Southeastern states fared the worst according to numbers from the 2016 National Vital Statistics Report. The U.S. average rate was 5.82. Indiana had the eighth-highest rate in the country.

Digital Producer

An unnatural-born runner, a pretty regular yoga doer and a lover of cookies and other sweet treats, Times digital producer Laura Lane writes about her fitness journey. Questions, training tips or race suggestions? Throw her a line on email or Twitter.