Odds of Death

The infographic by Visual Capitalist presents the lifetime odds of dying from various accidents, including a specific mention of alcohol poisoning, which has a 1 in 1,606 chance of causing death. However, it is essential to note that alcohol also plays a role in several other causes of death listed in the article.

For instance, alcohol is involved in 30% of all traffic-related deaths, significantly contributing to motor vehicle accidents. In the case of drowning, alcohol use and risk-taking behaviours are contributing factors, particularly among males, who account for 80% of drowning fatalities.

In summary, while alcohol poisoning itself has a relatively high chance of causing death, the influence of alcohol extends to other causes of death as well, including motor vehicle accidents and drowning incidents.

Find more from Visual Capitalist (USA, January 2023)

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