# Thread: Interesting statistics...

1. ...I got this from a friend of mine.

DOCTORS:

(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171
(Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Health Human Services.)

GUNS:

(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000. (Yes, that is 80 million.)
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups is 1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.000188.
MATH: .171/.000188 = 909 Statistically, doctors are approximately 900 times more dangerous than gun owners.

Remember, "Guns don't kill people, doctors do."

NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.

Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand.

Out of concern for the public at large, I have withheld the statistics on lawyers for the fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention.

2. Funny

3. Yes, but for this to mean anything, we need to know how many accidental gun owners are doctors who are dead.

4. What was it Homer Simpson said about statistics?

Ah.. that's right.
Originally Posted by Homer J
Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything. 14% of people know that.

5. first of all.. those accidental death at the hands of doctors #'s are total bullshit.

Also, your gun stats only reports only deaths that are considered 'accidental'. You are hiding behind these classifications when we, the richest country in the world, also have the most gun deaths by far than any other country.

6. Originally Posted by j2k4
Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand.
Last I heard, doctors are banning patients.

7. It doesn't matter if the numbers are accurate, it was still funny to read.

8. Yeah, that would mean that every doctor would have to accidentlly kill a patient like every 5 point something years. No way.

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