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Lifestyle Stats: compare key data on China & United States

Definitions

  • Amateur radio operators: International Amateur Radio Union (2000). "Status Summary of Radio Amateurs & Amateur Stations of the World 2000".
  • Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Carbohydrates: Grams of carbohydrates in a McDonald's Big Mac in each country. Results are from the McDonald's website in each country.
  • Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Energy: Amount of kilocalories in a McDonald's Big Mac in each county. Results are from the McDonald's website for each county.
  • Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Fat:

    Grams of fat in a McDonald's Big Mac in each country. Results are from the McDonald's website for each country.

  • Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Protein: Grams of protein in a McDonald's Big Mac in each country. Results are from the McDonald's website for each country.
  • Food and drink > Exports: Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels)."
  • Food and drink > Pork > Consumption per capita: Measures taken in 1997 and based on carcass weight. Selected Nations only.
  • Food and drink > Subway resturants: Number of Subway resturants by country
  • Food and drink > Subway resturants per million: Number of Subway resturants by country. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Happiness level > Very happy: Proportion of people who answered the survey question: "Taking all things together, would you say you are: very happy, quite happy, not very happy, or not at all happy?" by stating that they were "Very happy".
  • Happiness net: This statistic is compiled from responses to the survey question: "Taking all things together, would you say you are: very happy, quite happy, not very happy, or not at all happy?". The "Happiness (net)" statistic was obtained via the following formula: the percentage of people who rated themselves as either "quite happy" or "very happy" minus the percentage of people who rated themselves as either "not very happy" or "not at all happy".
  • Life satisfaction inequality: This data is indicative of how much citizens differ in enjoyment of their life-as-a-whole.Life-satisfaction assessed by means of surveys in samples of the general population. Scores may be too low in some countries, due to under sampling of rural and illiterate population. In this ranking the focus is not on the level of happiness in the country, but on inequality in happiness among citizens.Inequality in happiness can be measured by the dispersion of responses to survey-questions. The degree of dispersion can be expressed statistically in the standard deviation and surveys items rated on a 10 step numerical scale are particularly usefull for that purpose. Most scores are based on responses to the following question: "All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole now? 1 dissatisfied to10 satisfied".
  • Quality of life index: Quality of Life Index is an estimation of overall quality of life by using empirical formula (the formula is an our opinion and it's based on experiments). The actual formula might be changed. Currently, we put the highest weight to pollution - if the environment is polluted too much, the economy or safety cannot fulfill it. We put the second highest importance to safety, since it is more important to feel safe rather than wealthy, in our opinion. etc. The number 65 is added so that the numbers are in such range so it rarely goes under zero (65 is a range modifier).
  • Roller coasters: Number of roller coasters in each country. Includes both wooden and steel constructions.
  • Roller coasters per million: Number of roller coasters in each country. Includes both wooden and steel constructions. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Food and drink > Beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing: Value added in manufacturing is the sum of gross output less the value of intermediate inputs used in production for industries classified in ISIC major division 3. Food, beverages, and tobacco comprise ISIC division 31.
  • Food and drink > Imports > % of merchandise imports: Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels)."
  • Food and drink > Exports > % of merchandise > Exports: Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels).
STAT China United States HISTORY
Amateur radio operators 800
Ranked 21st.
679,864
Ranked 2nd. 850 times more than China
Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Carbohydrates 46 g
Ranked 2nd. The same as United States
46 g
Ranked 1st.
Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Energy 520 kcal
Ranked 6th.
550 kcal
Ranked 2nd. 6% more than China
Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Fat 26 g
Ranked 23th.
29 g
Ranked 3rd. 12% more than China
Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Protein 26
Ranked 31st. 4% more than United States
25
Ranked 35th.
Food and drink > Exports 2.94
Ranked 108th.
10.24
Ranked 72nd. 3 times more than China

Food and drink > Pork > Consumption per capita 75
Ranked 9th. 19% more than United States
62.8
Ranked 12th.
Food and drink > Subway resturants 47
Ranked 13th.
19,467
Ranked 1st. 414 times more than China
Food and drink > Subway resturants per million 0.0358
Ranked 74th.
65.24
Ranked 4th. 1820 times more than China
Happiness level > Very happy 25%
Ranked 23th.
39%
Ranked 8th. 56% more than China
Happiness net 49%
Ranked 29th.
84%
Ranked 14th. 71% more than China
Life satisfaction inequality 2.6
Ranked 33th. 24% more than United States
2.1
Ranked 73th.
Quality of life index 26.06
Ranked 61st.
191.27
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than China
Roller coasters 60
Ranked 6th.
624
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than China
Roller coasters per million 0.0458
Ranked 64th.
2.09
Ranked 10th. 46 times more than China
Food and drink > Beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 13.21%
Ranked 55th. 9% more than United States
12.09%
Ranked 61st.

Food and drink > Imports > % of merchandise imports 4.92%
Ranked 113th.
5.45%
Ranked 110th. 11% more than China

Food and drink > Exports > % of merchandise > Exports 3.23%
Ranked 93th.
6.85%
Ranked 72nd. 2 times more than China

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Amateur radio operator; Wikipedia>Big Mac; Wikipedia>Big Mac ; Wikipedia> Big Mac; World Bank staff estimates from the Comtrade database maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division.; USDA Census of Agriculture; Subway, 2006.; Subway, 2006. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Values Survey 2005; World Database of Happiness, Happiness in Nations, Rank Report 2004/3b. Equality of  happiness in 90 nations 1990-2000. How much citizens differ in enjoyment of their life as a whole; quality of life; The Roller Coaster Database, 2006.; The Roller Coaster Database, 2006. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Development Indicators database

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