America The Most Common Way To Die In Each State  

Nathan Gibson
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The 50 US states are as different from each other as they are similar. These differences manifest themselves in many ways, ranging from favorite foods to which type of animal attack is most likely to occur. The most common way to die also varies widely by state.

Over the past few years, numerous studies have looked into the common causes of death per state, determining how most people are likely to die. Resources like Mental Floss, The Atlantic, Slate, and The Washington Post have all featured such research. They show that mortality rates vary in different states due to geographical and environmental circumstances, pollution, lifestyle choices, health, and crime rates.

Heart disease and cancer could have dominated this list - in some cases, it instead highlights the most distinct cause of death, by state, relative to the national average. 

Alabama – Heart Failure

Alaska – Suicide

Arizona – Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease

Arkansas – Heart Attack

California – Stroke

Colorado – Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease

Connecticut – Pneumonitis

Delaware – Heart Disease

Florida – Cancer

Georgia – Heart Failure

Hawaii – Suicide

Idaho – Accidents

Illinois – Firearms

Indiana – Kidney Disease

Iowa – Heart Disease

Kansas – Cancer

Kentucky – Heart Disease

Louisiana – Heart Disease

Maine – Cancer

Maryland – Atherosclerosis

Massachusetts – Overdose Or Poisoning

Michigan – Heart Disease

Minnesota – Accidents

Mississippi – Heart Disease

Missouri – Heart Attack

Montana – Cancer

Nebraska – Hypertension

Nevada – Atherosclerosis

New Hampshire – Cancer

New Jersey – Septicemia

New Mexico – Accidents

New York – Pneumonia

North Carolina – Pneumonitis

North Dakota – Alzheimer's Disease

Ohio – Overdose Or Poisoning

Oklahoma – Atherosclerosis

Oregon – Alcoholic Liver Disease

Pennsylvania – Heart Disease

Rhode Island – Cancer

South Carolina – Firearms

South Dakota – Cancer

Tennessee – Atherosclerosis

Texas – Septicemia

Utah – Heart Failure

Vermont – Emphysema

Virginia – Septicemia

Washington – Alzheimer's Disease

West Virginia – Overdose Or Poisoning

Wisconsin – Falls

Wyoming – Heart Disease