States With the Most Premature Death

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15. North Carolina
> Deaths before age 75: 367.5 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 14.3 per 100,000 residents (19th highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 19.7 per 100,000 residents (25th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 17.9% (23rd highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 29.6% (22nd highest)

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14. Georgia
> Deaths before age 75: 380.2 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 15.1 per 100,000 residents (14th highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 13.3 per 100,000 residents (13th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 17.9% (22nd highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 30.2% (21st highest)

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13. New Mexico
> Deaths before age 75: 384.5 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 19.3 per 100,000 residents (4th highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 25.2 per 100,000 residents (12th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 16.6% (21st lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 24.4% (5th lowest)

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12. Missouri
> Deaths before age 75: 390.4 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 15.5 per 100,000 residents (12th highest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 23.6 per 100,000 residents (17th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 22.1% (7th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 31.8% (12th highest)

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11. Ohio
> Deaths before age 75: 391.1 per 100,000 residents
> Vehicle fatalities: 9.7 per 100,000 residents (15th lowest)
> Drug overdose fatalities: 39.1 per 100,000 residents (2nd highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 22.5% (6th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 31.6% (15th highest)