As of 2014, the world ratio of men to women is estimated to be 1.014:1. In 2010, the world's male population was 3,477,829,638, while the female population was 3,418,059,380.Continue Reading
The ratio varies between age groups. At birth, for instance, boys outnumber girls by 1.07:1, but at 65 years and up the male population falls to 0.9 to every 1 female.
Some countries have much starker contrasts between male and female populations, often due to social issues. In India, for example, as in many other countries, male children are preferred and female births often aborted. As a result, it is predicted that men will greatly outnumber women in India by 2031.Learn more about Population & Demography
The country with the most women in its population is China. As of 2014, the total population of China was 1.355 billion people, with approximately 48.5 percent of them female, meaning China's population of women is approximately 657 million. India runs a close second, with around 600 million women.Full Answer >
Approximately 10 percent of the world's population is left-handed. Notably, although most people use their right hands for performing tasks such as writing, approximately 30 percent of the population is mixed handed, which means that they change their hand preference between tasks.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the country with the largest Christian population in the world is the United States. The countries of Brazil and Mexico take the second and third position, respectively. As of 2010, the total number of Christians around the world was estimated to be 2.18 billion, representing a third of the global population.Full Answer >
As of 2014, Kuwait is the fattest country in the world, as an estimated 42.8 percent of the country's population is classified as obese. Fast food has become increasingly popular in Kuwait, becoming prevalent in the country during the first Gulf War and contributing to the country's high obesity rate.Full Answer >