Here’s a little information from Roger L. Schlaifer’s Odds’R: The Odds on Everything Book (2005).
Lifetime chance of drowning: 1 in 900. As of 2003, 3,300 people a year drown: 1,000 in natural bodies of water, 600 in swimming pools, 300 in bathtubs, and the rest in “unspecified.” (Unclear if this was global or just American.)
According to a study done in Vanderbilt, the odds of an anorexic girl becoming bulimic in college is one to one.
Odds of Irish dying from starvation or disease spread from the famine during the potato famine was one in four.
85% of dieters lose weight but only 15% keep it off after two years.
The odds of soldiers coming down with dysentery or serious diarrhea in the Civil War was 995 out of 1,000.