Top Ten: Odds of Dying

It always gets you in the end

The National Safety Council and National Center for Health Statistics regularly collect data about the most common causes of death in the U.S. Here are the lifetime odds of dying for selected causes in the United States. This data comes from the most recent published data, from 2019. 

RankCauses of deathOdds of dying
 All causes1:1
1.Heart Disease1:6
3.Chronic lower respiratory disease1:27
5.Opioid Overdose1:92
6.Accidental fall1:106
7.Motor vehicle crash1:107
8.Assault with a firearm1:289
9.Pedestrian incident1:543
10.Motorcycle incident1:899
Source: National Safety Council, 2021.


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