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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Vital Statistics

Vital statistics on vital matters.

Highest GDP per capita (2016)*
1 Qatar 127,660
2 Luxemborg 104,000
3 Singapore 87,855
4 Brunei 76,900
5 Kuwait 71,890

Lowest GDP per capita (2016)*
1 Central African Republic 650
2 Congo 770
3 Burundi 810
4 Liberia 855
5 Niger 1,110
*PPP

GDP figures are clearly indicative of massive income disparities.


Highest Infant Mortality (2008)*
1 Angola 182.3
2 Sierra Leone 156.5
3 Afghanistan 154.7
4 Liberia 143.9
5 Niger 115.4

Lowest Infant Mortality (2008)*
1 Singapore 2.3
2 Sweden 2.8
3 Japan 2.8
4 Iceland 3.2
5 Macau 3.2
*per 1,000 births

The tragedy of infant mortality and life expectancy figures only make too apparent the scale of change required.


Highest Life Expectancy (2007)
1 Andorra 82.7
2 Japan 82.1
3 San Marino 81.9
4 Singapore 81.9
5 Hong Kong 81.8

Lowest Life Expectancy (2007)
1 Swaziland 32.0
2 Angola 37.9
3 Zambia 38.6
4 Lesotho 40.2
5 Sierra Leone 40.9


Highest Prisoners* (var. years)
1 United States 715
2 Russia 584
3 Belarus 554
4 Palau 523
5 Belize 459
* per 100,000 people

The United States has by far and away the highest number of prisoners per capita.


Highest Murders* (var. years)
1 Colombia 61.8
2 South Africa 49.6
3 Jamaica 32.4
4 Venezuela 31.6
5 Russia 20.2
* per 100,000 people

Highest Suicides* (var. years)
1 Lithuania 38.6
2 Belarus 35.1
3 Russia 30.1
4 Slovenia 26.3
5 Hungary 26.0
* per 100,000 people

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