Mormon pioneer mortality rate calculated at 3.5 percent

15 julio 2014

A team of statisticians and a historian have calculated the mortality rate of Mormon pioneers. The pioneer mortality rate of 3.5 percent was only slighly higher than national averages at the time. The data suggest the emigration was a success despite perceptions of widespread tragedy. This may come as a surprise to modern Mormon youth who’ve participated in handcart treks.
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