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Cause of Death

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by RicInOR, May 27, 2014.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    http://sploid.gizmodo.com/causes-of...roups-in-the-united-sta-1580609924/+caseychan

    leads to this:
    http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr62/nvsr62_06.pdf

    This is a large PDF.
    There is a list at the begining of their classifications, such as:
    100 Accidental discharge of firearms ................................................................... (W32–W34)
    105 Intentional self-harm (suicide) by discharge of firearms ......................................................... (X72–X74)
    107 Assault (homicide) by discharge of firearms .......................................................... (*U01.4,X93–X95)

    Then they get into the graphs -
    A young child 1-9 is twice as likely to die from homicide than from heart disease. 1/3 of the deaths are from unintentional injuries - about 32.4% vs 7.5% by homicide.

    Why children are 10-24 is beyond my logic. Why not cap it at 16 an age of adult, or 18 an age of adult, or 21 an age of adult, or go onto 27 ?


    Anyways - enjoy your data.
     
  2. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Kleck goes into the causes of death for young children, and finds that swimming pools are a major player. When you think about how many guns there are compared to how few pools, the vastly greater number of young-child deaths from pools takes on an astonishing significance.