Elderly Individuals are 13.8 Percent More Likely to Die on Their Birthdays

by Kathy Jones on  June 11, 2012 at 8:29 PM Lifestyle News
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Birthdays could be the happiest days of your life but it can also be dangerous for people after a new study found that people were more likely to die on their birthdays compared to any other day of the year.
 Elderly Individuals are 13.8 Percent More Likely to Die on Their Birthdays
Elderly Individuals are 13.8 Percent More Likely to Die on Their Birthdays

The study was conducted by researchers at University of Zurich who observed more than 2.4 million deaths over a period of 40 years and found that people over 60 years of age were 13.8 percent more likely to die on their birthday compared to any other day of the year.

The rate was higher among the elderly with people over 60 years of age being 18 percent more likely to die on their birthday. The reasons for the deaths were varied with people dying due to cancers, heart attacks, strokes and suicides.

The researchers also found that people were 2.15 percent more likely to die due to a stroke or 18.6 percent more likely to die because of cardiovascular disease while deaths due to falls on birthdays was 44 percent more likely.


Source: Medindia

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