At the tender age of three, the idea of mortality might be a concept too grand for a child to grasp. Nonetheless, we've gathered data to show the odds of a 3-year-old boy's life being cut short. The odds stand at 1 in 5,421.
When talking about what might cause such an unfortunate event, the data presents a range of possibilities. A primary cause of death is exposure to smoke, fire, and flames with odds standing at 1 in 94,192. While this is the most common, there are also unexpected sources of danger such as being bitten or struck by a dog, which stands at 1 in 1,494,096, or a lightning strike, a rarity with odds at 1 in 1,974,987.
In contrast, a 3-year-old girl faces lesser odds of dying, standing at 1 in 6,838, making it safer to be a 3-year-old girl than a boy of the same age. You can find more information about a 3-year-old girl's odds here.
However, as we age, the odds of death increase, regardless of sex. For example, a 33-year-old male has odds of 1 in 561 while a 33-year-old female stands at 1 in 1,102. More details can be found here for males and here for females.
The odds of dying at any given age depend on a variety of factors, and as we see, sex plays a role as well. As children grow, it's important to educate them about potential dangers and instill in them practices to navigate their world safely. After all, everyone deserves a chance at a long, healthy life.
|Exposure to smoke, fire and flames||1 in 94,192|
|Car crash||1 in 178,730|
|Assault by firearm||1 in 274,136|
|Asthma||1 in 427,359|
|Pneumonia||1 in 428,569|
|Stroke||1 in 453,265|
|Sepsis||1 in 488,647|
|Flu||1 in 642,939|
|Coronavirus||1 in 668,278|
|Bicycle rider accident||1 in 1,021,412|
|Flood||1 in 1,351,234|
|Bitten or struck by a dog||1 in 1,494,096|
|Lightning||1 in 1,974,987|
|Fall from stairs and steps||1 in 2,012,820|
|AIDS||1 in 2,018,242|
|Accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed||1 in 2,033,381|
|Plane crash||1 in 2,042,714|
|Fall from bed, chair or other furniture||1 in 2,046,360|
|Drowning||1 in 2,047,563|
|Earthquake||1 in 2,050,238|
|Motorcycle rider accident||1 in 2,064,568|