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What’s in a number?

January 20th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

We are overwhelmed with statistics nowadays.  This is up, that is down, and there is little change over there.  At the end of the day, however, our lives frequently impacted more by local statistics than by national averages.

The site below gives some insight into just how those numbers play out.  For instance, who would have thought your likelihood for getting Alzheimer’s  is four times higher if you live in Arkansas rather than New York.

Life Expectancy

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