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The U.S. ranks 1st in clothing and footwear

21 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, in 2005 the United States accounted for 28.6% of the world’s total expenditures on clothing and footwear, which made the United States rank first in that category.

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The U.S. ranks 140th in meningitis deaths

21 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2002, 0.4 Americans per 100,000 populations died from meningitis, a rate that makes the United States tied for one hundred and fortieth (with Gabon, Oman, France, Cape Verde, Poland, Italy, Singapore, and Austria) in that category. Haiti ranked first, with 73.9 deaths per 100,000 population.

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