Archive for 24 March 2009

The U.S. ranks 72nd in death by diarrhea

24 March 2009 5 comments

According to the World Health Organization, in 2002, roughly 1,500 Americans diead of diarrheal illnesses, which made the United States rank seventy-second in that category. India ranked first, with roughly 456,400 diarrheal deaths.


The U.S. ranks 34th in math progress

24 March 2009 1 comment

According to the OECD, between 2003 and 2006, American students declined by nine points in their PISA mathematics performance scores, which made the United States rank thirty-fourth out of thirty nine countries in that category. Indonesia ranked first, with an increase of 31 points in the PISA score.

For the OECD as a whole, there was a decline of two points between 2003 and 2006. The worst performing country was France, with a decline of fifteen points