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

Number of toilets replaced in Tampa during 1994 as part of a city program to encourage homeowners to install water-saving toilets: 2,179

Toilets replaced in Tampa under the program in 1995: 3,249

Estimated number of toilets that will be replaced in Tampa under the program this year: 4,835

Increase, in feet, in Tampa Bay's average lake levels _ a key indicator of longterm trends in hydrologic conditions _ from May to June: +.18

Number of feet during June that lake levels in Tampa Bay were above the lowest level that lakes should reach during a year of normal rainfall: +.47

AIDS deaths in Hillsborough County, 1980 through June 30: 1,823

Number of children 12 and under in Hillsborough who died of AIDS during that time: 27

Births in Hillsborough County, January through March: 3,303

Number of those newborns whose mothers were not married: 1,238

Number of Hillsborough County public school students recommended for explusion or a change of placement last year: 773

Number of students recommended for expulsion or a change of schools in Hillsborough four years ago: 475

Number of students recommended for expulsion or a change of placement last year who were in middle or junior high school: 551

Sources for Quality of Life Index, 1B

New toilets: City of Tampa Water Department. Funds for the program ran out about two weeks ago. It was co-sponsored by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

Lake levels: Water Management Monthly, July 1996, a publication of the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

AIDS deaths: Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Summary of Hillsborough County AIDS cases, reported 1980 through June 30, 1996.

Births to unwed mothers: Vital News, July 1996 newsletter published by the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services Office of Vital Statistics.

Expulsions: Tampa Tribune, Aug. 15, reporting statistics from the Hillsborough County School Board.

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