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The U.S. ranks 22nd in deaths by ultraviolet radiation

24 May 2013 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2002 the United States had deaths attributable to ultraviolet (UV) radiation at a rate of 2.93 per 100,000 population. That is enough to make the United States rank twenty-second out of one hundred ninety countries ranked in that category. Niue ranked first, with a UV attributable death rate of 2481.51 per 100,000 population.

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The U.S. ranks 1st in death by violence

11 January 2013 6 comments

According to the National Academy of Sciences, in 2008 the United States had a death-by-violence rate of 6.47 per 100,000 people. That is enough to make the United States rank first out of seventeen “high-income democracies” ranked in that category. The second-ranked country was Finland, with a death-by-violence rate of 2.24 per 100,000.

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

The U.S. ranks 21st in children’s accidental deaths

7 February 2011 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, 10.3% of all deaths of children under the age of five are caused by accidents, which makes the United States rank twenty-first in the world in that category. Nauru ranks first, with 19.4% of all young children’s deaths caused by accident.

The U.S. ranks 15th in alcohol-related traffic deaths

11 August 2010 Leave a comment

According to data gathered by the World Health Organization in 2008, thirty-eight percent of all traffic fatalities in the United States are alcohol-related, which makes the United States rank fifteenth out of ninety-two countries who reported such data. Palau ranked first, at 100%. However, only three traffic deaths were reported by Palau.

The U.S. ranks 96th in death

12 June 2010 Leave a comment

According to the CIA World Factbook’s 2010 estimate, the annual death rate in the United States is 8.38 out of every 1,000 people, which makes the United States rank ninety-sixth out of 222 ranked countries. Angola ranks first, with a death rate of 23.74 per 1,000. The country with the lowest death rate is the United Arab Emirates.

The U.S. ranks 11th in cancer deaths (female)

20 May 2010 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, in 2009, 144.1 out of every 100,000 American women died of cancer, which makes the United States rank eleventh out of twenty-seven OECD nations ranked in that category. Hungary ranks first with a cancer death rate of 187.4 out of every 100,000 Hungarian woman.