How to improve this comparative sentence?
I am trying to write a sentence like this below, but neither of them looks great. The second one had a number enclosed in brackets, but I don't really like that. So the question is: how to remove the brackets in the second one?
The volatility of emerging countries (17.1%) was modestly higher than that of developed countries (13.0%).The volatility of emerging countries was 17.1%, modestly higher than that of developed countries (13.0%).