KEY HEALTH INDICATORS WHEEL
This graphic shows percentage changes in key health indicators from 2001-12 using Youth2000 series data:
The inner wheel is the 2001 level for each issue.
Each spoke that extends out beyond that circle represents a percentage increase in that issue; each one that goes inward from that circle is a percentage decrease in that issue. So if you look at “Parents worry about money for food”, for example, the line extends out from the circle, meaning it has increased since 2001. The “Part -time job” line goes inwards, as this has decreased since 2001.
The changes that are negative are depicted in red, and the changes that are positive are in green. For example, we have a decrease in cigarette smoking and increase in caring adults at school – both positive, so both green.
The length of the bar shows the percentage change, so a 50% drop goes half the way in, whereas a 5% drop goes 5% in.
Where there has been minimal or no change, the coloured bar is absent.