# The odds a person will die in a transportation accident

### 1 in 6,279

The odds a person will die in a transportation accident in a year are 1 in 6,279 (US, 2006).

### Sources & Definitions

SOURCE(S)

Compressed Mortality File, 1979-2005 [Internet]. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Available from: http://wonder.cdc.gov/mortsql.html

CALCULATION(S) BY BOOK OF ODDS BASED ON

Compressed Mortality File, 1979-2005 [Internet]. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Available from: http://wonder.cdc.gov/mortsql.htmlREPORT AN ERROR

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ROUNDING RULES
Odds more likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 3.42, are rounded to three significant digits. Odds less likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 420.4, are rounded to four significant digits. Trailing zeros after the decimal point are dropped for readability, even though they may still be significant.

Odds you’ll see: 1 in 4.26; 14.5; 143; 5,230; 433,200

Odds you won’t see: 1 in 2.412; 63.042; 425,242c