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Physician's Money DigestNovember 2007
Volume 14
Issue 11

$190,980—Amount a middleclass family will spend to raise a baby to age 18, not including college. (Newsweek, 2007)

22%—Percentage that liquids make up in the average American's diet. (Bottom Line, 2007)

17.5—Ounces of sugary beverages Americans drink each day. (Bottom Line, 2007)

1.6 million—Number of DVDs Netflix mails out to members on a typical day. (Forbes, 2007)

8 million—Number of Elvis records RCA sold in a 6-day period following Elvis' death. (Mental Floss, 2007)

79%—Percentage of Americans who feel that current American culture makes it hard to exercise regularly and maintain a healthy lifestyle. (International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, 2007)

38%—Percentage of consumers concerned about not being able to pay medical costs associated with a serious illness. (Experian-Gallup Personal Credit Index Survey, 2007)

28%—Percentage of consumers concerned about not being able to pay the medical costs for normal health care. (Experian-Gallup Personal Credit Index Survey, 2007)

$68—Average monthly premium for short-term health coverage for an 18- to 24-year-old. (Money Magazine, 2007)

$10,402—Average cost of repairing a broken leg. (Money Magazine, 2007)

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