Probability Table

Item Odds* Odds of What?
Contracting the Disease Dying from the Disease or Event
Some form of cancer 1 in 2.4 x
Some form of cancer 1 in 5 x
Heart disease 1 in 5 x
Flu 1 in 5 to 1 in 20 x
Breast cancer 1 in 8 x
Prostate cancer 1 in 8 x
Stroke 1 in 23 x
Birth defects 1 in 33 x
Motor vehicle accident 1 in 100 x
Autism 1 in 150 children x
Assault by someone with a gun 1 in 325 x
Diabetes 1 in 500 children x
Fire 1 in 1,120 x
Electrocution 1 in 5,000 x
Drowning 1 in 9,000 x
Air travel accident 1 in 20,000 x
Lightening strike 1 in 84,000 x
Snake/bee bite/sting 1 in 100,000 x

Data adapted from American Cancer Society and the National Safety Council

*Odds for U.S. citizen