States With the Most Premature Death

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25. Florida
> Deaths before age 75: 332.3 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 15.4 per 100,000 residents (13th highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 23.7 per 100,000 residents (16th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 15.5% (16th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 25.9% (12th lowest)

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24. Texas
> Deaths before age 75: 341.3 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 13.6 per 100,000 residents (21st highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 10.1 per 100,000 residents (3rd lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 14.3% (10th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 28.4% (22nd lowest)

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23. Delaware
> Deaths before age 75: 343.7 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 12.5 per 100,000 residents (24th highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 30.8 per 100,000 residents (8th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 17.7% (24th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 30.6% (18th highest)

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22. Montana
> Deaths before age 75: 345.4 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 18.2 per 100,000 residents (8th highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 11.7 per 100,000 residents (8th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 18.5% (18th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 25.0% (8th lowest)

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21. Kansas
> Deaths before age 75: 345.6 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 14.8 per 100,000 residents (17th highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 11.1 per 100,000 residents (6th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 17.2% (25th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 32.4% (8th highest)