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The U.S. ranks 34th in Children’s Index

23 March 2011 4 comments

According to the Save the Children publication, State of the World’s Mothers 2010, the United States ranks thirty-fourth out of forty-three “more developed countries” in the “Children’s Index”ranking. The top ten countries are:

  1. Sweden
  2. Italy
  3. Germany
  4. France
  5. Austria
  6. Iceland
  7. Japan (tied with Iceland)
  8. Portugal
  9. Luxembourg
  10. Norway (tied with Luxembourg)

The U.S. ranks 11th in televisions

23 November 2010 1 comment

According to the World Bank, 98% of U.S. households had a television in 2005, which makes the United States tied for eleventh with Ireland, Malta, Poland, Latvia, Iceland, Turkey, Netherlands, Hungary, and Lithuania. Greece and Portugal tied for first, both with 100% of households having at least one television.

The U.S. ranks 13th in age of first sex

28 January 2009 7 comments

According to the 2005 Durex Global Sex Survey, the average American has their first sexual experience at 16.9 years of age, which means that it is tied for thirteenth with Portugal and Bulgaria in that category. Iceland ranks first, with an average age of 15.6 years. The global average is 17.3 years.

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The U.S. ranks 34th in maternal survival

26 January 2009 Leave a comment

According to the United Nations Population Fund, the United States has a maternal death rate of 11 for every 100,000 live births, which makes it tied for thirty-fourth (with Bulgaria, Lithuania, and Portugal) in terms of maternal survival rates. Ireland ranks first, with only one maternal death for every 100,000 live births.

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