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From: Saysfaa (
Subject:         I didn't read the table at all, the words say
Date: May 25, 2007 at 10:11 am PST

In Reply to: You read the tables wrong. posted by PB on May 21, 2007 at 1:36 am:

"Between 1900 and 1998, the death rate from accidents, now usually called unintentional injuries, declined two-thirds, from 47.5 to 15.9 deaths per 100 000."

Definition of "death rate" The ratio of total deaths to total population in a specified community or area over a specified period of time.

The paragraph makes it clear the population is children between the ages of 1 and 20 in the US
and the period of time is 1 year.

Round 47.5 up to 50, so not more than 50 out of 100,000 beteen the ages of 1 and 20 died of an accident in any particular year.

50 per year times the 19 years any particular group are children equals 950 out of 100,000 or .1 %. Higher than I put it in the other post because this time I took the highest of the century and did not try to start at 1930.

Perhaps I missed that your number was for all who died and not just the accidents.

And you missed that my number was for "died between ages 1 and 20 from accidents in the 30's, 40's, and 50's".

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