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QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX // Our times as told by statistics

Sales at hat shops in Hillsborough County, 1994: $358,496

Sales at hat shops in Hillsborough County, 1995: $704,493

Sexual batteries in Hillsborough County, 1994: 985

Sexual batteries in Hillsborough, 1995: 853

Amount of money spent annually per capita in Hillsborough County on operating expenses for the Tampa/Hillsborough public library system: $15.36

Amount of money spent per capita statewide on operating expenses for libraries: $16.27

Cases of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea in Hillsborough County during 1994: 2,181

Gonorrhea cases in Hillsborough during 1995: 1,833

Babies born in Hillsborough County during 1995: 13,450

Number of those newborns whose mothers were not married: 4,868

Sources for Quality of Life Index, 1B

HAT SALES: Florida Department of Revenue.

SEXUAL BATTERIES: Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

LIBRARIES: 1995 Florida Library Directory with Statistics, published by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services.

GONORRHEA: "The Florida AIDS, STD and TB Monthly Surveillance Report," February 1996, published by the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, State Health Office, Office of Disease Intervention.

BIRTHS: Vital News, March 1996 newsletter published by the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services Office of Vital Statistics. In Hillsborough County, 36.1 percent of births involve unmarried mothers. Statewide, the percentage is 35.5 percent. In Florida, 66,758 of 1995's total of 187,700 births involved unwed mothers.

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