In 1976, the odds that a woman would be diagnosed with lung cancer in a year were 1 in 3663. The odds for a man were 1 in 1066. By 2006 the lung cancer diagnosis odds for a man dropped slightly to 1 in 1403 and shot up for women to 1 in 1937.
Health & Illness
Health & Illness, for many of us, is a topic constantly on our minds. Here you will find odds relating to health conditions, diseases, treatments, and potential outcomes. With topics including cancer, diabetes, health insurance, birth and much more, the Health and Illness portal concerns the lives and wellbeing of everyone, yourself included.
In the 1960s, girls typically entered puberty between ages 10 and 11. Now that age has fallen to between 10 and 10½.
This spring, over 300 people dining at the venerable Harvard Faculty Club became ill with a norovirus,. The infection can be transmitted directly from person to person, but it is far more often spread through food which has been contaminated with the germs of someone infected with the disease.
According to recent Gallup polls, if you live in Hawaii, North Dakota, Iowa, Wyoming or South Dakota, you’re less likely to report feeling stressed out than if you live in Kentucky, West Virginia, Colorado, Connecticut or Rhode Island.
The odds an American has already been diagnosed with diabetes are 1 in 16.53, more than double what the odds were just 30 years ago.
The odds a person will be diagnosed with tetanus in a year are 1 in 7,302,000. You’re more than twice as likely to die falling out of a tree (1 in 3,290,000).