You can't escape fate: the 15 most common causes of death of people

You can't escape fate: the 15 most common causes of death of people

Categories: Health and Medicine

Human life is a very fragile thing. There are a million reasons why it can break off. Some, of course, happen extremely rarely, others-quite often. Let's talk about such people. For each cause, based on statistics, an approximate chance of its occurrence is presented for the average inhabitant of the earth.

You can't escape fate: the 15 most common causes of death of people

15. Flood

You can't escape fate: the 15 most common causes of death of people

The flood is the most terrible natural disaster in terms of the number of victims. Often, old people and children who cannot take care of themselves die during floods. The chance of becoming a victim of flooding is about 1 in 30,000. 

14. Plane crash

You can't escape fate: the 15 most common causes of death of people

The plane, paradoxically, is considered almost the safest form of transport. Shipwrecks are always on the radar, so it may seem that this is not the case. However, if a tragedy happens, as a rule, many people die at once. The chance of dying in a plane crash is 1 in 20,000.

13. Drowning

You can't escape fate: the 15 most common causes of death of people

According to the World Health Organization, more than three hundred thousand people drown every year in the world. This, by the way, is the most common cause of death of those who are lost in the forest. The chance of drowning is 1 in 8900. 

12. Electric shock

You can't escape fate: the 15 most common causes of death of people

Most often this happens at work, much less often-when an unskilled person undertakes to deal with the wiring. This also includes a lightning strike. The chance of being killed by electricity is 1 in 5000.

11. Bicycle accident

You can't escape fate: the 15 most common causes of death of people

A cyclist riding on a highway, especially at high speed, is very vulnerable. Especially in those countries where there are few bike lanes. As in Russia, for example. The chance is 1 in 4700.

10. Natural disasters

You can't escape fate: the 15 most common causes of death of people

This includes all destructive natural phenomena, the effect of which a person is practically unable to control. In addition to the flood already mentioned, this is an earthquake, a hurricane, a tornado, a volcanic eruption, and so on. The chance of becoming a victim of a natural disaster is 1 in 3300.

9. Fire

You can't escape fate: the 15 most common causes of death of people

In case of a fire in an enclosed space, at least in 70 percent of cases, death occurs from carbon monoxide poisoning, and not because of burns. Anyway, the chance of dying in a fire is 1 to 1100.

8. Gunshot wound

You can't escape fate: the 15 most common causes of death of people

Fortunately, armed conflicts today are local in nature. Otherwise, this reason would be much higher in the rating. The highest risk of getting shot is observed in the United States, Guatemala, Brazil and South Africa. And in the whole world, the chance is 1 to 325.

7. Suicide

You can't escape fate: the 15 most common causes of death of people

According to statistics, someone on the planet takes his own life every 40 seconds. You can calculate how many suicides are typed in a year. The chance that he will take it into his head to commit suicide is 1 to 121. 

6. ROAD ACCIDENT

You can't escape fate: the 15 most common causes of death of people

Every year, 1.25 million people die in road accidents around the world. Almost half of the victims of road accidents are motorcyclists and pedestrians. In Russia, the level of road safety is comparable to Tajikistan and Armenia. The chance of death is 1 to 80.

5. Injury

You can't escape fate: the 15 most common causes of death of people

Trauma is the cause of about 30 million calls to emergency services in all countries per year. Most of them, of course, do not lead to a fatal outcome, but the chance that death will be caused by an injury (suddenly or over time) is still very high — 1 to 36.

4. Stroke

You can't escape fate: the 15 most common causes of death of people

Acute cerebrovascular accident opens the list of the most common biological causes of cardiac arrest. The chance of not surviving a stroke is 1 in 23.

3. Cancer

You can't escape fate: the 15 most common causes of death of people

Until they find a way to treat cancer, this disease will remain one of the main threats to humans. Now 14 percent of people are carried to the grave by malignant tumors, that is, the chance is 1 to 7.

2. Heart diseases

You can't escape fate: the 15 most common causes of death of people

More often than cancer, only heart and vascular diseases lead to death, which, in general, is not surprising. The chance of dying due to such health problems is 1 to 5.

1. The Hayflick Limit

You can't escape fate: the 15 most common causes of death of people

Even if a person is spared diseases and accidents, his cells will eventually stop dividing, will break down and eventually die. This phenomenon is known as the Hayflick limit. Studies show that currently the maximum life expectancy is about 125 years. The chance of dying of old age is 1 to 4. 

Keywords: Death | Health and medicine | Life | Rating | Diseases

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