(USA Today, 2004)
1.7 million â€“Number of bankruptcy filings last year.
(US Census Bureau, 2004)
33%â€“Percentage of all married people who reach their 25th anniversary.
(GE Financial, 2004)
$57,700 â€“Current average cost for a year of nursing home care.
(US Office of Management & Budget, 2004)
30.6%â€“Total US government spending (federal, state, and local) as a percentage of the gross domestic product.
(New York Post, 2004)
32,000 â€“Average number of 911 calls per day in New York City.
$14.4 billion â€“Total annual spending (public and private) on cancer research.
(Harris Poll, 2004)
57%â€“Percentage of US public school teachers who are "very satisfied" with their career.
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2004)
110 million â€“Annual number of US emergency room visits.
(National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2004)
1.5 million â€“Annual number of US arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol.
(Wall Street Journal, 2004)
72%â€“Percentage of all medical malpractice cases that are dropped or decided for the physician.