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On average, ZOOMers who took part in the ZOOMflu survey missed 4 days of when they had the flu. Do you think ZOOMers in one region missed more school when they got the flu than ZOOMers in other regions? Make a Flu got you where? map to get the answers.

Here's the data:

Average Number of School Days Missed 
(United States and Canada) 

AB: 2 FL: 3 MB: 4 NE: 2 ON: 3 UT: 3
AK:4GA:2MD:3NF:3OR:3VA:3
AL:3HI:4ME:2NH:2PA:3VT:2
AZ:3ID:2MN:2NM:3QC:4WI:2
BC:3IL:2MO:3NS:3RI:2WV:2
CA:2IN:2MS:3NT:18SC:2WY:1
CO:3KS:3MT:3NV:3SD:2YT:24
CT:3KY:2NB:2NY:3SK:2  
DC:2LA:3NC:3OH:2TN:3  
DE:3MA:2ND:2OK:1TX:2  


Here's what you need to do:

1. To start, find your state's average in the data chart. Write down the number. How does it compare to the national average of 4 days missed?

2. Next, find the averages for the states near your state. You can use a map to help you. Write down the averages. How does your state's average compare to the states around it?

3. Pick a state that's far away from yours and find its average. How does it compare to your state? To your region?

4. Then, get the averages for one or two states in each region. What do you see? Do you notice any patterns in different regions? Did ZOOMers in one region miss more school on average than ZOOMers in other regions? Why do you think that is?

5.Send your results to ZOOM. Each week we'll publish a whole bunch right here.