Tag Archives: Spurious Correlations

Divorce Rate vs. Getting Burned

Divorce rate in Mississippi
correlates with
Number of people killed by hot tap-water


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1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Divorce rate in Mississippi
Divorces per 1000 people (US Census)
5 5 5 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.8 4.5 4.3 4.1 4.3
Number of people killed by hot tap-water
Deaths (US) (CDC)
51 55 57 40 26 30 43 32 34 31 23 30
Correlation: 0.785526

Comparing Divorces in Mississippi to Deaths by Hot Tap Water may lead to some uncomfortable results.

I recommend divorce over the alternative, by the way.

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I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter & Divorce: What you Need to Know

Per Capita Use of Margarine and the Declining Rate of Divorce in Maine

A website that has emphasized Spurious Correlations has made the connection between Per Capita Consumption of Margarine in the United States and Divorces in the State of Maine.  As one has declined so has the other.

While scientist cannot directly link a cause and effect, perhaps using less margarine may make a stronger marriage…

Matthew Thompson is a Divorce and Domestic Relations Attorney in the Magnolia State.  Follow the blog:#BowTieLawyer Visit the website: #Thompson Law Firm  You may also contact Matthew with your family law matter or question at (601) 850-8000 or Matthew@bowtielawyer.ms