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Old 08-16-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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I was rather shocked to see UK /France/Spain have a higher mortality rate than , say, Pakistan.Can someone explain this anomaly? USA also has better mortality rate than UK also.
Apart from Arab nations and Malyasian there seems to be lots of average nations with good mortality
I 've cross referenced a few sites and figures tally
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:42 PM
 
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Median age Pakistan: 21.6
Median age UK: 40.6

There`s your answer, the elderly make up a larger percentage of the UK population thus the mortality rate is higher from people dying of old age. Since the birth rate in Pakistan is so high the old age deaths are smaller per 100,000 people.
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:51 PM
 
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And yet the USA's death-in-childbirth rates are almost double that of the UK whose own numbers aren't that great either
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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Its probably the weather.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:29 PM
 
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Median age Pakistan: 21.6
Median age UK: 40.6

There`s your answer, the elderly make up a larger percentage of the UK population thus the mortality rate is higher from people dying of old age. Since the birth rate in Pakistan is so high the old age deaths are smaller per 100,000 people.
Yes i can see your point - but aren't those overall mortality stats flawed if they don't factor in those variables?
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:51 PM
 
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Yes i can see your point - but aren't those overall mortality stats flawed if they don't factor in those variables?
It doesn`t factor in any variables, it`s just the raw data of deaths/population. It doesn't attempt to make any analysis or judgment, that's what we're here to use our brains fo
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