The state of Montana scores lower than the nation overall in percent in births to unmarried mothers, cesarean deliveries, preterm births, teen births and low birthweight.  The treasure state also has a lower mortality rate in homicide and drug poisoning deaths.

However, among the 10 leading causes of death in the United States, Montana has mortality rates that are higher than the U.S. rates for the following causes: chronic lower respiratory diseases, accidents and suicide.

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