It happens to everyone sooner or later, we can assure you of that much. The data on this list comes to you from several sources, but primarily the National Center for Health Statistics, the National Safety Council, and the World Health Organization (WHO). These are the 10 most likely ways you will die.
1. Heart Disease (1-in-5)
It is commonly thought by many experts that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world.
2. Cancer (1-in-7)
Although new treatments are coming out every day, cancer is still responsible for about 13% of all human deaths world wide every year.
3. Stroke (1-in-23)
About 1/3 of stroke victims die.
4. Accidental Injury (1-in-36)
Being responsible for around 30 million emergency room visits annually, the number of lives lost every year as a result hover around 100,000 just in America.
5. Motor Vehicle Accident (1-in-100)
Probably one of the most dangerous things any of us ever do on a regular basis.
6. Intentional Self-harm (1-in-121)
Every 40 seconds someone somewhere on this planet kills themselves and every year roughly 1 million lives are lost due to suicide.
7. Falling Down (1-in-246)
If this seems benign, then you must be young. This is the leading cause of injury related death among seniors in the world.
8. Assault by Firearm (1-in-325)
Places like Brazil, Colombia, South Africa, Guatemala, and the United States lose billions of dollars and thousands of lives annually due to this problem.
9. Fire or Smoke (1-in-1,116)
Roughly 50%-80% of fire related deaths are due to smoke inhalation rather than burns.
10. Natural Disaster (1-in-3,357)
This includes lightning, tornados , floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, and any other natural disaster.