What's the most likely way to die?

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We're surrounded by any number of dangers, but which ones should you really worry about? Take the quiz to find out what's more likely to summon the Grim Reaper.

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Which of these accidents is most likely to kill a woman?

Falling is what women have most to fear. It accounted for 15,930 deaths in 2014.

This information, and all the information regarding deaths (unless otherwise noted), comes from the CDC's leading causes of death reports from 2014.

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Which of these accidents is most likely to kill a man?

It's poisoning. Various forms of it, from drug overdoses to alcohol to exposure to gases, killed 27,225 men in 2014.

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In the United States, which animal is the most likely to kill you?

While they're not going to maul you, deer are connected to the most deaths in the U.S. due to causing car crashes.

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As a pedestrian, which of these is the most likely to result in your death during a traffic accident?

It's cars, trucks and vans. 1,845 people died in traffic collisions with them in 2014. Buses claimed 182 lives while 2- and 3-wheeled motor vehicles resulted in the deaths of 30 people.

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The natural environment can be deadly. Which of these is the mostly like to help you shuffle off this mortal coil?

Keep on alert for avalanches and landslides. Severe earth movements killed 85 people in 2014. Lightning only claimed 25 people that year, floods eight people and spiders a mere five.

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In 2014, 2,722 people died due to unintentional injuries from fires and burns. Of these, which of these burn-inducing culprits resulted in the most U.S. deaths?

Hot tap water led to the deaths of 25 people in 2014.

Question 7 of 15

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Gravity is a harsh master. Which type of fall killed the most people in 2014?

Be careful getting out of bed. 835 people died from falling out their beds.

Question 8 of 15

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Across all age groups, which of these medical conditions is most likely to result in your death?

Sepsis, when bacteria enters the blood and the body attempts to fight itself, resulted in the deaths of 38,940 people in 2014. Liver disease was right behind it with 38,170 deaths.

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Pick the object that is responsible for the most unintentional deaths.

Seventy-two people died from injuries due to lawn mowers in 2014.

Question 10 of 15

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If you're between the ages of 25 and 34, what's most likely to kill you?

In 2014, 4,340 people died due to overdosing on narcotics and/or hallucinogens. Homicide by firearm ranked second, with 2,922 deaths.

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Where are you most likely to drown? In a bathtub or after falling into a natural body of water?

It's the bathtub. 414 people died in the tub by accident compared to the 159 who died after falling into rivers, lakes and so on.

Question 12 of 15

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You're out for a walk. Which is more likely to kill you: The person you just bumped into or the venomous lizard you touched by accident?

Believe it or not, 7 people in the U.S. died from bumping into someone else in 2014 compared to the 5 people who died after having contact with a venomous lizard or snake.

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If you're on a bicycle, which of these should you be most concerned about colliding with?

You'd think it'd be easy enough to miss something that's in a fixed position, but you'd be wrong. At least 22 cyclists died following collisions with stationary objects. Trains and other railway vehicles came in second with 16 deaths.

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A classic conundrum is hot vs. cold. Which killed more people: natural heat or natural cold?

Exposure to natural cold resulted in the deaths of 930 people in the U.S. in 2014. Heat from the sun only resulted in 244 deaths that same year.

Question 15 of 15

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What is the number one killer in the United States?

It's heart disease with 614,348 deaths, followed by cancer at 591,699.

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