It Might Not Be That Bad

  1. Below is a table excerpted from the CDC.gov website of the number of new cases and number of deaths in 2011 for many diseases that doctors are required to report to government agencies. Click on a disease in the table below that is both deadly and rare.


    Reported cases and deaths from notifiable diseases, United States, 2011
    The population of the United States in 2011 was about 312 million people.
    Select Disease New Cases Deaths
  2. Enter a one or two digit number and matching units to complete this sentence:
    " has new cases per people in this country."

    Since there were 312 million people in the United States in 2011, the number of new cases per million people for this disease would be #cases ÷ 312. Feel free to use a calculator!