Maths is not my strong suit but I'm pretty sure "1.2 per cent per 100,000 people" doesn't make a lot of sense? Am I misunderstanding?

@hugh I guess if you treated "per" like "of" in the 2nd instance (which is similar to how Italian sometimes substitutes "di" (of) where you might have mean per/for), then by that somewhat tenuous stretch, it might, just maybe, make sense.... after a pint or two.


@dadegroot @hugh It's written pretty poorly, but it's clear, I think.
Out of a pool of 100000 events, this particular event happened 1.2 times on 100 occurrence.

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