Odds of Dying

The Odds of Dying for a 22-Year-Old man

The Odds of Dying for a 22-Year-Old man are 1 in 708.
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For a 22-year-old man, the odds of dying are 1 in 708. In comparison, for a woman of the same age, the odds of dying are considerably less, at 1 in 1,990.

Common and Uncommon Causes of Death

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.

Comparison with Other Ages and Sexes

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.

Common and Uncommon Causes and their odds of dying for a 22-Year-Old man

Cause Odds
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