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The U.S. ranks 45th in measles

30 January 2011 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2008 there were 140 cases of measles in the United States, which makes the United States tied for forty-fifth with Zambia out of one hundred eighty three countries ranked in that category. China ranks first, with 131,411 cases of measles.

 

The U.S. ranks 11th in commitment to development

28 January 2011 Leave a comment

According to the Center for Global Development, in 2010 the United States had a Commitment to Development Index score of 5.4, which makes the United States tied for eleventh with Australia and Austria out of twenty-two ranked countries. Sweden ranked first, with a score of 7.0.

As reported here last year, in 2009 the United States ranked seventeenth, with a score of 4.7.

The U.S. ranks 23rd in PISA science score

25 January 2011 Leave a comment

According to the Programme for International Student Assessment, American students scored 502 in the science component of the 2009 PISA assessment. That was enough for the United States to rank twenty-third out of sixty-five ranked economies. China-Shanghai ranked first with a score of 575.

The U.S. ranks 4th in waterways

24 January 2011 Leave a comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, there are 41,009 kilometers of navigable waterways in the United States, which makes the United States rank fourth in that category. China ranks first, with 110,000 kilometers of navigable waterways.

The U.S. ranks 18th in January’s chill

22 January 2011 Leave a comment

According to the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, the mean temperature in the United States in January is -4.0 degrees celsius, which makes the United States rank eighteenth in that category. Russia ranks first, with a mean January temperature of -25.2 degrees celsius.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in carbon footprint

21 January 2011 Leave a comment

According to the Global Footprint Network, in 2007 the United States had a carbon footprint of 5.57 global hectares per capita, which makes the United States rank third out of one hundred fifty-two countries ranked in that category. Qatar ranks first, with a carbon footprint of 8.13 global hectares per capita.

The U.S. ranks 48th in garlic costs

20 January 2011 Leave a comment

According to FAOStat, in 2008 the producer price for garlic in the United States was $961.00 per tonne, which makes the United States rank forty-eighth in that category. Japan ranks first, with a producer cost of $16,021.80 per tonne.