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CNN reports on the states where disease and death are highest

This is an approachable article about the morbidity and mortality of states. It has some great visuals and even some thoughtful analysis: The states where disease and death are highest: a visual guide
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relative change vs growth rate

Relative Change and Growth Rate are NOT the same thing. Try using the same numbers to see how they differ in these calculators. Relative Change: Annual Growth Rate: Keep in mind that you may express the growth rate in terms of per person, per 100 people (%), per 1,000 people, per 10,000 people, etc. Just move the decimal. Finally, try using the following calculator to see when the population would double based on the growth rate. If you'd like to try to make your own calculators, visit !

searching the UN's database for fertility information

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moving from n per 100,000 to n per 1,000

I thought I'd make this post because I see that students sometimes run into problems when they find data reported as n per 100,000. How to move from that to n per 1,000? It's actually rather easy. Let's say a mortality rate is reported as 875 per 100,000. To turn it into n per 1,000, just move the decimal to the corresponding places to the left-- e.g., move it two places to the left for both numbers: 8.75 per 1,000. Here's the long form math: cross-multiplying gives you 875,000 = 100,000n OR just notice that