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Your chances of dying, ranked by sport and activity

Scared of skiing? Try snowboarding…

GRAND PRIX RACING is more dangerous than motorcycle sports and your life is more at risk while in a canoe on a river than if you were scuba diving.

That’s the conclusion of Best Health Degrees which collated the statistics from the US National Centre for Health Statistics’ database.

They put together a list of activities – from the ordinary to the extraordinary – and the chances of dying from them.

Boxing statistics are scary

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But not as scary as Base jumping, obviously

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Snowboarding is safer than skiing

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Be warned about the Himalayas

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But sport is grand compared to the roads

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Smoking is bad for you

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Risk of death increases as you get bigger

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Scrabble should be OK

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The full infographic: 

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