Stats can be simply manipulated

I have in no way viewed a college or university athlete vilified as terribly as Tennessee football fanatics attacked Vols’ quarterback Jarrett Guarantano this previous period.

Positive, he experienced thrown some interceptions, but surely he hadn’t been the turnover machine regularly denounced in Knoxville.  Or had he? I appeared at the facts.

Jarrett Guarantano’s 1.9% interception ratio is the most affordable in the record of Tennessee football. Better than that of Peyton Manning and Heath Shuler. Forty-two p.c improved than Josh Dobbs and Tee Martin.

Really hard to think?  Glance it up.

Figures are humorous factors. They can surprise us, mislead us, and tell us. They can be manipulated, and they can be beneficial. But math is math it does not have an belief. In this article are some other attention-grabbing, provocative, and absolutely random stats.

The sport fishing cash of the United States is New York Town, where 856,000 inhabitants have fishing licenses, extra than any other city in the state. Of class, there are a lot more of just about everything in New York for the reason that there are much more people.

According to an 8-yr Johns Hopkins analyze, an common of 251,000 People in america die each individual year because of professional medical errors, generating it the third (or fourth, dependent on COVID) major lead to of dying induce in the U.S. You are virtually 2.9 situations as probably to die from a wellness treatment provider’s mistake than from diabetic issues.

As of December 15, 2021, the COVID-19 loss of life rate (as a percentage of populace) was 22.9% increased in the 33 states with statewide accumulating limitations than in the 17 states with no them, according to the Kaiser Relatives Basis. Important notice: Necessarily mean, median, correlation and causation are all distinctive points, but really do not permit that dissuade you from using figures to “prove” anything you want to.

According to the Institute for Health and fitness Metrics and Evaluation, mosquitos kill far more people today around the globe annually (780,000) than do human beings (546,000). 

Just about every thirty day period, practically 1,000 Individuals are hurt by falling television sets. Let’s sue Vizio.

The annual enhance in for each capita profits of Black men and women was 2 times as a great deal in the 4 several years Trump was president than all through the 8 a long time Obama was in place of work. No, that doesn’t confirm possibly of them is a racist.

The once-a-year revenue of the FBS (Division 1) athletic departments totals $9 billion, which would put this tax-absolutely free, “amateur” small business at amount 350 in the Fortune 500, in advance of Harley-Davidson, Below Armour, Hershey and Martin Marietta.

From 2017 to 2018, Us residents improved their time spent on Instagram 91%, to 53 minutes a working day. At this charge of increase, in only 6 yrs, Individuals will spend 24 hours a working day enjoying on Instagram.

I much better get just one of those Instagram issues I’m way behind.

David Moon, president of Moon Funds Administration, may be reached at [email protected]

This write-up initially appeared on Knoxville Information Sentinel: Stats can be easily manipulated | David Moon

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