Life and Health Longevity: The Micromort, Risk Management, Terrorism, and Cultural Cognition and Bias

Statisticians refer to a “micromort” when referring to something which has a “1 in 1,000,000 (1 million) chance of killing somebody”. Riding a motorcycle for example has a micromort of 25 per every 161 kilometers or 31 per every 200 kilometers to simplify as the original calculation was performed using miles not kilometers. Skydiving has a ratio of 7 micromorts per jump, scuba diving has 5 micromorts per dive, marathons have 7 micromorts per an entire marathon. Some sports have a much higher inc...

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