Now, you can predict if your precious life is going to end within five years, thanks to a new website called Ubble.
Since a systematic comparison of predictors of mortality in middle-aged to elderly individuals had not yet been done, the researchers investigated predictors of mortality in UK Biobank participants during a five-year period.
The aim was to investigate the associations between most of the available measurements and 5 year all-cause and cause-specific mortality, and to develop and validate a prediction score for 5 year mortality using only self-reported information.
The site asks questions like would you rate your health as excellent, good, fair or poor, blood pressure and pulse rate. Other significant questions include how briskly you walk and how many cars you own.
Just 13 questions for men and 11 for women will produce a percentage risk factor for death within five years.
Self-assessed health came to be the strongest risk factor for men, and any diagnosis of cancer was the strongest for women. For people of both sexes who didn’t have any serious health issues, smoking is the most significant factor.
The death rates in the 40-70 age group are low. Among the nearly 500,000 Biobank participants, 8,352 died over a five-year period – fewer than 2 percent. Walking briskly was more obviously an indicator of better health.
The scientists, Professor Erik Ingelsson from Uppsala University and Dr Andrea Ganna from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, have also put their more detailed findings about the 655 significant measures on the website.
The study is published in The Lancet.