What’s the most distinctive cause of death in North Carolina?

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A new map shows the “most distinctive” causes of death in each state, according to LiveScience.com.

Heart disease and cancer are among the most common causes of death in the country. But this list takes a look at the less common causes of death that are more typical in certain states.

The researchers came up with the data by making calculations with numbers provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The “most distinctive” cause of death in North Carolina was “other nutritional deficiencies.”

The term is defined as “an inadequate supply of essential nutrients (as vitamins and minerals) in the diet resulting in malnutrition or disease.”

“Accidental discharge of firearms” was listed for Alabama, “Syphilis” for Louisiana and “Tuberculosis” for Texas.

Read more, see full list: LiveScience.com

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