Odds of Dying

The Odds of Dying for a 73-Year-Old man

The Odds of Dying for a 73-Year-Old man are 1 in 31.
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At the age of 73, a man's odds of dying are 1 in 31, which is notably higher than the 1 in 45 odds for a woman of the same age. This difference highlights the gender-specific variations in life expectancy and mortality risks.

Common Causes of Death at 73

For men aged 73, the range of potential causes of death is diverse, with some being more prevalent than others. Leading causes include stroke with odds of 1 in 676, pneumonia at 1 in 1,791, and sepsis with 1 in 2,085 odds. Heart attack also remains a significant risk at this age, presenting odds of 1 in 2,091.

Suicide, often less discussed in the elderly, still poses a considerable risk with odds of 1 in 3,774. Other conditions such as emphysema (1 in 4,788) and chronic diseases add to the spectrum of health challenges.

Less Common Risks

While less frequent, other causes such as car crashes (1 in 22,051) and falls, either from stairs or from beds and chairs (1 in 35,608 and 1 in 123,624 respectively), remain relevant. These incidents, though rare, are significant given the increased vulnerability at this age.

In terms of extremely rare events, risks like plane crashes (1 in 244,316) or natural disasters such as earthquakes (1 in 818,858) and floods (1 in 943,087) are on the lower end of the probability spectrum.

Comparison with Other Ages and Genders

When compared to other age groups and to women, the risks for a 73-year-old man are distinct. For instance, while heart attack risks increase with age, they are more pronounced in older men than in women of the same age group.

These statistics not only provide insight into the specific risks faced by men at 73 but also illustrate how these risks change with age and differ between genders. Understanding these odds can be crucial for individuals and families when it comes to health planning and management at this stage of life.

Common and Uncommon Causes and their odds of dying for a 73-Year-Old man

Cause Odds
Coronavirus 1 in 275
Stroke 1 in 676
Pneumonia 1 in 1,791
Sepsis 1 in 2,085
Heart attack 1 in 2,091
Suicide 1 in 3,774
Emphysema 1 in 4,788
Car crash 1 in 22,051
Fall from stairs and steps 1 in 35,608
Exposure to smoke, fire and flames 1 in 37,035
Flu 1 in 37,873
AIDS 1 in 37,899
Asthma 1 in 60,176
Motorcycle rider accident 1 in 80,297
Assault by firearm 1 in 85,827
Fall from bed, chair or other furniture 1 in 123,624
Bicycle rider accident 1 in 130,490
Plane crash 1 in 244,316
Alcohol 1 in 294,132
Drowning 1 in 379,847
Contact with hornets, wasps and bees 1 in 583,885
Bitten or struck by a dog 1 in 658,518
Accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed 1 in 747,768
Legal execution 1 in 812,151
Earthquake 1 in 818,858
Malaria 1 in 855,530
Syphilis 1 in 892,466
Flood 1 in 943,087
Contact with hot tap-water 1 in 1,045,216