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Statistical Analysis of Deaths in the U.S.

1. In a recent year, there were approximately 97,000 deaths in the United States (total population 281 million) due to accidents. Approximately 25,000 of these accidental deaths involved people age 75 or older. Roughly 42,000 of these deaths were due to automobiles and 17,000 involved falls.

a. Find the overall death rate for accidents in units of death per 100,000 people.
b. What is the probability that a person is less than 75 years of age and dies from an accident during the course of a year?
c. Approximately how much more likely is it that you will die in an automobile accident than from a fall?
d. What is the death rate for falls in units of deaths per 1 million people?

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