Texans are More Likely to Die from This One Thing Than Any Other State
The odds of dying due to heart attack, cancer, car crash, etc, are pretty much the same across America. What about the not so common ways to kick the bucket?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report on the ways people have kicked off other than the usual sickness, accident, crime victim type stuff. Here are a few of the weirder ways to die and how much more likely you are to die from one of them in one state than another.
- Accidentally shooting yourself -- In Alabama, you're 3.5 times more likely to die this way. Tennesee gets "honorable mention" on this one, coming in at 2.8 times more likely.
- Not peeing -- A rare form of cancer causing a blockage of urine flow is twice as likely to happen to you in California than in any other state.
- Not living -- Basically, dying in a manner for which there is no clear classification. In Georgia, this is 2.3 times more likely to happen to you.
- Syphilis -- Take it easy in the big easy, folks in Louisiana are five times more likely to die from this STD.
- Cops -- They call it "Legal Intervention." It means that, in Nevada, the odds of you being shot by an officer of the law are 2.8 times higher than anywhere else.
- Tuberculosis -- Texans are 1.7 times more likely to die from it than other states.
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