States With the Most Premature Death

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20. Pennsylvania
> Deaths before age 75: 349.1 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 9.3 per 100,000 residents (14th lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 37.9 per 100,000 residents (4th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 18.0% (21st highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 29.6% (22nd highest)

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19. Wyoming
> Deaths before age 75: 351.4 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 19.1 per 100,000 residents (5th highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 17.6 per 100,000 residents (21st lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 18.9% (17th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 28.5% (23rd lowest)

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18. Alaska
> Deaths before age 75: 356.8 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 11.3 per 100,000 residents (22nd lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 16.8 per 100,000 residents (20th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 19.0% (16th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 29.4% (24th highest)

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17. Nevada
> Deaths before age 75: 363.4 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 11.2 per 100,000 residents (21st lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 21.7 per 100,000 residents (22nd highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 16.5% (20th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 26.8% (14th lowest)

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16. Michigan
> Deaths before age 75: 363.6 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 10.7 per 100,000 residents (19th lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 24.4 per 100,000 residents (14th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 20.4% (11th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 31.3% (16th highest)