If you have been reading my blog for a while, you must know what I think of statistics. 🙄
Sure, statistics can be useful and also interesting, but only up to a point…Have a look at Prof. Stephen Jay Gould’s essay on statistics, titled “The median isn’t the message,” which really changed my outlook on myeloma statistics (all that “5-year survival” talk, I mean).
So, yes, you guessed it. Today I have a study chock full of statistics. But these are actually very interesting myeloma statistics. For example, one of the findings of the study is that the number of myeloma cases AND deaths in 2019 has more than DOUBLED since 1990. Cases…and deaths…more than doubled…in a period of 30 years? I was actually surprised…I mean, you’d think there would be at least SOME improvement. Hmmm…
Anyway, without further ado, here goes…
If your reading time is limited, the first link (below) gives a brief summary of the study. The second link will take you to the actual (full) study…much more data, yes, but much more interesting. Again, if your time is limited, just skim through it and read the Conclusions.
Incidentally, if you are an expert in the field of statistics, please leave me a comment or contact me privately…Thanks!
Ooooh…and what about Monaco??? I was shocked…!