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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Should you be more afraid of doctors or guns?

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 and Human Services

Guns:
(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 90,000,000
(B) The total number of accidental gun deaths per year is 1,500
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.000188
Statistics courtesy of the FBI

Therefore, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners!

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