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Blog 7: Study Claims Processed Meats Cause Cancer

  1. The article I chose conducted an international study that suggested 1.75 ounces of meat induced daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer over a lifetime by about 18 percent. I chose this article based on the 10% make-up that colorectal cancer has within people with cancer worldwide.
  1. To conduct this study a group of 22 scientists from the IARC evaluated more than 800 studies from several continents about meat and cancer. The studies looked at more than a dozen types of cancer in populations with diverse diets over the past 20 years and concluded that risks rise with the amount consumed.
  1. How will this affect international countries that make much of their profit off of production and consumption of meat? Will these statistics decrease the number of colon cancer cases?
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Blog 6: Suicide Rates in Missouri (2015)

  1. The article I have chosen expressed the facts and figures in relation to suicide within the state of Missouri for the year of 2015. I chose this compliance of information based on the astronomically high rates we have within the state and because it is the 10th leading cause of death within the state.
  1. The information was collected by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and presented under the Missouri Suicide Prevention Project (MSPP). The MSPP is under the Department of Mental Health, Division of Comprehensive Psychiatric Services.
  1. Based on the increase in medication and technological advancement, why do we continually see a rise in suicide rates? Is there a stronger demographic of male or female who have higher numbers?
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Blog 5: SEC Tuition Comparisons

1. The article I have chosen expressed the a compliance of SEC schools and a comparison amongst college tuition fees from 2015-2016. I chose this statistical analysis based on my interest in my own university’s fees and costs, as well as an interest among how they vary among our conference.

2. The data was issued through the US Department of Education and composed under secondary data. Some of the statistics were pulled from the student/faculty ratio data that was reported for the year of 2014.

3. If our conference is classified as one of the most financially successful conferences, why are these universities issuing an increase in tuition rates? Could the rates in student population have any correlation with the SEC athletic program and the success within the university?

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Blog 4: Forbes Mobile Etiquette Statistics

October 5, 2015 1 comment


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Blog 3: American Pharoah loses in Travers

September 24, 2015 1 comment


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Blog 2: Racial Gap in Kidney Transplants

September 11, 2015 1 comment


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Blog 1: NFL Football Power Index

ESPN’s NFL Football Power Index (FPI) launched today. Here’s a look into how it was developed:

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 31, 2015

  1. The article I chose discusses the metrics system used by sports analysts to decide on which teams will have more future success using statistics and relationships from prior years. I chose this article because I was interested in what statistics play heavily in their suggestive decision.
  2. The data used within the article written by Sharon Katz, was produced by three members of the analytics team — Brian Burke, Zach Bradshaw, and Alok Pattani. The article produced a questionnaire conducted by Katz and answers were produced from the three members.
  3. One further question I have following the article is related to the actual formula. Although the team declares pinpointing a distinct formula is difficult to due based on the incredible amount of variables used, is there any data system that a monitor can produce more efficiently?


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