The Things Most Likely To Kill You

Humans are notoriously bad at assessing risk. It’s why someone lights up another cigarette while worrying about getting killed by a terrorist, and why so many of us calmly drive to work everyday but feel nervous getting on a plane.

To help people make sense of all this, the UK’s National Health Service put together the Atlas of Risk, which we first saw tweeted by Duke University physician Peter Ubel.

Here are the leading causes of death in the UK, with larger circles representing more common causes, brought to you by NHS.

The Things Most Likely To Kill You Infographic

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