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The U.S. ranks 105th in STD death rates

14 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2002, an estimated one person out of every million in the United States died of a sexually transmitted disease (excluding HIV/AIDS), which made the United States tied for one-hundred-and-fifth in that category. Sierra Leone ranked first, with an estimated 705 deaths per million people.

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The U.S. ranks 10th in fire deaths

5 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2005, an estimated 3,700 Americans died by fire, which makes the United States rank tenth in that category. India ranks first, with 147,000 death by fire.

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The U.S. ranks 12th in death from respiratory infections

28 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2005, an estimated 60,100 Americans died from respiratory infections, which made the United States rank twelfth in that category. India ranked first, with 1,123,100 deaths from respiratory infections.

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The U.S. ranks 4th in automobile accident deaths

25 April 2009 8 comments

According to the World Health Organization, 45,100 people died in automobile accidents in the United States in 2002, which made the United States rank fourth in that category. China ranked first, with 250,000 automobile accident deaths.

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The U.S. ranks 140th in meningitis deaths

21 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2002, 0.4 Americans per 100,000 populations died from meningitis, a rate that makes the United States tied for one hundred and fortieth (with Gabon, Oman, France, Cape Verde, Poland, Italy, Singapore, and Austria) in that category. Haiti ranked first, with 73.9 deaths per 100,000 population.

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The U.S. ranks 8th in death penalty

10 April 2009 1 comment

According to Amnesty International, in 2008 there were at least 111 people sentenced to death in the United States, which made the United States rank eighth in that category. China ranked first, with at least 7003 people sentenced to death.

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The U.S. ranks 56th in cardiovascular disease deaths

27 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2002 the United States had a cardiovascular disease death rate of 317 per 100,000 people, which made the United States rank fifty-sixth in that category. Ukraine ranked first, with a cardiovascular disease death rate of 1032.4 per 100,000.

All of the top ten countries in this category are in Eastern Europe.

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The U.S. ranks 72nd in death by diarrhea

24 March 2009 5 comments

According to the World Health Organization, in 2002, roughly 1,500 Americans diead of diarrheal illnesses, which made the United States rank seventy-second in that category. India ranked first, with roughly 456,400 diarrheal deaths.

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The U.S. ranks 99th in death by violence

12 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2002, 5.4 out of every 100,000 Americans were killed by violence, a rate that makes the United States rank ninety-ninth in that category. Colombia ranked first, with 72.4 out of every 100,000 Colombians killed by violence.

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The U.S. ranks 135th in death by injury

5 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, there are 47 deaths by injury for every 100,000 Americans, a mortality rate that makes the United States rank one-hundred thirty-fifth in that category. Burundi ranks first, with 301 injury-caused deaths per 100,000 people.

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