Posts Tagged ‘Seychelles’

The U.S. ranks 72nd in girls going to grade school

10 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization’s 2010 World Health Statistics, between 2000 and 2009, the United States had a net enrollment rate for girls in primary school of 92%, which makes the United States tied for seventy-second with several other countries, including the Bahamas, Brazil, Egypt, Latvia, Nicaragua, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Slovakia, Syria, and Turkey. Several countries tied for first, at 100% enrollment. Among these are Canada, Greece, Seychelles, Spain, and Sri Lanka.

One country, Afghanistan, reported 0% of girls attending primary school.

The U.S. ranks 6th in major assaults

29 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to data collected in crime trends surveys conducted between 1998 and 2006 by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, the United States ranks sixth in per capita recorded major assaults. The Seychelles rank first.


The U.S. ranks 35th in animal fat

27 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Americans eat six kilograms of animal fat per person per year, enough to make the  United States tied for thirty-fifth in that category, along with Australia, the Bahamas, Fiji, Samoa, and the Seychelles. Hungary ranked first, consuming twenty-seven kilograms of animal fat per person per year.


The U.S. ranks 16th in life satisfaction

27 January 2009 1 comment

According to the Happy Planet Index, the United States is tied for sixteenth (with Antigua and Barbuda, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Seychelles, St. Kitts and Nevis, the United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, and Venezuala) in terms of life satisfaction. Denmark and Switzerland are tied for first.