International rankings of the United States

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The following are links to international rankings of the United States




As of 2017, the United States life expectancy is 79.8 years at birth, ranking 42nd among 224 nations.[7]

As of 2015, Maternal Mortality Ratio is 46th out of the countries ranked. (See Maternal mortality in the United States.)

Among wealthy nations, a study on 2016 data found the United States ranked first for child deaths by automobile accident and firearm, with overall child mortality 57% higher in the U.S. than other high-income countries. Though traffic deaths were decreasing, they were 5 times the rate in England and Wales; firearms deaths were increasing from a rate 100 times that in England and Wales.[8]




  1. ^ World Economic Forum 2014–2015 Global Competitiveness Report
  2. ^ The Economist The lottery of life: Where to be born in 2013 Published: Nov 21, 2012
  3. ^ World Economic Forum 2014 Global Enabling Trade Report
  4. ^ The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal 2015 Index of Economic Freedom (XLS)
  5. ^ 2013 Annual Report (PDF)
  6. ^ PISA Data Explorer
  7. ^ "Country Comparison: Life Expectancy at Birth". The World Factbook. CIA.
  8. ^ Study: Kids More Likely To Die From Cars And Guns In U.S. Than Elsewhere
  9. ^ "2015Global Peace Index" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21. Retrieved 2015-08-18.
  10. ^ Transparency International 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index
  11. ^ Reporters Without Borders 2018 Press Freedom Index Archived 2014-02-14 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Economist Intelligence Unit 2016 Democracy Index Archived 2017-02-24 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ World Justice Project