Populating a certain value from a field in an SQL DB

I have a MYSQL database running with a single table named 'users'.  In that table I have a field called 'account_status' which can have one of 4 values (0, 1, 2, 5).  Anyhow, what I want to do I call a php script to loop through the whole database and return the number of rows (or users) that contain a value of say, 2.  Then I would print it to my page saying 'There are 'THIS MANY' users awaiting activation".  Really simple question, but I would appreciate a quick answer. Thanks!
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$sql="select * from users where account_status=2";
echo "No. of usres $rowcnt";

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tridenAuthor Commented:
Hmm, I get an error:

Warning: Supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /usr/www/cybermart/admin/main.php on line 13

This is what I have written:

$sql = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM users WHERE account_status='1'");
$result = mysql_query($sql);
$num_activation = mysql_num_rows($result);  //LINE 13

I already have the connection started in an include file.
tridenAuthor Commented:
Sorry about that last error, i figured it out. thanks!
thx triden for accpting my answer
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