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Observation

In our experiment, it  was observed that there was a higher percentage of obese African-Americans than Caucasians. There was 38% obesity amongst African American boys and the 34% amongst African-American girls. In contract, there were 2% obese Caucasian boys 22% obese  Caucasian girls.

Race and Gender

Number of Obese

Under/Overweight, normal

Percent obese %

African-American - boy

19

31

38%

African-American - girl

17

33

34%

Caucasian - boy

14

36

28%

Caucasian - girl

11

39

22%

The chart below represents our findings.

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Complexity level:
9
Project cost ($):
30
Time required:
1 hour to prepare, 2 days for the science project experiment
Material availability:
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