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What are your odds of dying? - The Galveston County Daily News: Health

July 26, 2016

Danger What are your odds of dying?

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  • seamus posted at 8:20 am on Tue, Jul 22, 2014.

    seamus Posts: 275

    People generally have a poor grasp of probability. They obsess about rare risks such as shark and snake bites.

    Meanwhile they disregard the much greater threats of smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, overweight, lack of exercise, and the often fatal or debilitating illnesses that result from these controllable factors.

    Among the leading causes of accidental death are unintentional drug overdoses, drug interactions, and suicide—but these causes rank well below diseases.

    - Jim

  • gecroix posted at 10:10 am on Tue, Jul 22, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 5830

    The leading cause of death is...life.
    The answer to the GDN provided title to the article is...100%.

    Interestingly, the informative article lists heart disease as the greatest risk of death, at 1 in 6. The odds of dying are slightly higher than that in another way, but I'm making the choice to leave it alone today...

  • The Daily Blues posted at 2:06 pm on Thu, Jul 24, 2014.

    The Daily Blues Posts: 109

    So I have better odds of getting convicted of a capital crime, sentenced to death, and the state executing me than I do for hitting the Texas Two Step or Cash Five?

    I guess I need to stop gambling...