February 8th, 2006, 04:32 AM
Statistical Death Clock
I've been working for a while on a "statistical death clock" (I haven't decided on a name yet, although I've gotten some great suggestions). I got tired of the Death Clock's retarded algorithm (all it does is use the average US life expectancy and substract some simple values based on BMI - and a bunch of years if you smoke), so I calculated some of my own.
A first version is available here: http://stats.eburonum.com
All data are based on a 1,500 page CDC report , and I'm pretty sure all the algo's I extracted are accurate - which basically means that my thing is giving you the exact - statistical! - chance of you dying, complete with the cause of death and everything... ain't life wonderful!
For now, it should tell you:
- Your chance of dying within the next year
- If you die within a year, it will tell you what your chances are of dying from, for example, a chronic liver disease or a neoplasm of the cervix uteri...
I'm looking for suggestions - layout, presentation, whatever... Or if anyone feels like re-coding my stuff...
A first one I just figured out is that when you indicate you're a male, it shouldn't tell you that you could die from a neoplasm of the cervix uteri
 http://stats.eburonum.com/mortfinal2002.pdf (PDF - 2MB)
February 8th, 2006, 04:53 AM
February 8th, 2006, 03:38 PM
Blast.. didn't have the weight class I'm in under the drop-down box.
That was a joke guys....