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Indicators: Jan. 1, 2000

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VOTERS Nevada had the worst voter-turnout rate, only 38%, for the 1996 presidential election. Minnesota and Maine had the highest turnout rate, 64%

Voter turnout

60%+ MT SD MN ME

55% to 60% OR ID WY AK ND NE KS IA WI LA VT NH MA CT

50% to 55% WA CO MO MI OH NJ RI

45% to 50% UT NM OK AR MS IL IN TN AL FL NC VA MD DE PA NY

less than 45% CA NV AZ TX HI KY WV GA SC

Source: Bureau of the Census, Federal Election Commission, Gov’t. Division of the Congressional Research Service and state election offices

CAREGIVNG People who work and care for an elderly relative often make significant adjustments to their job schedule

–Percent of caregivers

USE SICK DAYS/VACATION TIME 64% DECREASE HOURS 33% LEAVE OF ABSENCE 22% FULL- TO PART-TIME 20% QUIT JOB 16% RETIRE EARLY 13%

From interviews with 55 individuals who spend more than 18 hours a week caregiving. Source: National Alliance for Caregiving, National Center on Women and Aging at Brandeis University

AUTOS Toyota Camry is the best-selling car in the U.S. for the third straight year

–Cars sold, 1999 (thousands)

1. TOYOTA CAMRY 418 2. HONDA ACCORD 373 3. FORD TAURUS 339 4. HONDA CIVIC 296 5. FORD ESCORT 255

Jan. 1 to Nov. 30, 1999 Source: Wards AutoInfoBank

AIDS More than 33 million people are living with AIDS/HIV worldwide; 1.2 million of the victims are children

–Number of adults and children newly infected with HIV, 1998*

Sub-Saharan Africa 4,000,000 South & Southeast Asia 1,200,000 East Asia & Pacific 200,000 Latin America 160,000 Eastern Europe & Central Asia 80,000 Caribbean 45,000 North America 44,000 Western Europe 30,000 North Africa & Middle East 19,000 Australia & New Zealand 600 Total 5.8 million

*Estimated Source: World Health Organization

CONCERTS Most of the top touring groups of the ’90s had seen their recording heyday in an earlier decade

–Top live acts of the ’90s

Gross (millions)

1. Rolling Stones $751 2. Grateful Dead $285 3. U2 $283 4. Eagles $197 5. Neil Diamond $183 6. Jimmy Buffett $167 7. George Strait $158 8. Pink Floyd $153 9. Elton John $146 10. Billy Joel $145

Source: Amusement Business BOXSCORE

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