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The U.S. ranks 89th in death by cancer

19 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization’s World Health Statistics, 2008, the United States has a cancer mortality rate of 134 per 100,000 population, which makes it tied for eighty-ninth (with Congo, Italy, and Luxembourg) in that category. Mongolia ranks first, with a cancer mortality rate of 306 per 100,000 population. Kiribati has the lowest rate, at 52 per 100,000.

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The U.S. ranks 14th in reading scores for females

19 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the OECD’s Programme for the International Student Assessment, the United States ranked fourteenth out of fifty-seven countries in reading scores for females. The U.S. score was 517. The average score for OECD member nations was 511. Finland ranked first, with a score of 574.

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