# Mortality with age

We’re using data from the Human Mortality Database, a standardised and curated collection of mortality data from countries around the world. For this analysis we’ll concentrate on the World Bank’s ‘high-income countries’ in that database, averaged over the five most recent years of data.

## Results

Assuming the graph looks OK, you’ve done it! And we can now calculate a few numbers describing the data…

• The mortality rate doubling time, the amount of time it takes for risk of death to double, is 7.79 years.
• The safest age to be is 10 years old. The chance of you not making your 11th birthday is 0.00875%, or 1 in 11400.
• The next safest ages are 9 and 8, with odds of death in that year of 0.00893% and 0.00912%.
• An 80-year-old is 63.8 times more likely to die than a 30-year-old.
• Your risk of death doesn’t exceed your risk in the first year of life until you’re 54.0 years old.
• Your risk of death exceeds 1% when you’re 64.0 years old.
• Your risk of death aged 92.0 is 1 in 5.41, worse than a dice roll.

Finally, here are some odds of death at various ages:

age risk of death 1/risk odds of reaching
0 0.417% 240. 100.%
1 0.0314% 3180. 99.6%
10 0.00875% 11400. 99.5%
20 0.0490% 2040. 99.2%
30 0.0708% 1410. 98.7%
40 0.123% 813. 97.8%
50 0.312% 321. 95.9%
54 0.455% 220. 94.5%
60 0.755% 133. 91.4%
64 1.01% 98.7 88.3%
65 1.09% 91.8 87.4%
70 1.63% 61.3 81.9%
80 4.52% 22.1 62.9%
90 14.8% 6.74 26.6%
92 18.5% 5.41 18.9%
100 39.4% 2.54 1.54%