50 states ranked by amount of flu, pneumonia deaths

Hawaii has the highest flu and pneumonia death rate of all states, with 24.4 deaths per 100,000 individuals, according to a ranking from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The ranking is based on age-adjusted death rates attributable to flu and pneumonia for the U.S. population between 1996 and 2016. The information was accessed through the CDC's Wonder online database. 

The U.S. had an average flu and pneumonia death rate of 13.5 deaths per 100,000 population, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Here's how each state stacks up:

  1. Hawaii — 24.4 deaths per 100,000 population
  2. Mississippi — 23.4
  3. Tennessee — 20.1
  4. New York — 18.3
  5. Nevada — 18.1
  6. Kentucky — 17.3
  7. West Virginia — 17.3
  8. Alabama — 17.1
  9. Arkansas — 17.1
  10. South Dakota — 16.7
  11. North Carolina — 16.5
  12. Utah — 15.5
  13. Maryland — 15.1
  14. Missouri — 15.1
  15. Ohio — 15
  16. Wyoming — 15
  17. New Mexico — 14.6
  18. Illinois — 14.5
  19. North Dakota — 14.5
  20. Kansas — 14.4
  21. Georgia — 14.3
  22. Louisiana — 14.3
  23. Nebraska — 14.3
  24. Massachusetts — 14.1
  25. California — 14
  26. Pennsylvania — 13.9
  27. Michigan — 13.7
  28. Virginia — 12.7
  29. Indiana — 12.6
  30. Alaska — 12.5
  31. Oklahoma — 12.4
  32. Maine — 12
  33. South Carolina — 12
  34. Wisconsin — 11.9
  35. New Hampshire — 11.8
  36. Connecticut — 11.7
  37. Iowa — 11.6
  38. Idaho — 11.3
  39. Montana — 11.1
  40. Texas — 11.1
  41. Rhode Island — 11
  42. Delaware — 10.7
  43. New Jersey — 10.7
  44. Arizona — 10.4
  45. Washington — 10
  46. Colorado — 9.6
  47. Florida — 9.3
  48. Oregon — 8.9
  49. Minnesota — 7.8
  50. Vermont — 7

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