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Definition of "Statistics"

Rick Schweikert
  Tropical Realty

Collection of numbers to record and analyze data such as occurrences of events and particular characteristics. Statistics are absolutely vital to all elements of insurance. In life and health insurance, they are used to tabulate age, sex, disability, cause of death, occupation, and other data needed to construct a morbidity table and mortality table, which in turn figure importantly in calculating premiums. Similarly, in property and casualty insurance statistics are used to record losses and injuries to help predict their future occurrence in order to calculate premiums.



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