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• ##### That's so funny...(2+ / 0-)
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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.

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• ##### Ah, see...yeah...(1+ / 0-)
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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?

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