## IntroductionThis page provides some basic statistics concerning the data recorded about the soldiers in the database. Note that not all values for all soldiers have been recorded, so the statistical sample size (referred to as "Count") may vary depending on the criteria.
## Statistics from Entries in the DatabaseNote: Only a portion of all soldiers are entered and the data is not complete. The data will be more relevent for groups >>Soldiers by Country of Birth >>Soldiers by Age of Enlistment >>Soldiers by Year of Enlistment >>Soldiers by Month (Quarter) of Death >>Soldiers by Province of Birth (Canadian born) >>Soldiers by Province of Enlistment >>Soldiers by Country of Birth (top 10) ## General Statistics from other sources## Introduction to StatisticsThis provides a short introduction to the statistical functions used on this page ## MinimumThe minimum or lowest value (age or height) from the sample set ## MaximumThe maximum or largest value (age or height) from the sample set ## AverageThe average value calculated as the sum of the values divided by the number of values. ## VarianceThis illustrates the difference between the average value and the extremes. The larger the variance, the wider the spread between the average value and the minimum or maximum value. ## Standard DeviationOften referred to as "Sigma", this represents how close the numbers are to each other. A small deviation indicates that most of the numbers are close together. ## CountThis is the number of values used to calculate the statistics. If no data is available for the specific calculation, for example soldiers that survived the war should not be included in the "Age at Death" calculations. The number is representative of the quality of the calculations; the higher the number the higher the probability that the calculations are meaningful. ## PercentageThis shows the percentage of the total number that is represented by the "count". Value. For example, the percentage for age of death shows the percentage that the count represents for the total number of CEF soldiers that have an age at death (date of death and date of birth, or age at death) specified. ## Disclaimer"The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple." "First get your facts; then you can distort them at your leisure." "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics." "Then there was the man who drowned crossing a stream with an average depth of six inches." |