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The U.S. ranks 11th in rice production

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According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in 2004 the United States ranked eleventh in tonnage of rice production. China ranked first.

The U.S. ranks 10th in per capita GDP

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According to the CIA World Factbook, in 2007 the United States ranked tenth out of 229 countries in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. Qatar ranked first.

The U.S. ranks 1st in small arms ownership

18 December 2008 14 comments

According to the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, the United States ranks first both in the total number of civilian firearms and in per capita ownership of small firearms.

The U.S. ranks 10th in the number of people living with HIV/AIDS

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According to the CIA World Factbook, in 2003 the United States ranked tenth out of 163 countries in terms of people living with HIV/AIDS.

The U.S. ranks 124th in fertility

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According to the CIA World Factbook, the United States ranks 124th out of 223 countries for fertility (number of children born per woman). Mali ranks first.

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The U.S. ranks 13th in drinking beer

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According to Kirin Holdings Company, Limited, in 2004 the United States ranked thirteenth out of 35 countries in per capita beer consumption. The Czech Republic ranked first.

The U.S. ranks 12th in human development

18 December 2008 1 comment

According to the United Nations, the United States ranks twelfth in the Human Development Index, a measure that includes GDP and other indicators of human development, such as education, literacy, and life expectancies. Iceland ranks first.