THE CARIBBEAN: JUST THE FACTS

USE THIS TABLE TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.

 COUNTRY AREA(SQ.MI.) POPULATION LITERACY LIFE EXP. MALE FEMALE BAHAMAS 166 251,000 98% 71.07 68.25 73.94 BARBADOS 171 64,100 97.4% 73 70.43 75.6 CUBA 44,218 10,582,000 95.7% 76.21 73.84 78.73 DOM. REP. 18,816 7,253,000 82% 73.2 71.12 75.38 HAITI 10,579 6,909,000 45% 49.21 47.476 51.06 JAMAICA 4,232 2,513,000 88% 75.21 73.26 77.26 TRIN/TABAGO 1,980 1,233,000 97% 67.97 65.45 70.59 PUERTO RICO 5,375 3,522,037 89% 75.55 71.05 80.3

1. Using the statistics for area and population, how many people per square mile are there in each country?  Which country is the most densely populated?

2. What is the range in the literacy rate?  Is Puerto Rico's literacy rate above or below the a range for these countries?  How do you know?

3. Which country has the greatest difference between the life expectancy of the male and female?  Which country has the smallest difference?  Pick any 5 countries and make a  double bar graph comparing male and female life expectancies.To make it easier, round to whole numbers.

4. Which country has the highest life expectancy and is the least densely populated?  Which is the smallest in area and has the highest literacy rate?  Which is the second largest in area and population?  Which has a literacy rate that is average and is 4th in size and population?

Caribbean Facts Solutions

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