Odds of Dying

The Odds of Dying for a 20-Year-Old man

The Odds of Dying for a 20-Year-Old man are 1 in 738.

For a 20-year-old man, the odds of dying stand at 1 in 738.
Compared to a woman of the same age, these odds are significantly higher, as a 20-year-old woman has a 1 in 2,133 chance of dying.

Common and Uncommon Causes of Death

Among 20-year-old men, the most common causes of death are varied. Some of these include suicide, with odds standing at 1 in 4,179, assault by firearm at 1 in 4,597, and car crashes, which present a 1 in 10,514 risk. Even in this age group, some causes of death are linked to illnesses such as Coronavirus (1 in 92,493) and pneumonia (1 in 179,910).

Looking at the less common causes of death, a 20-year-old man has a 1 in 1,655,436 chance of dying from a lightning strike, a 1 in 1,830,942 chance from an earthquake, and a 1 in 2,132,862 chance of dying from malaria. These causes are far less common, yet they still represent possible, albeit improbable, risks.

Comparison with Other Ages and Sexes

Compared to other ages and sexes, a 20-year-old man faces some unique risks. At this age, the odds of dying are higher for men than for women. For instance, a 19-year-old man has a 1 in 822 chance of dying, while a 21-year-old man faces slightly higher odds at 1 in 717. In contrast, the odds for women of the same ages are 1 in 2,353 and 1 in 2,092 respectively, demonstrating that the odds of dying are significantly lower for women in this age range.

As a man grows older, these odds continue to fluctuate. By the age of 30, the odds of dying for a man increase to 1 in 619, while for a woman of the same age, the odds stand at 1 in 1,339.

Common and Uncommon Causes and their odds of dying for a 20-Year-Old man

Cause Odds
Suicide 1 in 4,179
Assault by firearm 1 in 4,597
Car crash 1 in 10,514
Motorcycle rider accident 1 in 20,530
Coronavirus 1 in 92,493
Pneumonia 1 in 179,910
Stroke 1 in 195,900
Asthma 1 in 211,262
Exposure to smoke, fire and flames 1 in 227,799
Alcohol 1 in 229,958
AIDS 1 in 270,696
Bicycle rider accident 1 in 273,011
Sepsis 1 in 279,213
Drowning 1 in 429,813
Plane crash 1 in 769,363
Flu 1 in 790,029
Fall from stairs and steps 1 in 1,326,118
Lightning 1 in 1,655,436
Earthquake 1 in 1,830,942
Accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed 1 in 1,883,242
Malaria 1 in 2,132,862
Bitten or struck by a dog 1 in 2,181,352
Contact with hornets, wasps and bees 1 in 2,185,676
Fall from bed, chair or other furniture 1 in 2,217,561
Flood 1 in 2,239,078