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  •  That's so funny... (2+ / 0-)
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    kraant, plf515

    last night I began to percolate on a diary I would like to write, looking at some death statistics.  I was wishing someone would look them over before I posted and got trounced for incorrect conclusions.  

    So here's where it started:  I was looking at the deaths of the Titanic disaster (for reasons to be explained in the diary that may emerge eventually...).  The data I was using are here:
    http://www.historyonthenet.com/...

    Is it fair to conclude that:
    83% of first class children survived.
    67% of second class children survived.
    42% of third class children survived.

    My other math problem was that I just couldn't find good numbers on the others I wanted to examine. I would like to see a breakdown of Katrina victims and WTC victims.  Still looking for that--but if anyone had great links I would appreciate it.

    •  Not sure where you are getting those (0+ / 0-)

      numbers

      1st class  5 of 6 survived = 83 %
      2nd class  24 of 24          100 %
      3rd class  27 of 79           34%

      or am I missing something?

      The Titanic death rates are interesting, and have been analyzed quite a bit.  Interesting interactions among class and sex and survival rate.

      Also, very few kids in 1st class.

      Republicans believe government is the enemy. When they're in charge, they're right

      by plf515 on Fri Sep 22, 2006 at 06:06:22 AM PDT

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      •  Ah, see...yeah... (1+ / 0-)
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        plf515

        I was looking at the scribbles on my page and copied some wrong--I was playing with a bunch of different combinations of overall totals, women, etc.  Incompletely caffeinated when I wrote that first post.  

        Thanks for that clarification.

        But still, one of the points I wanted to make still holds, about class.  

        The fact of few kids in first class is also interesting to me for separate reasons.

        •  I make that (0+ / 0-)

          sort of mistake all the time

          What point did you want to make about class?

          Republicans believe government is the enemy. When they're in charge, they're right

          by plf515 on Fri Sep 22, 2006 at 07:17:52 AM PDT

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