Your Chances of Dying from Outdoor Activities!

September 17, 2018

We all know that outdoor activities and adventure sports can be risky. But, just how dangerous is your chosen pastime?

This great info-graphic has been created by Best Health Degrees, which collated the statistics from the US National Centre for Health Statistics’ database.

It’s interesting to see the stark contrast between two activities often considered to be ‘extreme’…showing vastly different stats!

Activities such as hang gliding (chance of death 1 in 560) are comparable to a night in house of knives with the lights out, when compared with snowboarding (chance of death 1 in 2.2 million).

New technologies contribute to making participation safer, but the overall results certainly put the risks that we choose to take into context.

 

Your Chances of Dying

What are your thoughts? Has this put you off adventurous activities? Or affirmed what you already knew?

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