Physician's Money Digest, June30 2003, Volume 10, Issue 12

(Merritt, Hawkins

& Associates, 2003)

24%—Percentage of final-year resident physicians who would choose a different career.

(Reuters, 2003)

70%—Percentage of US motorists who say they occasionally exceed speed limits.

(Gallup Poll, 2003)

36%—Percentage of Americans who trust the media to get the facts straight.


Census Bureau, 2003)

18.6%—Percentage of US citizens age 65 or older in the workforce.

(Harris Poll, 2003)

58%—Percentage of high school students who get less than 8 hours of sleep per night.

(Chronicle of Higher

Education, 2003)

52%—Percentage of Americans who think a college degree is "essential" to success.

(Time, 2003)

5.4%—Percentage of registered nurses who are men.



18—Average life expectancy in years of a 65-year-old American.

Air Force One

(Newsday, 2003)

192,500—Total miles traveled by US presidential jet in 2002.

(US Department of

Transportation, 2003)

1.2—Average distance in miles that a person in the United States walks for exercise.