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posted by b1-66er at 00:03
On average? Because if exactly five people die each year that's just scary.
What do the rest die from? Boredom?
Death Valley population = 442. Deaths/year from heat = 5.Rate = 11,312 per million per year.US population = 285 million. Deaths/year from heat = 688.Rate = 27.5 per million per year.Ratio = 411 times as likely to die from heat in Death Valley than in the US in general.Sources: Heat-Related Deaths --- United States, 1999--2003 US Populations, 2001 92328 zip code Death Valley
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