States With the Most Premature Death

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35. Nebraska
> Deaths before age 75: 309.0 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 11.4 per 100,000 residents (23rd lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 6.4 per 100,000 residents (the lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 17.0% (23rd lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 30.7% (17th highest)

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34. Oregon
> Deaths before age 75: 309.9 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 12.1 per 100,000 residents (25th lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 11.9 per 100,000 residents (9th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 16.2% (19th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 27.2% (17th lowest)

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33. Iowa
> Deaths before age 75: 313.3 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 12.9 per 100,000 residents (23rd highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 10.6 per 100,000 residents (5th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 16.7% (22nd lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 31.8% (12th highest)

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32. Virginia
> Deaths before age 75: 316.7 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 9.0 per 100,000 residents (11th lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 16.7 per 100,000 residents (19th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 15.3% (15th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 28.3% (21st lowest)

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31. North Dakota
> Deaths before age 75: 317.5 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 14.9 per 100,000 residents (16th highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 10.6 per 100,000 residents (5th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 19.8% (13th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 31.8% (12th highest)