2 May 2012

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Your Chances of Dying [Infographic]

Many people consider adrenaline sports like skydiving, hockey and bungee jumping to be high risk. While these sports do have an element of danger, most people die for more mundane reasons. The leading causes of death in the United States include heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

Every year, thousands of people die in automobile accidents. Since people are familiar and comfortable with driving, they may not understand the element of risk whenever one gets behind the wheel. In many cases, driving a vehicle can expose an individual to a higher level of risk than a sport like skydiving.

There are hundreds of traffic accidents every day in the United States. On average, a person is killed in a vehicle accident every 90 seconds. Since these events are common, they don't receive a lot of news coverage.
A skydiving accident or death in another extreme sport will receive extensive news coverage.

Your Chances of Dying

About today's Infographic:
This infographic was provided by: Best Health Degrees

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