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NFL says player arrest rate better than general public

...go through the league each year, including tryouts and minicamps. That's about half the arrest rate of the general U.S. population, the league says. But Jeff Benedict, author of several books on athletes and crimes, including "Pros and...
Job seekers try military

...for October. "More than 92 percent of recruits hold a high school diploma, contrasted with 75 percent of the general U.S. population in the same age range," the statement said. Recruiting offices are experiencing another trend. Although men...
Nike treads into Indian health issues

...the IHS, diabetes levels among American Indians and Alaskan natives are 2.6 times greater than those in the general U.S. population. Of particular focus is Type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes, which can be controlled with...
Research: SRS workers healthier

...cancer rate and a smaller risk of dying from cancer. "People here are much less likely to die of cancer than the general U.S. population," he said. "The numbers are statistically significant, and they're substantial." The study should be...
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Reasons to be more optimistic

...were in 1973. But aren't drugs destroying our society? Government surveys show illegal drug use among the general U.S. population is way below levels of a decade or more ago. Drug use peaked in 1979 with 25 million American users. It has...
Oscar win increases actor's life expectancy

...Singh wrote. However, considering that even the non-winners enjoyed life spans much greater than that of the general U.S. population for their time, the researchers said it's unlikely that many died for want of an Oscar 30 or 40 years later...
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...cause of death among world leaders, but they are declining. (Heart disease also is the leading killer in the general U.S. population.) Between 1970 and 1999, 64 world leaders had heart attacks, but the attacks were unlikely to presage a change...
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