A Statistical Puzzle on New Year’s Eve

DOI: 10.3238/zfa.2013.0074-0076

german translation / full article

Stephan Heberger

Keywords: Mortality-statistics statistical problems

Summary: When searching about mortality-statistics in Germany I came up with the following question: On this new year’s eve, what actually is my own risk of dying during the following year? I decided to take the scientific approach and started a search on the homepage of the Federal Statistical Office (www.Destatis.de). The results were puzzeling, at the beginning.

(State: 15.02.2013)

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