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    "one out of a thousand babies" and "one in every thousand babies"

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    Silent Risk: Untangling the Mystery of Umbilical Cord Accidents - By Ann Douglas
    The statistics
    Umbilical cord accidents are the stuff of which nightmares are made. Occurring in otherwise textbook pregnancies, they result in the deaths of one in every thousand babies. The mortality rate is noteworthy enough -- twice as many babies die from cord accidents as from SIDS -- but it only tells part of the story. Another three in every thousand babies are left severely disabled as a result of cord accidents.


    Can I say "one out of a thousand babies" in place of "one in every thousand babies"?

    Living in a Dying Solar System, Part 2: Delaying Doomsday
    Roughly one out of 100 systems surveyed should show this debris field, if the simulations reflect reality.

    Can I say "Roughly one in every hundred systems ..." instead of "Roughly one out of 100 systems"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: "one out of a thousand babies" and "one in every thousand babies"

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Can I say "Roughly one in every hundred systems ..." instead of "Roughly one out of 100 systems"?

    Thank you.
    They can be used interchangeably.
    It depends on whether you imagine that you have to take one "out" of the group before you count it, or whether you can leave it "in" the group and count it there. It hardly seems to matter, to me.

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