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Old 12th Nov 2014, 01:37
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obgraham
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
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421: Sometimes the statistics boil down to something incredibly simple (or stupid, depending on your view).

Years ago I was on a provincial maternal-child health committee. Canada at the time. We came down to discussing the most basic of statistics: World Health Neonatal/infant mortality figures were based on deaths per live birth over 1000 grams birth weight. North American data was based on deaths per live birth over 500 grams.

There was no way to compare the data. Different denominators.

This has never stopped the do-gooders.
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