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Katrina Dead Demographics Released
MetroSource News | 12/05/05 | MetroSource Staff

Posted on 12/05/2005 3:11:20 AM PST by prisoner6

Katrina Dead Demographics Released

(St.Gabriel, LA) - Analysis of the people killed by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita shows a nearly even split along racial and gender lines. Medical examiners say of the more than one thousand victims, about half are white and half are black. About half are men and about half are women. In all , the morgue set up to process bodies after the hurricane has recorded one-thousand-90 deaths. Of those, less than 500 have been returned to their next of kin. Officials are still finding bodies.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: black; dead; deathtoll; demographics; hurricane; katrina; rita; white
Sorry no link to the story. I retyped it from a story on a newswire where I work. MetroSoure News is a Westwood One company and available only to radio and televeision stations and other news outlets.

prisoner6

1 posted on 12/05/2005 3:11:21 AM PST by prisoner6
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To: prisoner6

i wonder how that compares to the demographics of NO as a whole.


2 posted on 12/05/2005 3:15:01 AM PST by Lokibob (Spelling and typos are copyrighted. Please do not use.)
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To: prisoner6

Somebody is going to claim that bodies were switched from other cities to balance it out.


3 posted on 12/05/2005 3:19:40 AM PST by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Lokibob
i wonder how that compares to the demographics of NO as a whole.

There were dead from other Louisiana locations as well.

4 posted on 12/05/2005 3:20:46 AM PST by alnick
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To: prisoner6

Race is only one factor in demographics. Gender and age might be informative, but I guess the media's not interested in those relatively boring stats.


5 posted on 12/05/2005 3:34:37 AM PST by browardchad
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To: prisoner6

Well, that seems fair. < /DemocratLogic>


6 posted on 12/05/2005 3:38:59 AM PST by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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To: prisoner6
about half are white and half are black. About half are men and about half are women.

You know, if ALL the dead women were black and ALL the dead men were white, this would still be accurate.

7 posted on 12/05/2005 3:55:34 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: prisoner6

The story will be burried. Not even FNC will cover it.


8 posted on 12/05/2005 4:07:42 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: browardchad
Race is only one factor in demographics. Gender and age might be informative, but I guess the media's not interested in those relatively boring stats.

From the story: "About half are men and about half are women."

9 posted on 12/05/2005 4:14:17 AM PST by TankerKC (Done with the NFL..)
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To: prisoner6

MSM's demographic analysis: So poor, so black.


10 posted on 12/05/2005 4:19:01 AM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Loyal Buckeye
MSM's demographic analysis: So poor, so black.

Ok, 50% were black women and 50% were poor white men.

And as for the headline: Katrina Blanco/Nagin Dead Demographics Released.

11 posted on 12/05/2005 4:59:06 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: prisoner6

I'd like to find out where they died, by number, from which Parish or area.


12 posted on 12/05/2005 5:09:46 AM PST by jeffers
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To: jeffers

And HOW they died.


13 posted on 12/05/2005 5:10:59 AM PST by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: alnick

From the story it is unclear whether these were Orleans Parish deaths or greater New Orleans (SMSA) deaths. If the former, then a larger percentage of whites died relative to the Orleans Parish population (Cau. c33%, Neg. c67%). If it is an SMSA statistic, then a slightly larger percentage of blacks died relative to SMSA population. Do not have those in my mind but the SMSA is probably around 60% Cau. and 40% Neg.).


14 posted on 12/05/2005 5:12:33 AM PST by MarkT
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To: bonfire

From the AP photos (a small statistical sample) the young males died of violence, the elderly died of thirst and shock in "shelters" and in attics, and the out of shape died escaping the flood.


15 posted on 12/05/2005 5:17:44 AM PST by jeffers
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To: prisoner6

Day be profilin' da dead peeps.

What's next? A call for volunteer voters maybe?


16 posted on 12/05/2005 5:23:55 AM PST by JoeSixPack1
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To: prisoner6
In all , the morgue set up to process bodies after the hurricane has recorded one-thousand-90 deaths. Of those, less than 500 have been returned to their next of kin. Officials are still finding bodies.

This is a quagmire. It's time to cut and run.

17 posted on 12/05/2005 5:26:57 AM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: All

I would imagine that the vast majority of these deaths aren't from Louisiana but from Mississippi where the hurricane went.


18 posted on 12/05/2005 5:32:58 AM PST by The Toll
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To: bonfire
And HOW they died.

Bingo!

19 posted on 12/05/2005 5:52:19 AM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: The Toll

"I would imagine that the vast majority of these deaths aren't from Louisiana but from Mississippi where the hurricane went."

The information posted is coming out of St.Gabriel,Louisiana where was a special morgue was set up to handle the bodies of Louisiana victims. I believe the number stated refers to those victims.


20 posted on 12/05/2005 7:33:37 AM PST by Mila
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To: Mila

That makes the 50/50 count seem more likely.


21 posted on 12/05/2005 9:18:39 AM PST by The Toll
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