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U.S. population (June 2005 est.): 295,734,134
Above number as a percentage of world population: 4%
U.S. Gross Domestic Product, 2004: 11.75 trillion dollars
U.S. Gross Domestic Product, 2004, per capita: 40,100 dollars
U.S. Government budget revenues, 2004: 1.862 trillion dollars
U.S. Government budget expenditures, 2004: 2.338 trillion dollars
U.S. Government budget deficit, 2004: 476 billion dollars
U.S. household income or consumption by percentage share: poorest 10% of population: 1.8%
U.S. household income or consumption by percentage share: richest 10% of population: 30.5%
U.S. Exports (2004 est.): 795 billion dollars
U.S. Imports (2004 est.): 1.476 trillion dollars
U.S. Current account balance / trade deficit (2004 est.): -646.5 billion dollars
U.S. Debt - external (2001 est.): $1.4 trillion dollars

U.S. oil consumption, per person per day: 3.71 gallons
Percentage of world oil production consumed by the U.S.: 25%
Percentage of world oil production going into U.S. cars: 16%
Percentage of world carbon dioxide emissions emitted by the U.S.: 25%
U.S. annual carbon dioxide release per person: 40,000 pounds
U.S. air pollution percentage contributed by motor vehicles: 56%
Average gasoline consumption of Amercian cars and trucks (fleet average mileage), 2005: 20 mpg
Average gasoline consumption of Amercian cars and trucks (fleet average mileage), 1987: 26.2 mpg

U.S. military expenditures (FY05 est.): 420.7 billion dollars
U.S. military expenditures (FY06 est.): 441.6 billion dollars
U.S. military expenditures as a percentage of total discretionary spending: 51.6%
Not included in above totals: funding for Afghan and Iraq wars (49.1 billion dollars)
Also not included in above totals: funding for Homeland Security (41.1 billion dollars)
Military expenditures as % of total discretionary spending when Afghan/Iraq wars and Homeland Security included: 62.5%
Next two largest budget items: education (60 billion dollars) and health (51 billion dollars)
Next largest military budget: Russia 65.0 billion dollars (2004)
Next largest military budget: China 47.0 billion dollars (2004)
Next largest military budget: Japan 42.6 billion dollars (2004)
Next largest military budget: UK 38.4 billion dollars (2004)
Next largest military budget: France 29.5 billion dollars (2004)
Total U.S. military expenditure equals sum of the following number of next biggest-spending countries, including those listed above: 14 (2004)
U.S. Military expenditures, per minute (2001): 589,802 dollars
U.S. Military expenditures, per capita (2005): 1,728 dollars
Number of U.S. military bases in other countries: 725
Percentage of worldwide arms sales by the U.S.: 40%

Percentage of U.S. population considered obese (more than 30 lbs. overweight): 28%
Percentage of U.S. population considered morbidly obese (more than 100 lbs. overweight): 6.1%
Increase in Type II diabetes (usually obesity-related) amongst American adults 30-40 years old since 1990: 76%
Percentage of American children living in poverty: 22%
Prevalence of malnutrition amongst Filipino children under age five: 34%