Interpreting Data Statistics

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    • No universally agreed definition of a disaster and numerical threshold for designating an event as a disaster
    • Reporting of disaster death numbers depends on direct only or indirect as well from subsequent hazards
    • Location. Hazards in remote locations may be under reported
    • Declaration of the number of death may be subjected to political influence
    • Statistics on major disasters are hard to collect
    • Tome trend analysis involves using historical data

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