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Rank of Norway on the United Nations Human Development Index (2003)
1
Rank of United States
10
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Rank of Cuba
52
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Rank of Japan in life expectancy at birth in 2003 (82.0 years)
1
Rank of United States (77.4 years)
29
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Rank of Cuba (77.3 years)
30
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Rank of Bahrain in share of one-year-olds immunized against measles in 2003 (100 percent)
1
Rank of Cuba (and 23 other countries) (99 percent)
29
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Rank of United States (93 percent)
70
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Rank of United States in per-capita spending on health care in 2002 ($5,274/person)
1
Rank of Switzerland ($3,446/person)
29
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Rank of Cuba ($236/person)
97
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Rank of Cuba in spending on public education as share of GDP in 2000–02 (18.7 percent)
1
Rank of United States (5.7 percent)
30
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Rank of Russian Federation in value of arms exports, 2004 ($6.2 billion)
1
Rank of United States ($5.5 billion)
2
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Sources: United Nations, Human Development Report 2005.