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People often wait until middle age to worry about having a healthy heart. However, recent studies have shown that earlier monitoring of risk factors such as blood pressure can be very beneficial (The wall Street Journal, January 10, 2012). Having higher than normal blood pressure, a condition known as hypertension, is a major risk factor for heart disease. Suppose a large sample of individuals of various ages and gender was selected and that each individual’s blood pressure was measured to determine if they have hypertension. For the sample data, the following table shows the percentage of individuals with hypertension.


a. Develop a side-by-side bar chart with age on the horizontal axis, the percentage of individuals with hypertension on the vertical axis, and side-by-side bars based on gender.
b. What does the display you developed in part (a), indicate about hypertension and age?
c. Comment on differences bygender.


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