Special Report

The Worst Thing About Every State

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Worst thing: Highest suicide rate

Montana has the highest suicide rate in the country at almost 30 suicides per 100,000. The national average is 14.5 suicides per 100,000 people.

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Worst thing: Most tornadoes

Nebraska has among the most tornadoes per year in the U.S., averaging about 40 per year. There were 110 recorded tornadoes in 2004.

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Worst thing: Lowest public health funding

At $46, Nevada spends the least amount of money on public health per capita, almost half the national average of $87.

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New Hampshire
Worst thing: Poor seat belt use

About 28.5% of New Hampshire residents fail to regularly wear a seat belt, well above the 15% of U.S. adults.

New Jersey
Worst thing: Highest COVID-19 related deaths

As of Sept. 7, no state had a higher COVID-19 related death rate than New Jersey, at 180 deaths per 100,000. The national average is 55 COVID-19 related deaths per 100,000 people.