The given graph illustrates the rate of people among separated age brackets spending over 10 hours per week playing computer games over the course of 19 years starting in 1984.
Looking at the graph, it is immediately obvious that the percentage of people of all age groups experienced an upward trend. Meanwhile, the rate of youngsters aged from 15 to 24 playing games registered the highest level out of
In 1984, the percentage of
-24 category was
underwent a gradual increase to about 25% from 1984 to 1993 before fluctuating markedly and
at around 50%. A similar pattern could be seen in the proportion of
-34 age bracket, which rocketed to nearly 30%
at the end
of the period.
At the beginning of the period, the 7-14 group stood at 13%,
was followed by an uneven rise to approximately 33% during the time studied.
On the other hand
, the proportion of people who are 35 years old show the same development but
stable increase than that of in 7-14 group.