Over the limit and you're asking for trouble

This article offers several possibilities for use in the classroom. The graph does a good job of telling the story (except for the typo-"change" should be "chance"). The conditional statements on increased risk can be written, e.g.

Pr (accident for a woman|6-9 drinks over 6 hours)

= 13 x Pr (accident for a woman|no drinks)

Students might also like to debate the cause-effect links that could be claimed from this article.

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