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Old 09-17-2006, 12:15 AM   #33
trisherina
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It's stuff like this that astonishes me.

From the 007b.com site:

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However, a careful study of statistics shows that 9,000 lives could be saved yearly in the USA by exclusive/extended breastfeeding! That is because breastfeeding infants have only 1/5th the rate of SIDS, and half the rate of the overall infant deaths.
That is not a careful study of statistics. Statistically speaking, that's called a weak explanation and an even weaker prediction.
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