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10 States Where Chance of Dying Young Is Highest

JAMA study blames opioids, alcoholism, suicide
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2018 8:14 AM CDT

(Newser) – "Some of our states are falling behind other, less developed countries" when it comes to premature death, says University of Washington epidemiologist Ali Mokdad, whose new study in JAMA shows a major disparity in the death rates of people aged 20 to 55 in California and those in West Virginia. The 10 states with the highest probability of premature death among young and middle-aged adults in 2016, blamed on factors including opioids, alcoholism, and suicide, per the Atlantic:

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