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The U.S. ranks 45th in measles

30 January 2011 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2008 there were 140 cases of measles in the United States, which makes the United States tied for forty-fifth with Zambia out of one hundred eighty three countries ranked in that category. China ranks first, with 131,411 cases of measles.

 

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 41st in protected areas

22 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, as of 2004, 8.4% of the total land area in the United States was designated as a protected area, a percentage that makes the United States tied for forty-first with Japan and Zambia. Venezuela ranked first, with 34.2% of the land protected.

For the planet as a whole, 6.1% of the land is protected.

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