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The state of Mississippi scores lower than the nation overall in drug poisoning deaths.

However,  Mississippi ranks higher than the entire U.S. in mortality for all ten leading causes of death, which include:  heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, accidents, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, kidney disease, influenza/pneumonia and suicide.

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