Odds of Dying

The Odds of Dying for an infant girl

The Odds of Dying for an infant girl are 1 in 2,573.
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For an infant girl, the odds of dying are calculated to be 1 in 2,573, which is slightly higher compared to 1 in 2,152 for an infant boy. This difference highlights the subtle variations in early childhood mortality between genders.

Common and Uncommon Causes of Death

In infancy, girls face various risks, albeit at low probabilities. The most significant of these include pneumonia, with odds of 1 in 101,811, and sepsis, at 1 in 132,020. These causes, while rare, are important considerations in infant care.

Other risks, such as exposure to smoke, fire, and flames (1 in 145,678) and car crashes (1 in 162,484), though uncommon, are also critical. Stroke, which might seem unlikely in infancy, has odds of 1 in 204,422.

Further down the list, risks like accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed (1 in 258,392) and assault by firearm (1 in 262,304) are extremely rare but still present.

Comparison with Infant Boys

When compared to infant boys, the odds for various causes of death for a girl are slightly higher. This difference might be attributed to biological factors and developmental differences in early childhood. However, it's important to note that the overall risk for both genders in infancy remains relatively low.

These statistics provide a perspective on the specific risks faced by infant girls. Understanding these risks, though they represent low probabilities, is crucial for ensuring their health and safety. It offers a clear picture of the challenges in infant care and the importance of preventive measures.

Common and Uncommon Causes and their odds of dying for an infant girl

Cause Odds
Pneumonia 1 in 101,811
Sepsis 1 in 132,020
Exposure to smoke, fire and flames 1 in 145,678
Car crash 1 in 162,484
Stroke 1 in 204,422
Accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed 1 in 258,392
Assault by firearm 1 in 262,304
Flu 1 in 315,847
Asthma 1 in 594,331
Coronavirus 1 in 608,956
Fall from bed, chair or other furniture 1 in 1,338,929
Contact with hot tap-water 1 in 1,372,954
Bitten or struck by a dog 1 in 1,379,836
Drowning 1 in 1,395,461
Fall from stairs and steps 1 in 1,618,961
Plane crash 1 in 1,653,947
Syphilis 1 in 1,871,130
Whooping cough 1 in 1,876,544
Bicycle rider accident 1 in 1,886,828
Emphysema 1 in 1,930,369
Malaria 1 in 1,930,369
AIDS 1 in 1,960,691
Motorcycle rider accident 1 in 1,961,057