Odds of Dying

The Odds of Dying for an 18-Year-Old man

The Odds of Dying for an 18-Year-Old man are 1 in 873.
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At age 18, a young man's odds of dying are calculated to be 1 in 873. It's interesting to note how this number compares to an 18-year-old woman, whose odds of dying are significantly less, being 1 in 2,442.

Common and Uncommon Causes of Death

An 18-year-old man has a higher risk from several causes of death. These include an assault by firearm (1 in 4,628), suicide (1 in 5,059), or a car crash (1 in 10,672). Less common, but still significant, are deaths from a motorcycle rider accident (1 in 32,105), or Coronavirus (1 in 73,173).

More uncommon causes of death for an 18-year-old man include events like being struck by lightning (1 in 1,907,155), an earthquake (1 in 1,930,866), or a flood (1 in 2,180,113).

Comparison with Other Ages and Sexes

These odds shift dramatically with age and sex. For instance, the odds of an 18-year-old man dying in a car crash is 1 in 10,672, while for a 16-year-old boy, this risk increases to 1 in 7,482. The risk also changes with gender; an 18-year-old woman's risk of dying in a car crash is significantly lower at 1 in 22,913.

Overall, these figures highlight the significant influence of age and gender on the odds of dying. It's worth noting that these are statistical probabilities and not destiny. The odds can be significantly influenced by individual lifestyle choices and societal factors.

Common and Uncommon Causes and their odds of dying for an 18-Year-Old man

Cause Odds
Assault by firearm 1 in 4,628
Suicide 1 in 5,059
Car crash 1 in 10,672
Motorcycle rider accident 1 in 32,105
Coronavirus 1 in 73,173
Bicycle rider accident 1 in 241,044
Asthma 1 in 242,504
Stroke 1 in 248,012
Exposure to smoke, fire and flames 1 in 266,004
Pneumonia 1 in 290,660
Sepsis 1 in 311,276
Alcohol 1 in 327,824
Drowning 1 in 465,021
AIDS 1 in 559,321
Plane crash 1 in 725,116
Flu 1 in 793,607
Fall from stairs and steps 1 in 1,413,809
Fall from bed, chair or other furniture 1 in 1,486,817
Lightning 1 in 1,907,155
Earthquake 1 in 1,930,866
Flood 1 in 2,180,113
Accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed 1 in 2,230,860