Odds of Dying

The Odds of Dying for a 13-Year-Old boy

The Odds of Dying for a 13-Year-Old boy are 1 in 3,679.
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A 13-year-old boy faces the odds of dying at 1 in 3,679. To better understand these odds, we can examine some of the common and uncommon causes of death, as well as compare the odds with other ages and sexes.

Common and Uncommon Causes of Death

For a 13-year-old boy, suicide poses the most significant risk, with odds standing at 1 in 19,807. Other relatively common causes include assault by firearm (1 in 45,202) and car crashes (1 in 80,506).

Uncommon causes range from drowning (1 in 1,193,757), to being struck by lightning (1 in 1,724,700), and even accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed (1 in 2,227,712).

Comparison with Other Ages and Sexes

When we compare these odds to those of a 13-year-old girl, who faces odds of 1 in 5,952, we see that boys of the same age face higher risks. A 12-year-old boy has slightly better odds at 1 in 4,858, while the odds increase for a 14-year-old boy to 1 in 2,659.

However, it's essential to understand these numbers in the context of the general population and life stages. By understanding these risks, we can better support young people's health and safety, and navigate the world more informed.

Common and Uncommon Causes and their odds of dying for a 13-Year-Old boy

Cause Odds
Suicide 1 in 19,807
Assault by firearm 1 in 45,202
Car crash 1 in 80,506
Bicycle rider accident 1 in 184,196
Asthma 1 in 309,523
Motorcycle rider accident 1 in 315,187
Stroke 1 in 402,186
Exposure to smoke, fire and flames 1 in 429,893
Sepsis 1 in 520,821
Pneumonia 1 in 595,365
Flu 1 in 716,982
AIDS 1 in 1,007,337
Drowning 1 in 1,193,757
Plane crash 1 in 1,249,178
Alcohol 1 in 1,600,709
Lightning 1 in 1,724,700
Emphysema 1 in 2,104,928
Earthquake 1 in 2,128,065
Bitten or struck by a dog 1 in 2,134,771
Fall from bed, chair or other furniture 1 in 2,134,771
Flood 1 in 2,151,552
Coronavirus 1 in 2,155,552
Whooping cough 1 in 2,176,749
Accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed 1 in 2,227,712
Fall from stairs and steps 1 in 2,256,394