The number of females in the
United States as of July 1, 2003.
That exceeds the number of males
(143.0 million). Males outnumber
females in every five-year-age
group through the 35 to 39 age
group. Starting with the 40 to 44
age group, women outnumber
men. At 85 and over, there are
more than twice as many women
The amount US Women, who worked full time, year-round, earned for every $1 their male conterparts earned. This amount is down from 77¢ for every dollar in 2002.
Women now account for almost half of all cases of HIV/ AIDS, and in countries with high HIV prevalence, young women are at higher risk than young men of contracting HIV.
The number of U.S. military veterans who are women.
Total number of active duty women in the U.S. military, compared to 1,219,134 men, in 2003. Of that total, 34,796 women are officers, 178,428 are enlisted and 2,019 are enrolled in military academies.
Percent of U.S. Persian Gulf War (1990-91) veterans who are women. In contrast, women account for 5% of World War II vets, 3 % of Vietnam vets and 2 % of Korean War vets.
of women ages 25 to 29 years who had attained a bachelor’s degree or higher world wide in 2003, which exceeded that of men in this age range (26%). 88% percent of young women and 85% of young men had completed high school. The last year young women and men had equal rates of high school and college attainment was 1995.
of the world’s 876 million illiterate people are women. This number is not expected to decrease significantly in the next 20 years.
In some African countries, more than half of all women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation and its prevalence is not declining.