1 in 12,990
The odds a household will call the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line on the day before Thanksgiving are 1 in 12,990 (US and CA, 11/26/2008).
Sources & Definitions
According to an email from Bridget O’Malley (Butterball. November 2, 2009).
CALCULATION(S) BY BOOK OF ODDS BASED ON
Current Population Survey, Historical Household Data. U.S. Census. April 2008.
Based on Statistics Canada, Portrait of the Canadian Population
in 2006, 2006 Census, 97-550-XIE, ISBN: 978-0-662-44997-3, 2001-2006.
A household consists of all the people who occupy a housing unit. A house, an apartment or other group of rooms, or a single room, is regarded as a housing unit when it is occupied or intended for occupancy as separate living quarters; that is, when the occupants do not live and eat with any other persons in the structure and there is direct access from the outside or through a common hall. A household includes the related family members and all the unrelated people, if any, such as lodgers, foster children, wards, or employees who share the housing unit. A person living alone in a housing unit, or a group of unrelated people sharing a housing unit such as partners or roomers, is also counted as a household. The count of households excludes group quarters. There are two major categories of households, ‘family’ and ‘non-family’.
CITE THIS ODDS STATEMENT
To properly cite Book of Odds please copy and paste the following into any document utilizing this Odds Statement:
Odds Statement provided by Book of Odds Inc., http://www.bookofodds.com/content/view/full/603892 (Accessed: 06/24/2012)
Odds more likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 3.42, are rounded to three significant digits. Odds less likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 420.4, are rounded to four significant digits. Trailing zeros after the decimal point are dropped for readability, even though they may still be significant.
Odds you’ll see: 1 in 4.26; 14.5; 143; 5,230; 433,200
Odds you won’t see: 1 in 2.412; 63.042; 425,242c