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Demo Memo: Wanna die fast? Go South, young man!

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Death Rate by State

My friend Peres is working in Mississippi, so this Demo Memo worries me. But he's Brazilian and that gives him super powers. Then again, it's kind of a relief to see the highest death rates in the Red States; now I'm curious about how fast they pop pups.

The overall age-adjusted death rate was 741.3 deaths per 100,000 population in 2011. By state, the death rate ranged from a low of 584.9 in Hawaii to a high of 956.1 in Mississippi. These are the five states with the highest and lowest age-adjusted death rates... Pops Staples knew a little bit about Mississippi:

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HIGHEST

1. Mississippi
2. West Virginia
3. Alabama
4. Oklahoma
5. Kentucky

LOWEST
1. Hawaii
2. California
3. Minnesota
4. Connecticut
5. New York

Source: CDC, QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates, by State—United States, 2011

From Demo Memo by Cheryl Russell  http://demomemo.blogspot.com/

Russell is a demographer and the editorial director of New Strategist Publications. She is the former editor-in-chief of American Demographics magazine (then located in Ithaca) and The Boomer Report. She is the author of Bet You Didn't Know and other books on demographic trends. She holds a master's degree in sociology/demography from Cornell University.



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