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Statistics Of Shame (page 5 of 5)

Statistics of Total GDP by Order of Wealth
Statistics of GDP per Capita
Statistics of Military Expenditure Total
Statistics of Military Expenditure GDP
Statistics of External Debt
Statistics of National Budget
Statistics of Population Total
Statistics of Population Growth
Statistics of Life Expectancy
Statistics of Population Below Poverty Line

Life Expectancy

Rank  Country  Life expectancy at birth(years)  Date of Information
1  Andorra 83.49  2003 est.
2  Macau 81.87  2003 est.
3  San Marino 81.43  2003 est.
4  Japan 80.93  2003 est.
5  Singapore 80.42  2003 est.
6  Australia 80.13  2003 est.
7  Guernsey 80.04  2003 est.
8  Switzerland 79.99  2003 est.
9  Sweden 79.97  2003 est.
10  Hong Kong 79.93  2003 est.
11  Canada 79.83  2003 est.
12  Iceland 79.8  2003 est.
13  Cayman Islands 79.67  2003 est.
14  Italy 79.4  2003 est.
15  Gibraltar 79.38  2003 est.
16  France 79.28  2003 est.
17  Monaco 79.27  2003 est.
18  Liechtenstein 79.25  2003 est.
19  Spain 79.23  2003 est.
20  Norway 79.09  2003 est.
21  Israel 79.02  2003 est.
22  Jersey 78.93  2003 est.
23  Faroe Islands 78.9  2003 est.
24  Greece 78.89  2003 est.
25  Aruba 78.83  2003 est.
26  Netherlands 78.74  2003 est.
27  Martinique 78.72  2003 est.
28  Virgin Islands 78.59  2003 est.
29  Malta 78.43  2003 est.
30  Germany 78.42  2003 est.
31  Montserrat 78.36  2003 est.
32  New Zealand 78.32  2003 est.
33  Belgium 78.29  2003 est.
34  Guam 78.27  2003 est.
35  Austria 78.17  2003 est.
36  United Kingdom 78.16  2003 est.
37  Saint Pierre and Miquelon 78.11  2003 est.
38  Man, Isle of 77.98  2003 est.
39  Finland 77.92  2003 est.
40  Jordan 77.88  2003 est.
41  Luxembourg 77.66  2003 est.
42  Guadeloupe 77.53  2003 est.
43  Bermuda 77.41  2003 est.
44  Saint Helena 77.38  2003 est.
45  Ireland 77.35  2003 est.
46  Cyprus 77.27  2003 est.
47  Puerto Rico 77.26  2003 est.
48  United States 77.14  2003 est.
49  Denmark 77.1  2003 est.
50  Taiwan 76.87  2003 est.
51  Cuba 76.8  2003 est.
52  Anguilla 76.7  2003 est.
53  French Guiana 76.69  2003 est.
54  Kuwait 76.65  2003 est.
55  Costa Rica 76.43  2003 est.
56  Chile 76.35  2003 est.
57  Portugal 76.35  2003 est.
58  Northern Mariana Islands 76.16  2003 est.
59  Libya 76.07  2003 est.
60  British Virgin Islands 76.06  2003 est.
61  Uruguay 75.87  2003 est.
62  Jamaica 75.85  2003 est.
63  American Samoa 75.75  2003 est.
64  Slovenia 75.51  2003 est.
65  Argentina 75.48  2003 est.
66  French Polynesia 75.45  2003 est.
67  Netherlands Antilles 75.38  2003 est.
68  Korea, South 75.36  2003 est.
69  Czech Republic 75.18  2003 est.
70  United Arab Emirates 74.75  2003 est.
71  Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of 74.49  2003 est.
72  Slovakia 74.43  2003 est.
73  Paraguay 74.4  2003 est.
74  Tunisia 74.4  2003 est.
75  Croatia 74.37  2003 est.
76  Brunei 74.3  2003 est.
77  Dominica 74.12  2003 est.
78  Turks and Caicos Islands 74  2003 est.
79  Serbia and Montenegro 73.97  2003 est.
80  Poland 73.91  2003 est.
81  Venezuela 73.81  2003 est.
82  Bahrain 73.72  2003 est.
83  New Caledonia 73.52  2003 est.
84  Reunion 73.43  2003 est.
85  Qatar 73.14  2003 est.
86  Saint Lucia 73.08  2003 est.
87  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 73.08  2003 est.
88  West Bank 72.68  2003 est.
89  Sri Lanka 72.62  2003 est.
90  Oman 72.58  2003 est.
91  Albania 72.37  2003 est.
92  Panama 72.32  2003 est.
93  Mexico 72.3  2003 est.
94  Bosnia and Herzegovina 72.29  2003 est.
95  China 72.22  2003 est.
96  Hungary 72.17  2003 est.
97  Solomon Islands 72.1  2003 est.
98  Lebanon 72.07  2003 est.
99  Ecuador 71.89  2003 est.
100  Barbados 71.84  2003 est.
101  Bulgaria 71.8  2003 est.
102  Turkey 71.8  2003 est.
103  Mauritius 71.8  2003 est.
104  Malaysia 71.67  2003 est.
105  Saint Kitts and Nevis 71.57  2003 est.
106  Gaza Strip 71.4  2003 est.
107  Antigua and Barbuda 71.31  2003 est.
108  Seychelles 71.25  2003 est.
109  Thailand 71.24  2003 est.
110  Colombia 71.14  2003 est.
111  Brazil 71.13  2003 est.
112  Peru 70.88  2003 est.
113  Korea, North 70.79  2003 est.
114  El Salvador 70.62  2003 est.
115  Romania 70.62  2003 est.
116  Algeria 70.54  2003 est.
117  Egypt 70.41  2003 est.
118  Estonia 70.31  2003 est.
119  Samoa 70.11  2003 est.
120  Vietnam 70.05  2003 est.
121  Morocco 70.04  2003 est.
122  Cape Verde 69.83  2003 est.
123  Nicaragua 69.68  2003 est.
124  Lithuania 69.6  2003 est.
125  Trinidad and Tobago 69.59  2003 est.
126  Palau 69.5  2003 est.
127  Marshall Islands 69.39  2003 est.
128  Syria 69.39  2003 est.
129  Iran 69.35  2003 est.
130  Latvia 69.31  2003 est.
131  Philippines 69.29  2003 est.
132  Suriname 69.23  2003 est.
133  Micronesia, Federated States of 69.13  2003 est.
134  Greenland 69  2003 est.
135  Indonesia 68.94  2003 est.
136  Fiji 68.88  2003 est.
137  Tonga 68.88  2003 est.
138  Saudi Arabia 68.73  2003 est.
139  Belarus 68.43  2003 est.
140  Dominican Republic 67.96  2003 est.
141  Iraq 67.81  2003 est.
142  Russia 67.66  2003 est.
143  Belize 67.36  2003 est.
144  Tuvalu 67.32  2003 est.
145  Armenia 66.68  2003 est.
146  Honduras 66.65  2003 est.
147  Ukraine 66.5  2003 est.
148  Sao Tome and Principe 66.28  2003 est.
149  Bahamas, The 65.71  2003 est.
150  Guatemala 65.23  2003 est.
151  East Timor 65.2  2003 est.
152  Moldova 64.88  2003 est.
153  Bolivia 64.78  2003 est.
154  Georgia 64.76  2003 est.
155  Grenada 64.52  2003 est.
156  Tajikistan 64.37  2003 est.
157  Papua New Guinea 64.19  2003 est.
158  Uzbekistan 64  2003 est.
159  World 63.95  2003 est.
160  Mongolia 63.81  2003 est.
161  Kyrgyzstan 63.66  2003 est.
162  India 63.62  2003 est.
163  Kazakhstan 63.48  2003 est.
164  Maldives 63.3  2003 est.
165  Azerbaijan 63.16  2003 est.
166  Guyana 63.09  2003 est.
167  Pakistan 62.2  2003 est.
168  Nauru 61.95  2003 est.
169  Vanuatu 61.71  2003 est.
170  Bangladesh 61.33  2003 est.
171  Turkmenistan 61.19  2003 est.
172  Comoros 61.18  2003 est.
173  Yemen 60.97  2003 est.
174  Kiribati 60.93  2003 est.
175  Mayotte 60.6  2003 est.
176  Nepal 59  2003 est.
177  Cambodia 57.92  2003 est.
178  Sudan 57.73  2003 est.
179  Gabon 57.12  2003 est.
180  Ghana 56.53  2003 est.
181  Senegal 56.37  2003 est.
182  Madagascar 56.14  2003 est.
183  Burma 55.79  2003 est.
184  Equatorial Guinea 54.75  2003 est.
185  Gambia, The 54.38  2003 est.
186  Laos 54.3  2003 est.
187  Bhutan 53.58  2003 est.
188  Togo 53.43  2003 est.
189  Eritrea 53.18  2003 est.
190  Mauritania 51.93  2003 est.
191  Haiti 51.61  2003 est.
192  Benin 51.08  2003 est.
193  Nigeria 51.01  2003 est.
194  Congo, Republic of the 50.02  2003 est.
195  Guinea 49.54  2003 est.
196  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 48.93  2003 est.
197  Chad 48.51  2003 est.
198  Liberia 48.15  2003 est.
199  Cameroon 48.05  2003 est.
200  Somalia 47.34  2003 est.
201  Afghanistan 46.97  2003 est.
202  Guinea-Bissau 46.97  2003 est.
203  South Africa 46.56  2003 est.
204  Mali 45.43  2003 est.
205  Kenya 45.22  2003 est.
206  Uganda 44.88  2003 est.
207  Tanzania 44.56  2003 est.
208  Burkina Faso 44.46  2003 est.
209  Burundi 43.2  2003 est.
210  Djibouti 43.13  2003 est.
211  Sierra Leone 42.84  2003 est.
212  Namibia 42.77  2003 est.
213  Cote d'Ivoire 42.65  2003 est.
214  Niger 42.21  2003 est.
215  Central African Republic 41.71  2003 est.
216  Ethiopia 41.24  2003 est.
217  Swaziland 39.47  2003 est.
218  Rwanda 39.33  2003 est.
219  Zimbabwe 39.01  2003 est.
220  Malawi 37.98  2003 est.
221  Angola 36.96  2003 est.
222  Lesotho 36.94  2003 est.
223  Zambia 35.25  2003 est.
224  Botswana 32.26  2003 est.
225  Mozambique 31.3  2003 est.

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Population Below Poverty Line

Country  Population below poverty line (%)
Afghanistan  NA% 
Albania  30% (2001 est.) 
Algeria  23% (1999 est.) 
American Samoa  NA% 
Andorra  NA% 
Angola  NA% 
Anguilla  NA% 
Antigua and Barbuda  NA% 
Argentina  37% (2001 est.) 
Armenia  50% (2002 est.) 
Aruba  NA% 
Australia  NA% 
Austria  NA% 
Azerbaijan  49% (2002 est.) 
Bahamas, The  NA% 
Bahrain  NA% 
Bangladesh  35.6% (FY95 est.) 
Barbados  NA% 
Belarus  22% (1995 est.) 
Belgium  4%
Belize  33% (1999 est.) 
Benin  37% (2001 est.) 
Bermuda  NA% 
Bhutan  NA% 
Bolivia  70% (1999 est.) 
Bosnia and Herzegovina  NA% 
Botswana  47%
Brazil  22% (1998 est.) 
British Virgin Islands  NA% 
Brunei  NA% 
Bulgaria  12.6% (2001 est.) 
Burkina Faso  45% (2001 est.) 
Burma  25% (2000 est.) 
Burundi  70% (2002 est.) 
Cambodia  36% (1997 est.) 
Cameroon  48% (2000 est.) 
Canada  NA% 
Cape Verde  30% (2000) 
Cayman Islands  NA% 
Central African Republic  NA% 
Chad  80% (2001 est.) 
Chile  21% (1998 est.) 
China  10% (2001 est.) 
Christmas Island  NA% 
Cocos (Keeling) Islands  NA% 
Colombia  55% (2001) 
Comoros  60% (2002 est.) 
Congo, Democratic Republic of the  NA% 
Congo, Republic of the  NA% 
Cook Islands  NA% 
Costa Rica  20.6% (1999 est.) 
Cote d'Ivoire  37% (1995) 
Croatia NA% 
Cuba  NA% 
Cyprus  NA% 
Czech Republic  NA% 
Denmark  NA% 
Djibouti  50% (2001 est.) 
Dominica  30% (2002 est.) 
Dominican Republic  25%
East Timor  42% (2002 est.) 
Ecuador  70% (2001 est.) 
Egypt  22.9% (FY95 est.) 
El Salvador  48% (1999 est.) 
Equatorial Guinea  NA% 
Eritrea  53% (1993/94) 
Estonia  NA% (2000) 
Ethiopia  45% (2002 est.) 
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)  NA% 
Faroe Islands  NA% 
Fiji  25.5% (1990-91) 
Finland  NA% 
France  6.4% (1999) 
French Guiana  NA% 
French Polynesia  NA% 
Gabon  NA% 
Gambia, The  NA% 
Gaza Strip  60% (2002 est.) 
Georgia  54% (2001 est.) 
Germany  NA% 
Ghana  31.4% (1992 est.) 
Gibraltar  NA% 
Greece  NA% 
Greenland  NA% 
Grenada  32% (2000) 
Guadeloupe  NA% 
Guam  23% (2001 est.) 
Guatemala  75% (2002 est.) 
Guernsey  NA% 
Guinea  40% (1994 est.) 
Guinea-Bissau  NA% 
Guyana  NA% 
Haiti  80% (2002 est.) 
Holy See (Vatican City)  NA% 
Honduras  53% (1993 est.) 
Hong Kong  NA% 
Hungary  8.6% (1993 est.) 
Iceland  NA% 
India  25% (2002 est.) 
Indonesia  27% (1999) 
Iran  40% (2002 est.) 
Iraq  NA 
Ireland  10% (1997 est.) 
Israel  18% (2001 est.) 
Italy  NA% 
Jamaica  34.2% (1992 est.) 
Japan  NA% 
Jersey  NA% 
Jordan  30% (2001 est.) 
Kazakhstan  26% (2001 est.) 
Kenya  50% (2000 est.) 
Kiribati  NA% 
Korea, North  NA% 
Korea, South  4% (2001 est.) 
Kuwait  NA% 
Kyrgyzstan  55% (2001 est.) 
Laos  40% (2002 est.) 
Latvia  NA% 
Lebanon  28% (1999 est.) 
Lesotho  49% (1999) 
Liberia  80%
Libya  NA% 
Liechtenstein  NA% 
Lithuania  NA% 
Luxembourg  NA% 
Macau  NA% 
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of  24% (2001 est.) 
Madagascar  71% (1999 est.) 
Malawi  54% (FY90 est.) 
Malaysia  8% (1998 est.) 
Maldives  NA% 
Mali  64% average; 30% of the total population living in urban areas; 70% of the total population living in rural areas) (2001 est.) 
Malta  NA% 
Man, Isle of  NA% 
Marshall Islands  NA% 
Martinique  NA% 
Mauritania  50% (2001 est.) 
Mauritius  10% (2001 est.) 
Mayotte  NA% 
Mexico  40% (2001 est.) 
Micronesia, Federated States of  26.70%
Moldova  80% (2001 est.) 
Monaco  NA% 
Mongolia  36% (2001 est.) 
Montserrat  NA% 
Morocco  19% (1999 est.) 
Mozambique  70% (2001 est.) 
Namibia  50% (2002 est.) 
Nauru  NA% 
Nepal  42% (1995-96) 
Netherlands  NA% 
Netherlands Antilles  NA% 
New Caledonia  NA% 
New Zealand  NA% 
Nicaragua  50% (2001 est.) 
Niger  63% (1993 est.) 
Nigeria  60% (2000 est.) 
Niue  NA% 
Norfolk Island  NA% 
Northern Mariana Islands  NA% 
Norway  NA% 
Oman  NA% 
Pakistan  35% (2001 est.) 
Palau  NA% 
Panama  37% (1999 est.) 
Papua New Guinea  37% (2002 est.) 
Paraguay  36% (2001 est.) 
Peru  50% (2000 est.) 
Philippines  40% (2001 est.) 
Pitcairn Islands  NA% 
Poland  18.4% (2000 est.) 
Portugal  NA% 
Puerto Rico  NA% 
Qatar  NA% 
Reunion  NA% 
Romania  44.5% (2000) 
Russia  25% (2002 est.) 
Rwanda  60% (2001 est.) 
Saint Helena  NA% 
Saint Kitts and Nevis  NA% 
Saint Lucia  NA% 
Saint Pierre and Miquelon  NA% 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  NA% 
Samoa  NA% 
San Marino  NA% 
Sao Tome and Principe  NA% 
Saudi Arabia  NA% 
Senegal  54% (2001 est.) 
Serbia and Montenegro  30%
Seychelles  NA% 
Sierra Leone  68% (1989 est.) 
Singapore  NA% 
Slovakia  NA% 
Slovenia  NA% 
Solomon Islands  NA% 
Somalia  NA% 
South Africa  50% (2000 est.) 
Spain  NA% 
Sri Lanka  22% (1997 est.) 
Sudan  NA% 
Suriname  70% (2002 est.) 
Svalbard  NA% 
Swaziland  40% (1995) 
Sweden  NA% 
Switzerland  NA% 
Syria  15%-25%
Taiwan  1% (2000 est.) 
Tajikistan  60% (2001 est.) 
Tanzania  36% (2002 est.) 
Thailand  12.5% (1998 est.) 
Togo  32% (1989 est.) 
Tokelau  NA% 
Tonga  NA% 
Trinidad and Tobago  21% (1992 est.) 
Tunisia  6% (2000 est.) 
Turkey  NA% 
Turkmenistan  34.4% (2001 est.) 
Turks and Caicos Islands  NA% 
Tuvalu  NA% 
Uganda  35% (2001 est.) 
Ukraine  29% (2001 est.) 
United Arab Emirates  NA% 
United Kingdom  17%
United States  12.7% (2001 est.) 
Uruguay  6% (1997)
Uzbekistan NA% 
Vanuatu  NA% 
Venezuela  47% (1998 est.) 
Vietnam  37% (1998 est.) 
Virgin Islands  NA% 
Wallis and Futuna  NA% 
West Bank  60% (2002 est.) 
Western Sahara  NA% 
Yemen  NA 
Zambia  86% (1993) 
Zimbabwe  70% (2002 est.) 

The two tables above are a disgrace. If our future descendants are watching, from which ever planet in the Cosmos they may be living on, they must be ashamed to call themselves human beings and be related to the people who can change it, but haven't or won't.

The above statistics were taken from the CIA World Factbook 2003.

Help! Our Baby has fallen into the swimming pool

Everyone would agree that if a baby fell into a public swimming pool, a rescue attempt should be made to save its life. But while it's drowning...

Life Guard            Drowning

Would everyone point at everyone else and say "you jump in"?

Would there be a big debate as to why the parents were at fault?

Would the lifeguards be blamed for not stopping the accident?

Would lawyers think about the legal implications for what is happening prior to allowing a rescue attempt?

Would the swimming pool rules be changed first?

Would the fact that the swimming pool was a bit cold make a difference?

Would the fact all the people are on their way to a hairdresser convention make a difference?

Would the fact a business appointment will be delayed make a difference?

Would the local or national government be blamed for mismanaging swimming pools?

Would the local pious religious clerics point to mixed sex bathing being the root cause of the problem which had to be addressed before ANY rescue attempt?

Would God be blamed for allowing the tragedy or not designing water babies properly?

The baby in my example is the poorest quarter of the human race. I direct everyone who can swim jumps in NOW for three reasons: firstly, it's the right thing to do, secondly most people will feel happy inside for even trying, and thirdly… the baby may grow up and return the favour by saving the life of its rescuer.

Let's save the baby's life now and deal with the questions later. Specifically one that is not on the list above: How will such accidents be stopped from happening in the future?

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