Monday Miscellany

* Sixty-nine percent of adults belong to specific population groups whose physical condition dictates they shouldn’t ingest more than 1,500 mg of sodium per day. But, “Most Americans consume more than double the amount of their daily recommended level of sodium.” (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

* Seventy-four percent of respondents are angry about “overall levels of compensation paid to top corporate executives.” (ABC News/Washington Post)

* Among a survey’s 12-17-year-olds, 17 percent report getting a “reduced allowance” due to the lousy economy. Fifteen percent have cut back on extracurricular activities. Fifty percent said their family goes to the movies less often. (Junior Achievement/Allstate Foundation)

* The percentage picking “cash back” as their reward for credit/debit-card usage increased from 57 percent in 2007 to 61 percent last year. (TNS)