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    Odds of Dying from a preventable death

    I came across the NSC website, which appears to be the American equivalent to ROSPA. I found their 'Odds of Dying from a preventable death' page very interesting and surpriding: https://injuryfacts.nsc.org/all-inju...odds-of-dying/ - Note: obviously based on USA statistics.

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    Iím very surprised by a lot of those figures. In fact I canít get my head around quite a few of them, especially those between the 1 in 88 and 1 in 1250 range.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Iím very surprised by a lot of those figures. In fact I canít get my head around quite a few of them, especially those between the 1 in 88 and 1 in 1250 range.
    Is that because they are lifetime odds? I.e. spread over the average lifespan (78.8 years according to the notes).

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    Some bizarre numbers but you can prove anything with statistics so they say. Having a %age chance of dying to an accidental opioid overdose would be almost nil when you are not a user and in middle age. I can understand the stats if you are young and not YET an opioid user. Iím sure the stats are well researched but I do find the numbers somewhat surprising.

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    Depends where you live and if you are a twit that is careless or doesnt look after themself.

    Gun assault 1 in 289

    Where i live you have more chance of getting hit by lightning twice in a row than getting shot, never happens here except the odd farmer who shoots themself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xellos99 View Post
    never happens here except the odd farmer who shoots themself.
    Accidentally or on purpose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tertius View Post
    Is that because they are lifetime odds? I.e. spread over the average lifespan (78.8 years according to the notes).
    I appreciate that they are indeed lifetime odds, but I can only die once and it just seems that some present a very high probability- certainly higher than I would have otherwise expected.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    As a cyclist, motorcyclist, pedestrian then theirs nowt down for me! Never mind a family history..............

    Good job I enjoyed today and plan an even better day tomorrow:)

    Steve

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