median of observation periods stratified by age
percentile_75   75th percentile of observation periods stratified by age

Sample output record:
 Field  Description
age  1
observation_period_cnt  49990
min_period  1
max_period  2372
avg_period  571.28
stdDev_period  40.60
percentile_25  365
median  366
percentile_75    730