States With the Most Premature Death

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5. Oklahoma
> Deaths before age 75: 459.4 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 17.4 per 100,000 residents (9th highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 21.5 per 100,000 residents (23rd highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 19.6% (15th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 33.2% (7th highest)

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4. Kentucky
> Deaths before age 75: 466.5 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 18.8 per 100,000 residents (6th highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 33.5 per 100,000 residents (5th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 24.5% (2nd highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 33.7% (6th highest)

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3. Alabama
> Deaths before age 75: 468.7 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 21.3 per 100,000 residents (2nd highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 16.2 per 100,000 residents (17th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 21.5% (9th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 34.7% (3rd highest)

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2. West Virginia
> Deaths before age 75: 480.3 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 14.7 per 100,000 residents (18th highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 52.0 per 100,000 residents (the highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 24.8% (the highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 35.5% (the highest)

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1. Mississippi
> Deaths before age 75: 497.4 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 23.1 per 100,000 residents (the highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 12.1 per 100,000 residents (10th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 22.7% (5th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 35.3% (2nd highest)