Sunday, January 14, 2018

Odds Of Dying - Fun With Statistics

Click here for an article listing the 25 most common reasons for your demise. It is with some satisfaction that I note that riding a motorcycle is less dangerous than walking or driving so I think I'll keep the motorbike. The bicycle is listed as being safer than either one of those so I'll keep that too.

Of course more people die in car accidents than motorcycle accidents simply because more people are driving, but don't let that get in the way of your argument for a nice bike.

1 comment:

Comanchezimmie said...

Heart Disease #1, 1 in 6 odds

“Between 1997 and 2007, deaths from heart disease fell 28 percent. During the same period, however, the number of heart procedures performed in hospitals rose 27 percent. This means that quality of care is improving, but our lifestyles are getting worse.”

The final statement doesn’t necessarily follow - prior to 1997 the chances of dying if one had a heart attack was approximately 50%. Prompt care has dropped this considerably, allowing better follow-up care which further lowers the death rate following a heart attack. It may be true that on average our lifestyles are “getting worse”, but maybe not as more people engage in healthy eating habits and exercise.