What are the odds? Mortality calculators

Given that it’s Life Insurance Awareness Month, we thought we might offer a few tools for you to assess your risk of imminent mortality. We’ve mixed the serious with the silly to lighten things up a bit.
Death Risk Rankings is an interactive tool from CarnegieMellon that calculates your risk of dying in the next year and allows you to compare that risk to others in the world.
Heart Disease Risk Calculator – estimate your chance of a cardiac event, dying from heart disease, and your overall chance of dying in the next 10 years.
Dead at your age – enter your birthday and find out what celebrities and famous people you have outlived.
Are you likely to die of a shark attack? Compare the relative risk of shark attacks to humans to various other risks.
Life Expectancy Table – find your age and your sex to learn the additional number of years you may expect to live. A footnote says that one-half of individuals can expect to live beyond their life expectancy and one-half will not live to that age.
The Death Clock bills itself as “the Internet’s friendly reminder that life is slipping away… second by second.” Enter your date of birth, sex, bmi and smoking status. You can choose to your results on a scale ranging from “sadistic” to “optimistic” – or just plain “normal.”

One thought on “What are the odds? Mortality calculators

  1. In a very morbid, disturbing way, this is a very interesting post–especially “The Death Clock.” Not sure I want to know exactly when I’m expected to die, but this DOES raise awareness for the need for life insurance. Great post!

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