States With the Most Premature Death

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10. Indiana
> Deaths before age 75: 391.7 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 12.4 per 100,000 residents (25th highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 24.0 per 100,000 residents (15th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 21.1% (10th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 32.0% (10th highest)

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9. South Carolina
> Deaths before age 75: 409.4 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 20.5 per 100,000 residents (3rd highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 18.1 per 100,000 residents (23rd lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 20.0% (12th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 32.0% (10th highest)

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8. Tennessee
> Deaths before age 75: 441.4 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 15.7 per 100,000 residents (11th highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 24.5 per 100,000 residents (13th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 22.1% (8th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 32.4% (8th highest)

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7. Louisiana
> Deaths before age 75: 451.0 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 16.2 per 100,000 residents (10th highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 21.8 per 100,000 residents (21st highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 22.8% (4th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 34.7% (3rd highest)

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6. Arkansas
> Deaths before age 75: 458.2 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 18.2 per 100,000 residents (7th highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 14.0 per 100,000 residents (14th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 23.6% (3rd highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 34.6% (5th highest)