I don't want to know, but many do... and now there's a way to look (sort of).

A fascinating website has compiled data on cause of death by geography, age and gender to show you the most common causes of death for various groups. You can even click deeper and compare by race and more.

Too busy to look for yourself?


For children it's problems related to birth or at least congenital. For the elderly it's heart disease and cancer.

For the young and healthy?

Sadly it's suicide and poisoning. Poisoning includes all substances, legal and illegal, prescribed and abused, common and uncommon.

So go ahead and try to beat the odds. I'm in your corner.

Zoonar RF