As a New Zealander I’m aware that NZ has a lot of bad stats too.In fact it was while looking into NZ heath stats that I decided to post this page.One out of every seven Americans has at least 10 credit cards. Americans purchase, on average, 64 items of clothing per person each year. More people have been diagnosed with mental disorders in the United States than in any other nation on earth.There are 313 million people living in the United States. There are 19 million new cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States every single year.There are more car thefts in the United States than anywhere else in the world by far There are more school shootings in America than anywhere else in the world.
On average, a hospital delivery costs US,775 – or US,041 for a Cesarean There are more guns in the U. than there are people: The rate of private gun ownership in the U. was tabulated at 101.05 firearms per 100 individuals.I hope things turn around, but it needs to be fast, and I figure exposing some of the bollocks might help that.As pretty much everything on this page is negative apart from the picture of wonder woman in her hot pants, I’ll kick things off on a more positive note with a few of my favourite American achievements: Awesome movies like “The Matrix” (1999) and “Flying High” (1980) Life changing books like “Catch 22” (1953) and “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” (1974) Brilliant albums like “LA Woman” (1971) and “Nevermind” (1991) Styling cars like the Corvette Stingray (1968) and the Plymouth Hemi Cuda (1971) Cutting edge bicycles like the Specialized Stumpjumper (1981) and the Merlin Titanium (1993) I didn’t really start out intending to make this point, but after listing a few of my favourite things, I then added dates and realised they are all from last century…America has the highest percentage of one person households.There are 747,408 registered sex offenders in the U. Americans spend more money on elections than anyone else does in the world by a wide margin More is spent on prescription drug advertising in America than anywhere else in the world.The United States has the most laws of any country.In the UK, an average of about US,500 is spent on healthcare per person each year. Norway imprisons 71 out of 100,000, Japan jails 54, and Iceland locks up 47 out of 100,000. is the leader in the amount of energy use per person.Doctors in the United States write more than 250 million prescriptions for antidepressants each year.Prescription painkillers kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined.One in four children in America grow up without learning how to read.85% of the juveniles who face trial in the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate, and more than 60% of all American prison inmates are functionally illiterate There are only three countries that don’t give new mothers any paid time off work.