The Odds of Dying chart is a visual depiction of the lifetime odds of death from a few selected causes. Within the graphic, the greater the odds of an individual dying from a given cause, the larger the representative rectangle.
Additionally, complete one-year and lifetime death odds are available in Injury Facts 2014, pages 40-43.
These odds are statistical averages over the U.S. population. They do not reflect the odds of death for a particular person from a particular cause, which varies significantly based on a person’s lifestyle, occupation, location of residence, and many other factors.