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The U.S. ranks 59th in women and girls

According to the World Bank, in 2010 the female population in the United States accounted for 50.7% of the total population, which made the United States tied for fifty-ninth in that category with Eritrea, Central African Republic, Myanmar, Zimbabwe, Benin, Mexico, Belize, and the Kyrgyz Republic. Latvia and Ukraine ranked first, with females accounting for 54.0% of their total populations.

  1. Charles Munger
    21 October 2012 at 6:55 pm

    The depressed-zero vertical axis is very misleading. It makes is appear that the US is one-third the percentage of Latvia when it is really nine-tenths.

  2. Mark
    21 October 2012 at 8:55 pm

    That’s a good point. I think I just went with what excel defaulted to when I made the graphic.

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