February 1st, 2017

By the Numbers, 8 Health Facts That Might Surprise You

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Think you know your own survival odds? You might be surprised. 

  1. The odds of being killed by a shark: 1 in 300,000,000
  2. The odds of being crushed by a falling vending machine: 1 in 112,000,000
  3. The odds of dying from a lightning strike: 1 in 10,000,000
  4. The odds of being killed by a bee sting: 1 in 25,364,571
  5. The odds of being killed by a fireworks discharge: 1 in 366,766
  6. The odds of being killed by a meteorite: 1 in 250,000
  7. The odds of being killed in an earthquake: 1 in 148,756
  8. The odds of dying while skydiving: 1 in 101,083

Ok, so maybe those aren’t so likely. But here’s what is:

  • The odds of dying from heart disease: 1 in 4
  • Percentage of women who die from heart disease who have had no previous symptoms: 64%
  • Percentage of men who die from heart disease who have had no previous symptoms: 50%

Don’t let the odds be against you. Know your heart’s real age by taking the Sentara Heart Health Profiler, our quick and easy diagnostic tool. It only takes a moment, but it can make all the difference.