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Sun May 24, 2015, 11:35 PM

Nevada’s most distinctive cause of death linked to run-ins with the law

Nevada’s most distinctive cause of death — though not its most frequent — isn’t a disease.

It’s encounters with law enforcement, according to a new state-by-state report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Encounters with law enforcement in this case does not include executions.

The study maps out how geography factors into the prevalence of rare killers. For 22 states, the total number of these types of deaths was under 100.

The Silver State falls into that group, with deaths by so-called legal intervention at 82, a rate 2.8 times the national average, said Francis Boscoe of the New York State Cancer Registry and the lead researcher in the study.

Researchers couldn’t identify a clear reason why death by legal intervention garnered the most distinction in Nevada as well as New Mexico and Oregon.
The report is based on data from 2001 through 2010. The number of officer-involved shootings in Southern Nevada has decreased since then, after changes in policy and training with Las Vegas police."

*The most distinctive cause of death is defined by location quotient, which is used in business to quantify how concentrated a particular industry, occupation or demographic group is compared to the national average. Location quotient can reveal what makes a state unique."




http://www.reviewjournal.com/life/health/nevada-s-most-distinctive-cause-death-linked-run-ins-the-law


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damnedifIknow May 2015 OP
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Mon May 25, 2015, 02:43 PM

1. "air and space" transport accidents

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 02:58 PM

2. Cheat sheet...

...to help with the states I can never seem to remember:



Interesting map. Something to keep in mind when considering relocating. The potential for meningitis might be a reason to avoid Washington State. Also, Tuberculosis and Texas; though I can think of other reasons not to live in Texas...

TYY

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Response to TeeYiYi (Reply #2)

Mon May 25, 2015, 03:04 PM

3. There are good vaccines against meningitis, but the Lesser is Greater Seattle Society thanks you.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #3)

Mon May 25, 2015, 03:15 PM

4. That group is probably to blame...

...for spreading the rainy Seattle rumor.

re: the Lesser is Greater Seattle Society thanks you.



Seattle ranks 44th among major U.S. cities in average annual rainfall, getting approximately 38 inches annually.

TYY

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Response to TeeYiYi (Reply #4)

Mon May 25, 2015, 03:21 PM

5. Shhhhhh!

You're right. The Society talked a lot about rain. Helped keep the riffraff out.

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