States With the Most Premature Death

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50. Minnesota
> Deaths before age 75: 263.1 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 7.1 per 100,000 residents (5th lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 12.5 per 100,000 residents (11th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 15.2% (14th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 27.3% (18th lowest)

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49. Connecticut
> Deaths before age 75: 268.3 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 8.2 per 100,000 residents (7th lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 27.4 per 100,000 residents (11th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 13.3% (4th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 25.2% (9th lowest)

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48. California
> Deaths before age 75: 268.8 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 9.2 per 100,000 residents (13th lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 11.2 per 100,000 residents (7th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 11.0% (2nd lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 22.7% (3rd lowest)

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47. Hawaii
> Deaths before age 75: 276.3 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 8.4 per 100,000 residents (9th lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 12.8 per 100,000 residents (12th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 13.1% (3rd lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 22.3% (2nd lowest)

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46. New York
> Deaths before age 75: 278.1 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 5.2 per 100,000 residents (2nd lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 18.0 per 100,000 residents (22nd lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 14.2% (9th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 25.0% (8th lowest)