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.The United States leads the world in credit card fraud.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.66 percent of all Americans are considered to be overweight. Americans watch 4 hours and 42 minutes of television PER DAY on average In 2011, the US trade deficit with China was more than 49,000 times larger than it was in 1985.The United States puts a higher percentage of its population in prison than any other nation on earth does. The United States has a teen pregnancy rate of 22 percent – the highest in the world. There are more unemployed workers in the United States than there are people living in the entire nation of Greece.70 percent of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug.
Prescription painkillers kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined.
In the USA, an average of US,500 is spent on healthcare per person each year. Americans account for 19 percent of global energy consumption (with less than 5% of the world’s population). America is the most expensive place on earth to have a baby.
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.
Pick any year since 1776 and there is a 91% chance that America was involved in a war during that year. adults are working in jobs that pay poverty-level wages.
60 percent of Americans report feeling “angry or irritable”. Americans spend more time sitting in traffic than anyone else in the world.
NZ has some appalling health stats, and in many cases is the second worst developed nation, invariably behind America. citizen drinks more than 200 litres of soft drink each year.