The Deadliest Day of the Week

If you’ve ever wondered what day of the week might be your last on Earth, you’re probably a little too preoccupied with death.

But we don’t judge, so here you go...

Data for the years 1999 to 2014 gleaned from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal that the breakdown is fairly even, ranging from a low of 5.6 million total deaths on the Sundays to a high of 5.7 million total deaths on the Saturdays.

Ho-hum, right?

Not really. It’s interesting to see the different things that people die from on different days of the week.

Monday is heart attack day; flu and pneumonia strike most often on Tuesdays (but car crashes are lowest then); Wednesday saw no spike in any particular cause of death; Thursday had the fewest deaths from heart attacks, diabetes and firearms; and deaths from accidents peak on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Firearm deaths also peak on the weekends, jumping from 23,000 to 25,000 total on the different weekdays to more than 31,000 deaths during Saturdays and Sundays.

So, armed with this information, it may be best to plan your risky behavior or health concerns around the less busy periods for your specific situation.

Sourced from: Live Science, The Deadliest Day of the Week