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The U.S. ranks 14th in teenage suicide

16 April 2011 2 comments

According to the OECD in 2007, the United States had a teenage suicide rate of 7.7 out of every 100,000 people, which makes the United States rank fourteenth in that category. New Zealand ranks first, with a suicide rate of 19.2 out of every 100,000 people.

Prepared by Kiernan Playford

U.S ranks 5th in commute to work

15 April 2011 Leave a comment

According to the most recent data available from the OECD, the average commute to and from work in the United States is 28 minutes. That is enough to make the United States rank fifth out of twenty-two countries ranked in that category. Korea ranks first, with an average commute to and from work of 40 minutes.

Prepared by Kiernan Playford

U.S Ranks 8th in kiwi production

14 April 2011 1 comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2008 the United States produced 20865 metric tonnes of kiwi fruit, or 1.55% of the world total. That was enough to make the United States rank eighth out of twenty-one countries. Italy ranks first, producing 473,955 metric tonnes of kiwi fruit, or 35.18% of the world total.

Prepared by Kiernan Playford.

The U.S ranks 4th in urban population

6 March 2011 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank in 2009, the United States had an urban population of 251,748,760 people. That is enough to make the United States rank fourth in that category. China ranks first with an urban population of 585,842,400.

Prepared by Kiernan Playford

The U.S ranks 3rd in deaths due to road accidents

23 February 2011 3 comments

According to the World Resources Institute in 2005 the United States experienced 43,443 deaths due to road accidents. That is enough to make the United States rank third out of seventy four countries ranked in that category. China ranks first with 98,738 deaths due to road accidents.

Entry prepared by Kiernan Playford