Ways to Go, Statistically Speaking


by Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Jul 6, 2013 | Views: 111 | Score: 0
Chance of Death
Heart Disease20
Cancer14.3
Stroke4.3
Accidental Injury2.8
Motor Vehicle Accident1
Suicide0.8
Falling Down0.4
Firearm Assault0.3
Natural Forces0.03
Air Travel Accident0.005
Asteroid Impact5.0E-4
Odds of dying based on attributable deaths per year, in %
Sources: thelancet.com
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Anthony Sibley (AJ)
Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Jul 6, 2013 5:43 AM said:

United States citizens are far more likely to die from diseases, namely heart disease and cancer, than in any other way. The odds of dying from gun violence is 1-in-325; many more Americans commit suicide than are killed using guns. Dying in an airplane accident is extremely unlikely.