Odds of Dying

The Odds of Dying for a 74-Year-Old man

The Odds of Dying for a 74-Year-Old man are 1 in 28.
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For men aged 74, the odds of dying stand at 1 in 28, significantly higher compared to 1 in 40 for women of the same age. This statistic highlights the higher vulnerability of men in this age bracket.

Common Causes of Death at 74

At 74, men face various health risks. Leading causes include stroke, with odds of 1 in 581, and pneumonia at 1 in 1,562. Heart attack also poses a significant risk, with odds of 1 in 1,621, and sepsis at 1 in 1,875.

Suicide remains a concern even at this age, with odds of 1 in 3,460, suggesting the continuing importance of mental health and well-being. Emphysema, often a result of long-term smoking, also presents a considerable risk (1 in 4,331).

Accidents, though less likely, are still notable risks. These include car crashes (1 in 21,186), falls from stairs and steps (1 in 28,052), and exposure to smoke, fire, and flames (1 in 34,117).

Comparison with Other Ages and Genders

When comparing these odds to those of younger men and women of the same age, it's evident that certain risks, such as heart attacks, increase with age. This contrast in mortality risk between different ages and genders underscores the diverse nature of health risks that evolve over a lifetime.

The odds of dying from various causes for a 74-year-old man not only provide insight into the prevalent health concerns for this age group but also emphasize the importance of age-appropriate health care and lifestyle choices.

Common and Uncommon Causes and their odds of dying for a 74-Year-Old man

Cause Odds
Coronavirus 1 in 207
Stroke 1 in 581
Pneumonia 1 in 1,562
Heart attack 1 in 1,621
Sepsis 1 in 1,875
Suicide 1 in 3,460
Emphysema 1 in 4,331
Car crash 1 in 21,186
Fall from stairs and steps 1 in 28,052
Exposure to smoke, fire and flames 1 in 34,117
Flu 1 in 35,297
AIDS 1 in 39,970
Asthma 1 in 52,362
Motorcycle rider accident 1 in 81,848
Fall from bed, chair or other furniture 1 in 94,701
Assault by firearm 1 in 101,624
Bicycle rider accident 1 in 140,454
Plane crash 1 in 228,715
Alcohol 1 in 257,183
Drowning 1 in 262,013
Bitten or struck by a dog 1 in 599,163
Contact with hornets, wasps and bees 1 in 616,417
Syphilis 1 in 631,010
Measles 1 in 720,651
Contact with hot tap-water 1 in 779,642
Lightning 1 in 783,900
Accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed 1 in 813,515
Malaria 1 in 829,222
Earthquake 1 in 856,285
Flood 1 in 868,192
Legal execution 1 in 1,074,474