Report on trends on alcohol consumption over time.

Report on trends on alcohol consumption over time.

Examine the ABS site.

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Navigate your way through the site to find and collect data that would be appropriate to create a multiple line graph on alcohol consumption.

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Hints:

Use the headings within the website to guide your search.

Choose the data that will be most appropriate for your task.

Set up a table in Excel to examine risky and high risk consumption of alcohol over the period from 1995-2005. Examine figures for total, males, females, and 18-24 yr olds.

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A table of 4 columns and 5 rows. "Category" is in the first row and column. Along the row is "1995", "2001" and "2004-5". In the first column under "Category" contains "Total", "Males", "Females" and "18-24yrs".

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  • Create a multiple line graph from your table.

  • Paste your graph into a new Word document. Underneath your graph, write a paragraph discussing what the graph reveals about risky alcohol consumption in different sections of the population. How can you account for these differences?