States With the Most Premature Death

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45. Massachusetts
> Deaths before age 75: 279.1 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 5.7 per 100,000 residents (3rd lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 33.0 per 100,000 residents (7th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 13.6% (5th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 24.3% (4th lowest)

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44. Colorado
> Deaths before age 75: 281.7 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 11.0 per 100,000 residents (20th lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 16.6 per 100,000 residents (18th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 15.6% (17th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 20.5% (the lowest)

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43. New Jersey
> Deaths before age 75: 283.4 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 6.7 per 100,000 residents (4th lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 23.2 per 100,000 residents (18th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 14.0% (8th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 25.9% (12th lowest)

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42. Washington
> Deaths before age 75: 286.7 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 7.4 per 100,000 residents (6th lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 14.5 per 100,000 residents (15th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 13.9% (7th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 27.0% (15th lowest)

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41. Vermont
> Deaths before age 75: 291.2 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 9.9 per 100,000 residents (16th lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 22.2 per 100,000 residents (20th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 17.0% (24th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 24.7% (6th lowest)