We know what kills us. There’s plenty of data out there. But, the most common causes aren’t considered news because they are so common. Instead, we talk about and worry about the most dramatic causes like terrorism. The following chart demonstrates the types of death and the causes of those deaths in the UK. Data for the US is similar. The seven most commons types of death are all health related. Number eight is accidents. Four of the next five are health related, again. Murder and war, two topics that make up much of the news, are two of the least likely causes. This chart would probably change if we shifted the amounts spent on war to fight the things that are killing hundreds of millions.
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