Did You Know…

Physician's Money Digest, February15 2004, Volume 11, Issue 3

(New York Post, 2004)

$100,000—Weekly salary for the stars Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick of the Broadway hit The Producers.

(Governing, 2003)

$90,000—Annual salary for a New York City counsel member.

(Health magazine, 2003)

50%—Percentage of Americans who think “being physically fit” is a sign of success.

(Barron's, 2003)

$246 billion—Total annual spending on tobacco products worldwide.

(Barron's, 2003)

$7 billion—Research and development spending by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in 2003.

(US Census Bureau, 2003)

82.6%—Percentage of Americans aged 25 and over who have a high school degree.

(US Transportation Department, 2003)

168,000—Number of flights that take off from US airports every day.

(Outside magazine, 2003)

80,000—Estimated number of years until the next ice age.

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2003)

36,000—Estimated number of annual deaths due to the flu and its complications.

(Hewitt Associates, 2003)

$7009—Estimated average 2004 health insurance premium for a US worker.