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Unformatted text preview: ls, while just 2% of all other teens report making no calls on their phone on a typical
day. Overall, there is no difference by gender or age in the average number of calls made
a day by teens – teens average 33 just under 11 calls a day, with a median of 5 calls per
day. The only variance in the median is among younger teens ages 12 -13 who typically
make or receive 3 calls per day. There are notable differences in the number of calls made on a typical day by race and
ethnicity. White teens make fewer calls a day than either black or English -speaking
Hispanic teens. White teens typically make 4 calls a day, or around 120 calls a month,
while black teens make 7 calls a day, or about 210 calls a month, and Hispanic teens
make 5 calls a day, or about 150 calls a month. When looking at the mean number of
calls per day by race/ethnicity (7 for whites, 13 for blacks and 17 for Hispanics), it ’s clear
that a larger portion of the very heavy callers are found in the black and Hispanic
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