The Many Ways You Could Die

Did you know that your chances of dying of cancer peak at around 60 for women and 70 for men and then drop off rapidly? Or that your highest chance of dying of some kind of infection peaks around 40 for both sexes?
Here’s a graph of what’s likely to kill you by gender:





To view these charts interactively (You can click on any cause of death to get the exact mean average percentage) and to see a break down by nationality go to

No surprise, doctors have been telling us for years now, the most likely ways for both sexes to die is of diseases of the circulatory system (33% for women over the course of their life and 32% for men).

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