I'm using the WHO Suicide Statistics to try and ascertain the rate of suicide per 100,000 of the population. I'm afraid I'm not from a maths background and this is the first time using Stack Mathematics, so forgive me if this sounds simple.
So, I have two questions:
- How do I calculate this rate?
- What is the logic/methods behind rounding ratios?
Below is an mock example of the data I'm using:
Country Suicides Population Italty 5000 45000000 Burma 350 2365000 Ghana 1100 14550000
My first step was to calculate the ratio of suicides to population, i.e.
Ratio = suicides / population Country Suicides Population Ratio Italty 5000 45000000 0.00011 Burma 350 2365000 0.00014 Ghana 1100 14550000 0.00007
So, how can I ascertain how many suicides are estimated for every 100,000 people in this example?