Numbers: Feb. 28, 2005

57% Increase in the percentage of annual deaths in South Africa from 1997 to 2003, attributed mostly to AIDS

77 to 100 Ratio of male-to-female deaths in the 25-to-29 age group in 2003, a reversal of the 1997 ratio in which 149 men died for every 100 women

157,281 Number of illegal immigrants deported from the U.S. in 2004, a 45% increase since 2001

71% Proportion of last year's deportees returned to Mexico, the most common destination

6 min. 21 sec. Amount of time a typical half-hour local-TV-news broadcast devotes to sports and weather

38 sec. Amount of time a typical...

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