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A Good Reason to Cycle

A recent issue of Discover Magazine published an article “How you will die: Risk Factor”. The National Safety Council table of risk factors shows we are 786 times more likely to die of heart disease than a cycling accident. Here is the table:

How you will die:

Total, any cause: 
1 in 1
Heart disease: 
1 in 6
Cancer: 
1 in 7
Stroke: 1 in 28
Motor vehicle 
accident: 1 in 88
Intentional 
self-harm: 1 in 112
Accidental poisoning by, or exposure to, noxious substance: 1 in 130
Fall: 1 in 171
Car occupant accident: 1 in 303
Assault by firearm: 1 in 306
Pedestrian accident: 1 in 649
Motorcycle accident: 1 in 770
Accidental drowning: 1 in 1,123
Fire: 1 in 1,177
Pedalcyclist accident: 1 in 4,717
Firearm discharge: 1 in 6,309
Air transport accident: 1 in 7,032
Electrocution: 1 in 9,943
Heat exposure: 1 in 12,517
Cataclysmic storm: 1 in 46,044
Bee, hornet, or wasp sting: 1 in 71,623
Legal execution: 1 in 96,691
Dog attack: 1 in 120,864
Earthquake or other earth movement: 1 in 148,756
Flood: 1 in 175,803
Fireworks: 1 in 386,766

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