Monday, August 18, 2008

Misleading us on infant mortality

Statistics are like a bikini. What they present is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital--Aaron Levenstein
U.S. morbidity statistics already need to be adjusted for wealth effects (such as obesity, traffic fatalities, and immigration); and special interest groups often fail to do so in their quest of policy revision.

Today, Mark Perry lifts the veil on a long-running hoax: many countries do not count premature babies who do not meet a threshold of mass qualified for a "live birth".

But the U.S does count these little ones as live births.

Previous installment of B.S. here.

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