Special Report

The Worst Statistic About Your State

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Montana: 26 per 100,000

Montana has the highest suicide rate of any state, at 26.0 incidents per 100,000 residents.

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Nebraska: 2,636 since 1950

Like much of the Midwest, Nebraska has many tornadoes. The state has been hit by 2,636 tornadoes since 1950s.

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Nevada: 4.5 per 100,000

As you may expect from the state that is home to Las Vegas, Nevada has the highest rate of divorce. For every 100,000 residents in Nevada, 4.5 got a divorce in 2017.

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New Hampshire: 35.8 per 100,000

The opioid epidemic has hit many parts of the country, but almost none were hit harder than New Hampshire. The state had 35.8 opioid overdose deaths per 100,000 residents in 2016, second to West Virginia

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New Jersey: 99.8% of population

New Jersey is one of the least environmentally friendly states as nearly all state residents live in high ozone areas — high ozone in the air we breathe can be harmful to health.

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