Epidemiologists have conducted a detailed analysis of mortality in

Scientists have studied the factors that increased the risk of death characters Game of thrones (GameofThrones). It was shown that with greater probability of dying male characters of the epic, as well as those who are not changed on time the side of the confrontation. These data are published in the journal Injury Epidemiology.

Australian scientists from Macquarie University (Macquarie University) conducted an analysis of all deaths of important characters Game of thrones over the past seven seasons. It has been shown that survival contributed to change sides, as in the case of Tyrion Lannister, who defected from the house of Lannisters to house Targaryen. The risk of death was also lower among the characters of lower birth compared to more noble heroes.

Dr. Reidar Listed (ReidarLystad), studying the epidemiology of intentional and unintentional injuries in the Australian Institute of health innovation (AustralianInstituteofHealthInnovation), said:

The risk of death among the characters of Game of thrones high. By the end of the seventh season killed more than half of the characters 186 of 330 included in this study with a convincing predominance of violent death.

He added: Although these findings will not surprise for regular viewers, we have identified several factors that are linked to each other with better or worse survival, which may help us to guess who will be stronger in the final season.

The authors found that the majority of deaths happened in Westeros (80,1%), and often death reached the people in their own home. Usually the characters die of damage (73,7%), in particular, wounds of the head and neck, including 13 decapitate (cut head). In seven seasons there were only two deaths due to natural causes: he died of old age Maester Aemon and Old Nan. Among the other leading causes of death were burns (11,8) and poisoning (4.8 per cent).

The most common circumstances of death in the series was the attack (63,0%), military operations (24.4 percent) and penalty (of 5.4%).

The probability of dying within the first hour after the appearance on the screen was about 14%. Survival time characters ranged from 11 seconds to 57 hours 15 minutes. The average length of survival was estimated at 28 hours and 48 minutes.

The researchers collected data on mortality and survival of 330 characters of all 67 episodes of the series Game of thrones. They assessed sociodemographic data of all the characters, including gender, age, social status, profession, religious affiliation, citizenship, and survival time and circumstances of death. This information was used to determine prognostic factors of death. Scientists have verified all the data with information sites Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and Game of Thrones Wiki.

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