Aboriginal areas suffer worst death rates

The graphical representations in this article are interesting because of the measure being graphed (described in the article), the scale used with the Australian average as 100, and different weightings due to the varying populations of the states and territories. The graphs will be useful when "interpretation" is an issue in the classroom. The broken bars, indicating a break in the scale, should be brought to students' attention. The article can also be used in conjunction with a social science class, where Aboriginal issues are being studied. This report says nothing of possible contributing factors to the causes of increased death rates in various regions. It is interesting to compare this article with one from another paper, Tassie top death rate state, where contributing factors to causes of deaths are considered.

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