Exercise 15 - Statistics
The following text is shortened from a text in The Sun on April 20th, 2010. Read it and answer the questions at the end.
Study the tables below and then answer the questions at the end.
Adapted from The Economist’s Pocket World in Figures, 2007 edition
(Life expectancy = forventet levealder)
|Highest life expectancy||Lowest life expectancy|
|1 Japan 82.8||1 Swaziland 29.9|
|2 Iceland 81.4||2 Botswana 33.9|
|3 Switzerland 81.1||3 Lesotho 34.3|
|4 Australia 81.0||4 Zimbabwe 37.3|
|5 Sweden 80.8||5 Zambia 39.1|
|8 Norway 80.2||25 Afghanistan 47.7 **|
* The figures are not adjusted for gender.
** Afghanistan is the first non-African country on the list on the right.
- Write a short report where you present these facts.
- Write a text where you discuss why you think there is this discrepancy in life expectancy