[FoRK] today

geege schuman geege4 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 2 16:07:56 PDT 2013


http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_the_suicide_rate_high_in_Seattle_Washington

I hit this one up first but it didn't make the point I wanted to make.  :-)


On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 6:54 PM, Bill Kearney <wkearney99 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> But Seattle is not without its problems:
>>
>
> Twain's 'lies, damned lies and statistics' immediately comes to mind here.
>
> Not saying it's bogus but always wonder about the accuracy of the
> extrapolations for stuff like this.  Especially with such small sample
> numbers.
>
> http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/**preview/mmwrhtml/ss6013a1.htm?**s_cid=ss6013a1_w<http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6013a1.htm?s_cid=ss6013a1_w>
> "the target sample sizes ranged from 876 to 981 persons in 2008 and from
> 886 to 984 persons in 2009. Youths and young adults aged 12-25 years were
> oversampled so that each state's sample was distributed approximately
> equally among three age groups"
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