As if we aren’t scared of enough things in the world already, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a map that outlines the most distinctive cause of death of every state in America.

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What does “distinctive cause of death mean?” According to the CDC, this means the cause of death most overly represented in each state as compared to the national rate. For example, West Virginia and Kentucky both have lung-related disease as their most distinctive cause of death, which makes sense considering coal mining is commonplace in both states. Take a look at the map and the key below to see how your state measures up.

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