Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Numbers to ponder

According to 4/30/05 Physician's Money Digest (online version lags behind paper version, so no link):


  • 4% of Americans say the opinions of reporters rarely or never influence the news.

  • 50% of all homicides in Chicago are gang-related.

  • There are 8500 Lipitor presctiptions dispensed each hour.

  • 85% of men with erectile dysfunction have not sought drug therapy.

  • 1164 victims of 9/11 remain unidentified.

  • Nevada has been the fastest-growing state in the union for 18 years.

  • 4.7 million Americans are barred from voting due to criminal records.

  • $38.8 billion spent in 2004 by US biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

  • 20% of all electrical energy in the US is generated by nuclear plants.

  • US citizens donate $1600 to charity per year, on average.