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The U.S. ranks 135th in death by injury

5 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, there are 47 deaths by injury for every 100,000 Americans, a mortality rate that makes the United States rank one-hundred thirty-fifth in that category. Burundi ranks first, with 301 injury-caused deaths per 100,000 people.

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The U.S. ranks 26th in conditions for mothers

5 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the relief organization Save the Children, in the United States ranked twenty-sixth out of forty-one peer nations in terms of “conditions for mothers and children.” Sweden ranked first. The rest of the top ten were Iceland, Norway, New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Spain, and Germany.