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The sentence cited in My previous question few ours ago was from TIME Vol. 179, No. 4, p. 8. Now I am citing the original text as follows:
Listening to headphones while you walk may be a great way to distract yourself from the length of you journey-and from the car that is about to run you over.
That is the finding of a new study by University Maryland researchers, who report that from 2004-05 to 2010-11, 81 American pedestrians wearing headphones died in accident involving cars or trains they did not hear or see coming. The rate of such headphone-related injuries tripled in that time.
The same question as in my previous thread, and 2004-5 means May 2004 or 2004-2005?
Many thanks for your help and time.
If "The rate of such headphone-related injuries TRIPlED in that time" means the injuries during the period of 2010-2011 is 3 times that during 2004-2005.
So the 81 should be the death INCREASING comparing the period of 2010-2011 with 2004-2005.
Am I right?
There were 81 deaths in all - maybe 11 in 2004/05, rising to 33 in 2010/11. (I've guessed those numbers, based on an average of just over 11 a year.)
There is no need to start a new thread. You should have added the additional context as a reply in the existing thread.