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The U.S. ranks 44th in health care efficiency

15 December 2014 1 comment

According to Bloomberg.com, the United States has the forty-fourth most efficient health care system out of fifty-one countries ranked in that category. (Efficiency includes life expectancy and health care costs per capita.) The top ten countries in health care efficiency are:

  1. Singapore
  2. Hong Kong
  3. Italy
  4. Japan
  5. South Korea
  6. Australia
  7. Israel
  8. France
  9. United Arab Emirates
  10. United Kingdom

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 89th in Hepatitis B vaccinations

29 August 2011 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, 92% of one-year old children in the U.S. were vaccinated for Hepatitis B in 2009, which makes the United States tied for eighty-ninth in that category with Australia, Burundi, Colombia, Guatemala, North Korea, San Marino, Turkey, Tuvalu, and the United Arab Emirates. Several countries tied for first, with a 99% vaccination rate.

The U.S. ranks 75th in rubella

30 April 2011 2 comments

According to the World Health Organization, there were sixteen cases of rubella reported in the United States in 2008, which is enough to make the United States rank rank seventy-fifth in that category. China ranks first, with 120,354 reported cases of rubella.

The U.S. ranks 20th in childhood obesity rates

4 March 2010 2 comments

According to the World Health Organization, the United States has an obesity rate of 5.6% among children under 5, which made the United States rank 20th out of 92 ranked nations in that category. Albania ranked first, with a childhood obesity rate of 22.4%.

Entry by Dave Bleier.

The U.S. ranks 5th in government spending on health

21 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2005 the United States’ federal government spent $2862 per capita on health, an amount that made the United States rank fifth in that category. Luxembourg ranked first, with a per capita government spending of $5006 when measured in purchasing power parity (PPP).

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The U.S. ranks 191st in tuberculosis rates

21 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2006 the United States had a tuberculosis prevalence rate of 3 per 100,000 population, which made the United States tied for one hundred and ninety first with Iceland (out of 193 countries) in that category. Djibouti ranked first, with a rate of 1300 out of 100,000. Monaco ranked last, with a rate of 2 per 100,000.

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