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The U.S. ranks 7th in broadband growth

26 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, broadband subscription rates in the United States increased by 3.26 per 100 inhabitants between December 2007 and December 2008. That rate of growth makes the United States rank seventh in that category. The Slovak Republic ranks first, with an increase of 3.81 per 100 inhabitants.

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The U.S. ranks 2nd in asses

26 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2006 the United States imported 10,772 asses, or 28.1% of the world’s total ass imports, making the United States rank second in that category. Yemen ranked first, importing 17,820 asses, or 46.4% of the world total.

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The U.S. ranks 33rd in alcohol consumption

25 May 2009 1 comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2003, adults over the age of fifteen in the United States consumed an average of 8.61 litres of alcohol, which was enough to make the United States rank thirty-third in that category. Luxembourg ranked first, consuming 15.56 litres per adult.

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The U.S. ranks 1st in anxiety disorders

25 May 2009 48 comments

According to a presentation to the IFPE Congress in Vienna, Austria on April 18, 2009, on the results of World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Survey, 19% of Americans experience a clinical anxiety disorder in a given twelve-month period, which makes the United States rank first in that category.

The U.S. ranks 1st in large protected areas

24 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, there are 258 protected areas in the United States larger than 100,000 hectares. That is enough to make the United States rank first in that category.

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The U.S. ranks 109th in population in largest city

24 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, 8% of Americans live in the largest city in the United States (i.e. New York City). That makes the United States tied for one-hundred-ninth in that category with Italy, Malaysia, and Ukraine. Hong Kong and Singapore tie for first, at 100%.

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The U.S. ranks 11th in personal care time

23 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, the average American spends 45% of her or his day in personal care activities, which makes the United States rank eleventh out of eighteen OECD nations in that category. France ranks first, at 49.2%, and Mexico ranks last, at 42.7%. The OECD average is 45.3%.

The U.S. ranks 11th in clothing exports

23 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the International Trade Centre, in 2005 the United States exported $1,814,260,000 worth of “articles of apparel, of textile fabrics, whether or not knitted or crocheted.” This was enough to make the United States rank eleventh in that category. China ranked first, exporting $23,497,248,000 worth of clothing.

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The U.S. ranks 2nd in synthetic fibers

22 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the International Trade Centre, in 2005 the United States imported $733,433,000 worth of “synthetic fibres suitable for spinning,” or 10.37% of the world total. That was enough to make the United States rank second in that category. China ranks first, importing $1,382,770,000 worth, or 19.55% of the world total.

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The U.S. ranks 24th in female life expectancy

22 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank’s World Development Report, 2009, American women have a life expectancy at birth of 81 years, which makes the United States tied for twenty-fourth in that category with Chile, Costa Rica, and the United Kingdom. Japan ranks first, with a female life expectancy of 86 years at birth.

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