Analysis: Health by numbers: A statistician’s challenge

LONDON (Reuters) – The next time a headline tells of a sharp fall in measles deaths around the world, or an increase in those on treatment for HIV, or the shifting of the burden of cancer, spare a thought for the number-crunchers behind such far-reaching data. Above all else, analyzing the state of the world’s health – be it by looking at obesity rates, cancer cases, malaria deaths, or HIV-free births – requires decent statistics. …
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