the wales total is lower than our school total
Maybe its because the population of Wales is more than our school population and so the results are steadier and more of an average, less of an individual thing. Or maybe because we are mostly children and children are more prone to illness whereare (I presume so) Wales’ population is more adult than children. 😀
Welsh people live in the mountains and are healthier.
But how can you be sure that living in the mountains would make you healthier?
there is less air the higher you go, so at high altitude you would struggle to breathe
Interesting, so a couple of things about living at altitude might have an affect on:
1) your health
2) the way come into contact with other people
What things can you think of?
Also, do you think Wales has big enough mountains (and enough people living on them) for this to be an important factor in our results?
Have a careful look at the two variables you’re comparing. Are you comparing like with like?
I dont really know. How do I do that?
By comparing the two variables!
Oh right! Thanks!
so what I mean is: what are the units for the school data, and what are they for the national illness data?
In England and Wales there are more school absences than at my school, perhaps it is because in England and Wales there are more people per year than in my year so there are less people to spread the flu, and not many people get ill, because the flu doesn’t spread much or as fast as in England and Wales.
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