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Americans more likely to overdose than car accident opioid



Americans are more likely to be overcharged from accidental opioid today than from car crashes, according to a study released Monday from the National Safety Council.

than the odds of dying from falls (1

in 114), drown ing (1 in 1,117), choking (1 in 2,696), gun assaults (1 in 285) and pedestrian incidents (1 in 556).

On average, 130 Americans the day after overdosing on opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last year, 70,237 deaths were caused due to drug overdose, with opioids being the main cause, according to another CDC report from last December.

rise, with those born in 2017 expected to be 78.6 years old. Babies born in 2016 have a 1.2 month higher life expectancy.

"(The study) explains how the people can look at it," Vogel said. She added that it is for consumers to be conscious and make necessary changes.

The NSC noted the study is a composite of statistical averages divided by the U.S. population and doesn't show the chances of death for a particular person. Odds are affected by a person's external activities, such as where they live, drive and work.

in addition, they are calculated by dividing the life expectancy of a person born in 2017.
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