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Matt VE

I don't see why it's that hard to analyze these data.

The answer is clearly 134.

Kaiser

MVE: lol, I started figuring out the signficance of 134 but thought there is a better use of my time. I did enough to know that it's a different number for each state.

GIGO

If (Percent excess < 42 = 0; ANDIF (Total number of excess deaths; = 134))

Pat Valente

The date field is clearly a formatting mess. The number of excess deaths looks wrong. That might be a calculation issue. Just some thoughts off top of my head. Funny that regardless of where you get data, it always has issues.

Kaiser

PV: The date field is the first thing I saw. The arrow seemed to suggest it is sorted in descending order. It's sorted left to right sort of. The next three columns are useless, constant throughout. Number of excess is also wrong as you and others noticed. But what about percent excess? That seems also messed up. Especially if you look at the second table, which apparently a positive value of percent excess does not translate to a change in number of excess.

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