Death causes in 2011 (Old news)

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Death causes in 2011 (Old news)

Postby akirk » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:57 pm

This may be old news to some, but something I have just seen referenced on Pistonheads was this diagram from the Guardian:

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found in the article here: http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablo ... wales-2010
PDF here: http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-files/G ... 2_2011.pdf

so transport deaths were 1,970 out of 493,242 deaths in the year - i.e. 0.39% of deaths
are we spending a disproportional amount of money on dealing with deaths on the road statistics... when nearly double the number of deaths was from falls (lets ban steps!) and an increasing number and considerably higher from mental health issues which is a very under-funded area...

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Re: Death causes in 2011 (Old news)

Postby Horse » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:21 am

Interesting discussion as there is, statistically speaking, a 100% mortality rate for humans (excluding any Schroedinger people who disappear so are indeterminate ;) ).

One of my (many) pet hates is medicos 'saving lives' - really it's only a delay which, as a bonus, gives the opportunity to suffer from something else instead.

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Re: Death causes in 2011 (Old news)

Postby Adamxck » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:31 am

I like you.
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Re: Death causes in 2011 (Old news)

Postby Revian » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:42 am

It's a fine balance between saving life and delaying death.... And a mine field in every direction.
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Re: Death causes in 2011 (Old news)

Postby devonutopia » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:10 pm

1,970 transport (wholly) related deaths compared to half a million in total? For some reason I thought it might be higher.

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Re: Death causes in 2011 (Old news)

Postby MrToad » Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:46 pm

Take out the self-selecting candidates (drink, drugs, stolen vehicles, no license, no seatbelt etc.), and I bet it'd be a lot lower than that too.

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Re: Death causes in 2011 (Old news)

Postby Revian » Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:36 am

Take out those which are essentially 'old age' (and essentially unavoidable) the comparison is different.
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Re: Death causes in 2011 (Old news)

Postby Horse » Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:57 pm

MrToad wrote:Take out the self-selecting candidates (drink, drugs, stolen vehicles, no license, no seatbelt etc.), and I bet it'd be a lot lower than that too.


Might change the accident stats if DLAC resulted in a coroner's verdict of 'suicide ' . . .
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Re: Death causes in 2011 (Old news)

Postby StressedDave » Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:12 am

Nah... too harsh - needs to be DLARC
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Re: Death causes in 2011 (Old news)

Postby dvenman » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:11 am

Revian wrote:...and essentially unavoidable...


Isn't any death essentially unavoidable ? :P


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