Motor Vehicle Accidents, Falls and Medical Complications Make Strong Showings in Annual “Odds of Dying” Report

June is National Safety Month, which focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. ​The National Safety Council began National Safety Month by releasing its annual list of Americans’ ‘Odds of Dying’. The list of statistical averages details the lifetime odds of dying from various causes of death, calculated using fatality data for the entire U.S. population.

Here’s a list of ‘Odds of Dying’ from common activities versus those that are commonly feared:

  • A motor vehicle crash (1-112) vs. a commercial airplane crash (1-96,566)
  • Overdosing on opioid prescription
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