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STATISTICAL LITERACY: READING TABLES OF RATES AND PERCENTAGES

This paper presents rules for determining whether an index variable in such a table is part or whole depending on whether the associated margin value is an average, a sum or a 100% sum. Tables with missing margin values -- date-indexed tables, half tables and control tables -- are analyzed. Recommendations are made to improve reader understanding of any table involving rates or percentages.
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Date Of Record Creation 2005-08-25 12:26:00
Date Last Modified 2005-08-25 12:26:00
Date Of Record Release 2005-08-25 12:26:00
Email Address schield@augsburg.edu
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Author Name Milo Schield
Author Organization Augsburg College
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