PLoS Medicine conducted a study of the life expectancy
of Pennsylvanians. They provided the data by county.
1. What is the life expectancy of people living in your home county?
2. Find out the population of each of these counties. Is there a relationship between population and length of life?
3. Compared to the other states in the U. S., where does Pennsylvania rank regarding the longevity of its citizens?
Challenge: Which department(s) of Pennsylvania's government collect(s) data about when people are born and when they die?
What documents provide the proof of the birth or the death of someone in Pennsylvania?
Posted 9/2006 by Cynthia J. O'Hora This work is released to the public domain
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