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updated: 7/17/2011 8:01 AM

Cook County data offers look into births, deaths

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Associated Press

When are you most likely to die? If you live in Cook County, a recent data analysis could offer a clue.

The Cook County clerk's office says more people die on Feb. 17 than any other day of the year. And more babies are born Sept. 8 than any other day.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports an average of 224 babies are born every day, and 114 people die every day in the county.

The newspaper analysis shows an average of 118 people die every Monday, more than any other day of the week. And Tuesdays are the most common day to have a baby.

The data shows that deaths peak in the winter months, and July is the busiest month for births.