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“For every 100 girls....

” by Tom Mortenson
Originally published by Education Week on March 28, 2011

Updated April 16, 2019 by Professor Mark J. Perry

Birth and Death (6)

For every 100 girl babies who die in the first 27 days of life 125 boy babies die.

For every 100 girl babies who die after the first 27 days but in the first year of life 127 boy babies die.

For every 100 girls ages 1 to 4 years who die 126 boys die.

For every 100 girls ages 5 to 14 years who die 133 boys die.

For every 100 girls and women ages 15 to 24 years who die 280 boys and men die.

For every 100 women ages 25 to 34 who die 232 men die.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics

K-12 Education (11)

For every 100 girls who repeat kindergarten 145 boys repeat kindergarten.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

For every 100 girls whose entry into kindergarten is delayed 139 boys are delayed.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

For every 100 girls suspended from public elementary and secondary schools 240 boys are suspended.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

For every 100 girls expelled from public elementary and secondary schools 291 boys are expelled.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

For every 100 high school girls who take the SAT test, 89 boys take the test.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

For every 100 college-bound high school senior girls in the top 10% of her class, there are 79 boys.
Source: College Board

For every 100 college-bound high school senior girls who take AP/Honors courses in math there are 82
boys.
Source: College Board

For every 100 college-bound high school senior girls who take AP/Honors courses in Natural Sciences
there are 79 boys.
Source: College Board
For every 100 college-bound high school senior girls who take AP/Honors courses in Foreign/Classical
Languages there are 64 boys.
Source: College Board

For every 100 college-bound high school senior girls who take AP/Honors courses in Art/Music there
are 54 boys.
Source: College Board

For every 100 college-bound high school senior girls who take AP/Honors courses in
English/Language Arts there are 64 boys.
Source: College Board

Special Education (7)

For every 100 girls ages 3-17 years diagnosed with communication disorders (speech problems,
language problems, voice problems) there are 168 boys.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For every 100 girls ages 4-17 years diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
there are 237.5 boys.
Source: National Center for Learning Disabilities

For every 100 girls ages 6 to 21 years old enrolled in public schools and receiving special education
services there are 189 boys.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

For every 100 girls who receive services in public schools for autism there are 300 boys.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

For every 100 girls in K-12 in public schools classified as having mental retardation there are 140
boys.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

For every 100 girls K-12 in public schools classified as having emotional disturbance there are 355
boys.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

For every 100 girls in K-12 in public schools who are classified as having a specific learning disability,
there are 207 boys.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Higher Education (6)

For every 100 women enrolled in US colleges (degree-granting postsecondary institutions) at all levels
there are 77 men enrolled.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics
For every 100 women enrolled in US graduate schools there are 73 men.
Source: Council for Graduate Schools

For every 100 women who earn an associate’s degree from US colleges there are 63 men.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

For every 100 women who earn a bachelor’s degree from US colleges and universities there are 74
men.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

For every 100 women who earn a master’s degree from US colleges and universities there are 74 men.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

For every 100 women who earn a doctor’s degree from US universities there are 90 men.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Educational Attainment of Young Adults (5)

For every 100 women ages 25 to 29 years who have at least some college but no degree there are 94
men.

For every 100 women ages 25 to 29 years who have at least an associate’s degree there are 80 men.

For every 100 women ages 25 to 29 years who have at least a bachelor’s degree there are 85 men.

For every 100 women ages 25 to 29 years who have at least a master’s degree there are 73 men.

For every 100 women ages 25 to 29 years who have a first professional or doctor’s degree there are 81
men.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Other Indicators (16)

For every 100 women who are homeless there are 154 men.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

For every 100 women who are homeless and unsheltered there are 242 men.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

For every 100 women who die by opioid overdose, 212 men die.
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation

For every 100 women who abuse illicit drugs and alcohol, 180 men do so.
Source: Addiction Center
For every 100 women who have problems with alcoholism there are about 200 men.
Source: ScienceDaily

For every 100 women do die on the job, there are 1,294 men who die working.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

For every 100 females ages 15 to 19 who commit suicide there are 293 males.
Source: Centers for Disease Control

For every 100 females ages 20 to 24 who commit suicide there are 463 males.
Source: Centers for Disease Control

For every 100 females ages 25-29 who commit suicide there are 424 males.
Source: Centers for Disease Control

For every 100 females ages 15-19 who dies of homicide, there are 642 males.
Source: Centers for Disease Control

For every 100 females ages 20-24 who dies of homicide, there are 717 males.
Source: Centers for Disease Control

For every 100 females ages 25-29 who dies of homicide, there are 579 males.
Source: Centers for Disease Control

For every 100 females ages 30-34 who dies of homicide, there are 488 males.
Source: Centers for Disease Control

For every 100 females who are in adult correctional facilities there are 1,000 males.
Source: Census Bureau

For every 100 females under age 18 who are in a correctional facility, there are 770 males.
Source: Census Bureau

For every 100 females in a federal prison, there are 1,333 male prisoners.
Source: Federal Bureau of Prisons