Life is full of risks, some of which are less apparent than others. For an infant boy, the odds of dying are surprisingly low, but not without their specific risks. According to our statistics, an infant boy has a 1 in 2,152 chance of dying. In comparison, an infant girl's odds are slightly lower, at 1 in 2,573.
Among the common causes of death for infant boys, pneumonia ranks the highest with a 1 in 100,153 chance. This is closely followed by sepsis, with 1 in 129,693 odds. Other causes include exposure to smoke, fire and flames, stroke, and car crashes with odds of 1 in 134,261, 1 in 166,637, and 1 in 168,695 respectively.
These causes can be related to a combination of factors such as the child's environment, general health conditions, and the prevalence of accidents in the home or on the road.
When we look at more uncommon causes, the odds increase significantly. For instance, an infant boy has a 1 in 1,308,893 chance of being fatally bitten or struck by a dog. Similarly, the odds of dying from a fall from bed, chair, or other furniture, and stairs and steps are 1 in 1,320,593 and 1 in 1,683,411 respectively.
Among the most unusual risks are those associated with natural disasters and accidents. The odds of an infant boy dying from a flood are 1 in 1,931,666, and from a plane crash, they are 1 in 2,050,539.
While these statistics may seem alarming, it's important to remember that they represent averages across a large population, and individual risks can be significantly influenced by numerous factors such as location, lifestyle, and access to healthcare. These statistics serve as a reminder of the diverse range of threats we face in life, and the need to be vigilant in protecting our young ones.
|Pneumonia||1 in 100,153|
|Sepsis||1 in 129,693|
|Exposure to smoke, fire and flames||1 in 134,261|
|Stroke||1 in 166,637|
|Car crash||1 in 168,695|
|Accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed||1 in 213,492|
|Assault by firearm||1 in 238,739|
|Flu||1 in 275,248|
|Coronavirus||1 in 381,628|
|Asthma||1 in 397,969|
|Bitten or struck by a dog||1 in 1,308,893|
|Fall from bed, chair or other furniture||1 in 1,320,593|
|Fall from stairs and steps||1 in 1,683,411|
|AIDS||1 in 1,775,195|
|Flood||1 in 1,931,666|
|Bicycle rider accident||1 in 2,007,826|
|Syphilis||1 in 2,009,293|
|Contact with hot tap-water||1 in 2,010,565|
|Alcohol||1 in 2,026,559|
|Motorcycle rider accident||1 in 2,027,572|
|Drowning||1 in 2,030,268|
|Emphysema||1 in 2,040,448|
|Measles||1 in 2,040,448|
|Lightning||1 in 2,047,711|
|Plane crash||1 in 2,050,539|