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# Math OERFatility Rates Playground

To die would be an awfully big adventure.

- J. M. Barry, Peter Pan

Consider the following list of death rates in the United States. The numbers in the list are only estimates because different issues have been studied and counted in different years, and very few issues have a number for the current or even last year.

You are encouraged to double-check this data for more current information. A good place to start is the CDC Page on deaths and mortality.

Some other numbers besides death rates are included to help provide perspective on the various sizes of numbers.

This list has something surprising for almost everyone. What risks have you been worrying about too much? What risks should you pay more attention to?

(393,000,000 handguns owned)

(328,200,000 total U. S. population)

(69,075,000 combined population of Texas and California)

(60,000,000 rifles owned)

(24,591,000 conceptions, but 70% of fertilized eggs never implant)

(19,000,000 concealed handgun licences)

(7,377,000 pregnancies, but 40% are miscarriages)

(4,190,720 population of Oregon)

(3,788,000 babies born)

(2,000,000 national prison population due to non-drug crimes)

(639,863 population of Portland, Oregon)

(638,000 abortions)

690,882 heart disease

598,932 cancer

345,323 COVID-19

(322,000 national prison population due to drug crimes)

(203,000 children kidnapped by family members)

(166,575 population of Eugene, Oregon)

192,176 unintentional injuries

151,637 lung disease

159,050 stroke

133,382 Alzheimer's disease

(105,164 population of Hillsboro, Oregon)

101,106 diabetes

81,000 drug overdose deaths

55,000 lowest estimate for defensive gun use incidents

53,495 influenza and pneumonia

52,260 kidney disease

44,834 suicide

26,083 motor vehicle crashes not on interstates and freeways (about 1/4 from texting)

9,649 murders using handguns

11,178 motor vehicle crashes on interstates and freeways (about 1/4 from texting)

(10,520 number of for-credit students at LCC)

(10,393 population of Newport, Oregon)

(8,800 population of Florence, Oregon)

(5,584 number of non-credit continuing education students at LCC)

(3,781 number of College Now students at LCC)

3,704 fire

(1,168 number of non-credit skill development students at LCC)

1,476 murders using knives or other blades

1,307 falls involving stairs and steps

700 complications in pregnancy or childbirth (estimated)

600 murders using fists, feet, and other body parts

458 accidental handgun discharge

650 falls involving beds and chairs

397 murders using blunt objects

564 murders using rifles or shotguns

341 bathtub drownings

(247 lottery winners of \$1 million or more)

200 vehicle accidents involving deer

(115 children kidnapped by strangers)

82 floods

54 bees, wasps, and hornets

50 lightning strikes

26 dogs

40 arthropods and reptiles

20 cows

15 icicles

12 venemous snakes and lizards

4 roller coasters

1 shark

0 airplane crashes