Contact: Joshua Goldstein
Caption: Fatal Recklessness: with production of male hormones in puberty at its highest level, the probability for a boy in the U.S.A. to die in the year 2007 rose from 2 out of 10,000 at age 13 to more than the sevenfold at age 21 (i.e. 15 out of 10,000).
Credit: MPIDR, Human Mortality Database www.mortality.org
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