Physician's Money Digest, July31 2003, Volume 10, Issue 14

(Harris Poll, 2003)

21%—Percentage of Americans who say they have "seriously considered" suicide.

(Legal Times, 2003)

$80,000—Average educational debt accumulated by law school graduates.


Reports, 2003)

$96—Average veterinarian's bill for a house pet (dog/cat) care visit.

(Centers for Disease Control and

Prevention, 2003)

50%—Percentage of American adults who have been tested for HIV.

(US Surgeon

General's Office, 2003)

60%—Percentage of Americans who are obese or overweight.

(FBI, 2003)

16,107—Number of murders in the United States in 2002.

(US Census Bureau, 2003)

$5240—Amount the average US household spends on food in 1 year.


Energy Department, 2003)

$1.52—Average national price today for a gallon of gasoline.

(Harris Poll, 2003)

85%—Percentage of Americans who think supermarkets do a good job of serving their customers.

(Harris Poll, 2003)

30%—Percentage of Americans who think managed care companies do a good job of serving their customers.