LOL! Birthdays not preferred on holidays?

20 Percent: The diminished likelihood that you were born on Christmas, compared with an average day.

Perhaps largely because many cesarean births can be scheduled in advance, doctors and patients seem to avoid certain days — and choose certain others.

This chart is adapted from work by my fellow statistician Aki Vehtari of Aalto University in Finland, …

See more of his charts here. Happy Birthday Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science (19 December 2013)

A version of this brief appears in print on December 24, 2013, on page D6 of the New York edition.

Excerpt: To Be Born on a Christmas Morn –

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