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States With Most Heart Disease

April 15, 1998

Twelve states with the country’s worst heart disease death rates, based on deaths per 100,000 population. Information from National Center for Health Statistics.

New York _ 135.9

Oklahoma _ 120.2

Missouri _ 120.1

Arkansas _ 118.8

Kentucky _ 116.7

West Virginia _ 116.1

Indiana _ 113.1

Tennessee _ 113.1

Louisiana _ 111.7

Ohio _ 111.3

Michigan _ 109.3

Illinois _ 108.4

Average _ 116.2

(Nine of the 12 _ Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, West Virginia, Indiana, Tennessee, Louisiana, Ohio and Illinois _ border the Ohio or Mississippi rivers. A 10th, New York, lies in the Hudson River Valley.)

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