North Dakota Ranks High Among States Where You’re Most Likely to Die from the Flu
Cold and flu season is upon us, and in North Dakota, it's even more prevalent than most places.
We've all been there. Being sick is a horrible feeling. Sometimes it's almost unavoidable. In North Dakota, it's even more unavoidable than most places. According to a study done by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, North Dakota ranks third in the country with the most flu-, and pneumonia-related deaths in 2015-16.
The statistical data was done by gathering the percentage of death that were flu and pneumonia-related, which in North Dakota is high at 8.47% out of all deaths in that time span. Only Hawaii (9.9%) and Missouri (9.15%) had a higher percentage of flu and pneumonia-related deaths in that time span.
The top three, or three least states to die from those sicknesses are Oregon (5.29%), Alaska (5.01%), and Louisiana (4.77%).
Be aware of how viruses can spread and the best of luck to everyone staying healthy this cold and flu season.