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Top Ten: Odds of Dying

Here are the lifetime odds of dying for selected causes.

Rank Causes of death Odds of dying
All causes 1:1
1. Heart disease and cancer 1:7
2. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 1:28
3. Intentional self-harm 1:100
4. Unintentional poisoning (including overdose) 1:109
5. Motor vehicle crash 1:112
6. Fall 1:144
7. Assault by firearm 1:358
8. Pedestrian incident 1:704
9. Motorcycle rider incident 1:911
10. Unintentional drowning 1:1,113
Source: National Safety Council, 2015.

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