States With the Most Premature Death

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30. Illinois
> Deaths before age 75: 324.3 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 8.5 per 100,000 residents (10th lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 18.9 per 100,000 residents (24th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 15.8% (18th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 28.0% (20th lowest)

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29. Maryland
> Deaths before age 75: 326.4 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 8.4 per 100,000 residents (8th lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 33.2 per 100,000 residents (6th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 13.7% (6th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 29.2% (25th highest)

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28. Maine
> Deaths before age 75: 327.7 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 12.1 per 100,000 residents (24th lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 28.7 per 100,000 residents (10th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 19.8% (14th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 29.0% (25th lowest)

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27. Arizona
> Deaths before age 75: 328.1 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 13.9 per 100,000 residents (20th highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 20.3 per 100,000 residents (24th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 14.7% (13th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 26.7% (13th lowest)

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26. South Dakota
> Deaths before age 75: 328.4 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 13.4 per 100,000 residents (22nd highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 8.4 per 100,000 residents (2nd lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 18.1% (19th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 30.6% (18th highest)