The reality is that in the US the things most likely to kill the average witness are heart attack, cancer or an obesity related condition.
That says a lot. The reason for increased deaths from heart conditions, cancer and being too well-fed is that we are so unlikely to die from anything else first. Today a few dozen deaths from food poisoning are a crisis, literally front page news. Just a few generations ago, it would be nothing out of the ordinary. For great-grandma, botulism from improperly preserved food was a real threat. With all the doom-and-gloom pronouncements from fear mongers like the Watchtower, Harold Camping, politicians and the "news" industry, it's too easy to lose appreciation for how lucky we are, living in a golden age.