The most common cause of death for a 22-year-old man is suicide, with odds standing at 1 in 4,088. This is closely followed by assault by firearm, with odds of 1 in 4,660, and car crashes, where the odds are 1 in 12,209. These statistics highlight the prevalence of external factors and behavioral influences in mortality rates among young men.
As we move towards the uncommon causes of death for this age group, the odds substantially increase. For instance, dying from a plane crash stands at 1 in 483,810, while death from an earthquake is at 1 in 1,241,257. The least common cause on this list is contact with hornets, wasps, and bees, with the odds at 1 in 2,202,222.
When we compare the odds for a 22-year-old man with other ages and sexes, there are noticeable differences. For instance, a 22-year-old woman's odds of dying stand at 1 in 1,990, almost three times less than that of a man the same age. This disparity largely stems from the higher incidence of external causes of death, like suicide and assault by firearm, among young men.
If we look at the trajectory of odds as a man ages, we notice an increase. For a 23-year-old man, the odds rise to 1 in 694, and for a 24-year-old, it increases further to 1 in 686. The odds continue to rise with age, reaching 1 in 59 by the age of 65, highlighting the increased risk of death associated with advancing age.
|Suicide||1 in 4,088|
|Assault by firearm||1 in 4,660|
|Car crash||1 in 12,209|
|Motorcycle rider accident||1 in 20,139|
|Coronavirus||1 in 70,742|
|AIDS||1 in 118,309|
|Pneumonia||1 in 144,099|
|Stroke||1 in 160,838|
|Asthma||1 in 193,398|
|Exposure to smoke, fire and flames||1 in 217,402|
|Sepsis||1 in 218,160|
|Alcohol||1 in 228,359|
|Bicycle rider accident||1 in 281,360|
|Drowning||1 in 356,271|
|Plane crash||1 in 483,810|
|Flu||1 in 720,474|
|Fall from stairs and steps||1 in 1,084,197|
|Emphysema||1 in 1,173,112|
|Earthquake||1 in 1,241,257|
|Lightning||1 in 1,295,611|
|Accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed||1 in 1,777,893|
|Flood||1 in 1,815,713|
|Fall from bed, chair or other furniture||1 in 2,192,971|
|Contact with hornets, wasps and bees||1 in 2,202,222|