2 thoughts on “Data in everyday life: Ice cream

  1. Per Capita consumption depends greatly on changes in population. With aging issues and immigration potentially skewing the data to lower consumption. I imagine younger people eat more ice cream than older (per capita), and perhaps foreign nationals or even poorer populations are less likely to consume. Dis-aggregation is important to solve this query.

  2. There are more ice cream based delicacies like ice cream cakes, smoothies etc., to consume rather than just ice creams. Hence the consumption of ice cream per se has gone down whereas total consumption of ice cream in all forms may have actually increased. The data collection only looks at just ice cream consumption only. Data labelling needs attention.

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