A Statistical Puzzle on New Year’s Eve
DOI: 10.3238/zfa.2013.0074-0076german translation / full article
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.