The 25 Most Likely Ways You Will Die

Posted by , Updated on April 6, 2014

It happens to everyone sooner or later, we can assure you of that much. And while we can’t tell you the how, when, or where, we can make use of that wonderfully annoying branch of mathematics known as statistics to at least give you a list of probable answers. The data on this list comes to you from several sources, but primarily the National Center for Health Statistics, the National Safety Council, and the World Health Organization (WHO). So, after many late nights of number morbid number crunching the brightest minds in the world bring you the statistical probabilities related to the 25 most likely ways you will die. Enjoy?
5

Accidental Injury (1-in-36)

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With this umbrella category being responsible for around 30 million emergency room visits annually, the number of lives lost every year as a result hover around 100,000.

4

Stroke (1-in-23)

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If you live in the developed world and you are reading this, then before you reach the end of this page you are almost guaranteed to discover the source of your future demise. Strokes are included on that list and about 1/3 of stroke victims die as a result.

3

Cancer (1-in-7)

3

If you live long enough then it’s almost as certain as death and taxes that you will get some form of cancer in your body. Although new treatments are coming out every day, cancer is still responsible for about 13% of all human deaths world wide every year.

2

Heart Disease (1-in-5)

2

It is commonly thought by many experts that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world. And while this may be true, at least in academic circles, there exists a force far more sinister…

1

Chuck Norris

1

Unfortunately there are no statistics for Chuck Norris related deaths, but it is safe to say that your probability of survival is directly correlated to what he thinks of you being alive. In other words, if your existence upsets him, we are terribly sorry. For the rest of you, it may be in your best interest to review our top 25 reasons not to upset Chuck Norris.

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