Understanding mortality rates can often bring interesting insights. For a 6-year-old boy, the odds of dying stand at 1 in 7,476. In comparison, a girl of the same age faces a 1 in 9,258 chance of dying.
Certain causes of death are more prevalent among 6-year-old boys. Exposure to smoke, fire, and flames, for instance, presents a 1 in 179,117 chance. Other risks include car crashes (1 in 192,097), assault by firearm (1 in 298,893), asthma (1 in 316,525), and stroke (1 in 476,615).
At the uncommon end of the spectrum, a 6-year-old boy has a 1 in 2,004,056 chance of dying from a lightning strike, a 1 in 2,054,992 chance from a flood, and a 1 in 2,061,510 chance of dying in a plane crash.
When these odds are compared with other ages and sexes, it becomes apparent that age and sex have a significant impact on mortality rates. For example, a 5-year-old boy has a 1 in 7,221 chance of dying, a slightly higher risk compared to a 6-year-old boy. Conversely, a 7-year-old boy's odds improve to 1 in 7,571.
These statistics demonstrate the variability of risks at different ages and between sexes. However, they also highlight that despite various risks, the odds of dying for children remain relatively low.
|Exposure to smoke, fire and flames||1 in 179,117|
|Car crash||1 in 192,097|
|Assault by firearm||1 in 298,893|
|Asthma||1 in 316,525|
|Stroke||1 in 476,615|
|Sepsis||1 in 563,849|
|Flu||1 in 570,499|
|Pneumonia||1 in 633,145|
|Bicycle rider accident||1 in 635,149|
|Coronavirus||1 in 1,033,601|
|Suicide||1 in 1,373,788|
|Motorcycle rider accident||1 in 1,405,897|
|AIDS||1 in 1,496,894|
|Drowning||1 in 1,736,392|
|Bitten or struck by a dog||1 in 1,836,774|
|Lightning||1 in 2,004,056|
|Fall from bed, chair or other furniture||1 in 2,054,029|
|Flood||1 in 2,054,992|
|Plane crash||1 in 2,061,510|
|Fall from stairs and steps||1 in 2,072,597|
|Accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed||1 in 2,081,888|
|Contact with hornets, wasps and bees||1 in 2,110,609|