Birthday is at high risk of death

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Birthday is not always the most fun day of the year. According to a study by American scientists, the chance of dying at this time is higher than on any other day of the year.

The analysis of statistical data was carried out by specialists from the University of Chicago. As part of the scientific work, deaths of 25 million people over the age of 14 years from 1998 to 2011 were considered.

Of these, 73,266 died on their own birthday. Scientists associate the risk of death on a holiday with two main factors. If a person has depression, it is on his birthday that loneliness is sharply felt, which can push him to suicide.

In addition, excesses during parties – such as alcohol or psychotropic substances – lead to accidents. A higher mortality rate also occurs on weekends. In a special risk group are people under 29 years of age: it is in this age section that the largest number of deaths was noted on weekends and birthdays. Scientists explain

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