STATE VITALS: OKLAHOMA

The teen birth rate in the state of Oklahoma has dropped from 58.5 in 2007 to 42.9 in 2013.

However, the sooner state also has mortality rates that are higher than the U.S. for all of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States that include: heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, accidents, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, influenza/pneumonia, kidney disease and suicide.

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