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Re: [IP] Odds



Well, I hate to admit to this...
am in my mid forties now and my brother is almost 50.
my sister died 30 years ago.. i was just curious as to the odds.
jackie

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Benard" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 2:57 PM
Subject: RE: [IP] Odds


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> A statistician in our midst!  Your answer brings back bad memories of
> graduate school and a summer of stats.  My empathy goes out to the
> original family that has to deal with this situation.  At least each of
> the children can be a big support to the others.  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of
> email @ redacted
> Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 5:43 PM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] Odds
> 
> I figured the odds of having 3 siblings who all have type 1 is 1 in
> 200,000 
> based on the odds of one child being 1/500 multiplied by sibling odds
> 1/20 
> (sibling 2) times 1/20 (sibling 3).  
> 
> Deirdre
> mom to Nicole (3) dxd 10/2001
> Kelly (8), Blake (5) and Luke (1.5)
> (obviously not liking those 1 in 20 sibling odds!) 
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