Odds Of Death In The United States By Selected Cause Of Injury, 2019 (1)

 

  Number of deaths, 2019 One-year odds Lifetime odds
Accidental poisoning by and exposure to noxious substances (2) 65,773 4,990 63
     Drug poisoning 62,172 5,280 67
     Opioids (including both legal and illegal) 45,489 7,216 92
All motor vehicle accidents 39,107 8,393 107
     Car occupants 6,589 49,816 632
     Pedestrians 7,668 42,806 543
     Motorcycle riders 4,635 70,818 899
Assault by firearm 14,414 22,772 289
Exposure to smoke, fire and flames 2,692 121,931 1,547
Fall on and from stairs and steps 2,521 130,202 1,652
Drowning and submersion hile in or falling into swimming pool 747 439,410 5,576
Fall on and from ladder or scaffolding 563 583,019 7,399
Firearms discharge (accidental) 486 675,390 8,571
Air and space transport accidents 441 744,307 9,446
Cataclysmic storm (3) 71 4,623,092 58,669
Flood 34 9,654,104 122,514
Bitten or struck by dog 48 6,838,323 86,781
Earthquake and other earth movements 32 10,257,485 130,171
Lightning 30 10,941,317 138,849
(1) Based on fatalities and life expectancy in 2019. Ranked by deaths in 2019. (2) Includes all types of medications including narcotics and hallucinogens, alcohol and gases. (3) Includes hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, dust storms and other cataclysmic storms. Source: National Center for Health Statistics; National Safety Council.