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The U.S. ranks 48th in motorcycle helmet use

9 August 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 58% of motorcycle riders in the United States wear helmets, which makes the United States tied with Greece for forty-eighth out of the sixty-four countries who reported such data. Several countries tied for first, with an estimated 100% helmet use: Chile, Micronesia, Norway, Solomon Islands, Switzerland, and Zambia.

The U.S. ranks 55th in rural drinking water

19 January 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, 94% of rural Americans had access to improved drinking water sources, which made the United States tied for fifty-fifth with Guatemala, Micronesia, and Palau in that category. Thirty-one nations tied for first, with 100% access to improved drinking water for their rural populations.