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The U.S. ranks 8th in total spending on recreation and culture

29 June 2009 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, in 2005 total spending (household and government) on recreation and culture amounted to 6.7% of GDP, which made the United States tied for eighth with France in that category out of twenty three OECD nations. Iceland ranked first, with 9.8% of total GDP spent on recreation and culture.

total spending on rec and cult.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 93rd in male tobacco use

28 June 2009 Leave a comment

According to data gathered in 2005 by the World Health Organization, 26.3% of American men over the age of fifteen use tobacco, which makes the United States rank ninety-third in that category. Russia ranks first, with 70.1% of men using tobacco.

Male tobacco use.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 1st in edible imports

27 June 2009 Leave a comment

According to the International Trade Centre, in 2005 the United States imported $2,588,714,000 worth of “edible products and preparations,” or 8.3% of the world total. That was enough to make the United States rank first in that category.

Edible Imports.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 11th in savannahs

26 June 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, there are 407,000 square kilometers of savannah in the United States, which makes the United States rank eleventh in that category. Australia ranks first, with 2,397,000 square kilometers of savannah.

Savannahs.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 1st in edible exports

25 June 2009 Leave a comment

According to the International Trade Centre, in 2005 the United States exported $4,104,337,000 worth of “edible products and preparations,” or 12.9% of the world total. That was enough to make the United States rank first in that category.

Edible Products Exports.xlsx

The U.S. ranks first in per capita health expenditures

24 June 2009 1 comment

According to data gathered in 2005 by the World Health Organization, annual per capita health care costs in the United States are $6350, which makes the United States rank first in that category.

Health Expenditures.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 13th in government expenditures on health

23 June 2009 Leave a comment

According to data gathered in 2006 by the OECD, government expenditures on health in the United States amounted to 7.0% of GDP, which made the United States tied for thirteenth with Canada in that category out of thirty-two ranked nations. France ranked first at 8.8%. The OECD average was 6.5%.

Gov expenditures on health care.xlsx