Today’s Map of the Day is years of potential life lost before age 75. This map indicates in which area of the United States people die earlier than they were expected to. It helps to break down why premature mortality is more frequent in certain areas and how to fix the cause. It looks like many years of potential life lost is concentrated much in the southern half than the north. Could there be a reason to this? What is the biggest difference between the south and the north that is causing these problems?
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