What’s the Most Likely Way You’ll Die?

Washington Post: “Not to be morbid, but what are you likely to die from? Nathan Yau of Flowing Data has created a fascinating interactive chart that shows the answer, according to statistics. Drawing on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Underlying Cause of Death database, Yau charted the cause of death for Americans by age.”

Here’s what the chart looks like for women overall:

Note that this chart shows percentages by age group, not absolute numbers. There are far more people dying in 70s and 80s than there are in their 20s, but this kind of chart gives them all equal space, to show you how deaths break down by percentages. And here is the chart for men overall:

“You can see that death by disease is far more common for children and for older people. Roughly a third of people die from diseases of the respiratory system, including the flu. Cancer is mainly an issue for older people, and infectious diseases are much more rare. External causes — drugs, guns, homicides — are a much bigger cause of death for those in their teens and 20’s.”

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  • timpundit

    I can’t read a thing on these charts.

    • Flash105

      You are not the sharpest tool in the kit………..

      • timpundit

        Maybe true, but I can think of better lines than that hackneyed, 1990s response. I mean can you be more out of date?

        • Flash105

          No, you can’t…… You can only cut and paste what Soros tells you to paste.

          • timpundit

            lol, “George Soros”…why not just name drop “Max Headroom”…too LMAO

          • Flash105

            u mad, Funk?

          • timpundit

            Not at all, why? Did my “LMAO” confuse you? You should probably familiarize yourself with the language if you’re ever going to be a successful troll instead of a sad, embarrassing one that everyone laughs at..

          • Flash105

            Just your 2,001 puppets, Bob.
            And we both know you are terrified of me. And can’t resist responding in defense and denial.

          • timpundit

            Ah, ok you’re also delusional, and paranoid. Good combination for lots a laughs.

          • Flash105

            Is it Christianity’s fault that despite being less than 2% of the population, homosexuals accounted for more than 30% of hepatitis cases, more than 60% of syphilis cases and almost 80% of new HIV cases?
            Is it Christianity’s fault that 1 in 5 homosexuals in major u.s cities is crawling with HIV?
            Is it Christianity’s fault that the rates of domestic violence among homosexuals is much, much higher than that of the normal population?
            Is it Christianity’s fault that according to CDC, “if rates of HIV in homosexuals continue to rise at the current rates, more than half of college-aged homosexual men will have HIV by the age of 50.
            is it Christianity’s fault that Homosexuals known as “bug chasers” actually seek out other homosexuals already crawling with HIV / AIDS known as “gift givers” to hook up with and PURPOSELY become infested with HIV, they hold events known as “conversion parties” for this expressed and insane purpose?

          • timpundit

            You mad, Bobby?

          • Flash105

            you tranny, Bob?

          • timpundit

            “Tranny” What re you 70 years old? LMAO

          • Flash105

            No.
            What are you, HIV positive? Yes, you are.

          • timpundit

            You mad Bobby?

          • Flash105

            More good news!!

            Hide

            Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared : “Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) represent approximately 2% of the US population, yet are the population most severely affected by HIV and are the only risk group in which new HIV infections have been increasing steadily since the early 1990s. In 2006, MSM accounted for more than half (53%) of all new HIV infections in the United States…”[

          • timpundit

            Hi Bobby

          • Flash105

            “But then there is some good news,” Cronkite continued. “That while the weather may be just a little colder in the immediate years to come, the full extent of the new ice age won’t be reached for 10,000 years. And if you can stand any more good news, even then it won’t be as bad as the last ice age 60,000 years ago. Then New York, Cincinnati, St. Louis, were under 5,000 feet of ice. Presumably no traffic moved and school was let out for the day. And that’s the way it is, Monday September 11, 1972.” – See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/julia-seymour/2015/03/05/and-thats-way-it-was-1972-cronkite-warned-new-ice-age#sthash.AvDpLLpw.dpuf

          • timpundit

            Hi Bobby!

          • Flash105

            Sucks for you to be in that number, huh?

          • timpundit

            You mad, Bobby?

          • timpundit

            What number? HI!

          • Flash105

            Poor victim of gay diseases.

          • timpundit

            Still mad, Bobby? How sad.

          • Flash105

            Actually, typing here I feel very happy knowing how you feel about the topic, LOLOLOL.

          • timpundit

            You mad, Bobby?

          • Flash105

            Vey happy living in your head and for your providing me a forum.

            Here, another 3 cents for you from Soros:

            What must it be like to be a lib, have such a poor cause to defend that you have to create multiple puppet IDs to fool people into believing their idiocy numbers many, knowing the entire time your whole life is a fraud?
            Amazing!

          • timpundit

            Hi Bobby

          • Flash105

            More good news!!

            Hide

            Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared : “Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) represent approximately 2% of the US population, yet are the population most severely affected by HIV and are the only risk group in which new HIV infections have been increasing steadily since the early 1990s. In 2006, MSM accounted for more than half (53%) of all new HIV infections in the United States…”[

          • timpundit

            You mad Bobby?

          • Flash105

            No.
            What are you, HIV positive? Yes, you are.

          • timpundit

            Not at all, why? Did my “LMAO” confuse you? You should probably familiarize yourself with the language if you’re ever going to be a successful troll instead of a sad, embarrassing one that everyone laughs at..

          • Flash105

            u mad, Funk?

  • timpundit

    I can’t read a thing on these charts.

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