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 News Director

Laura is the digital news director at The Times. She spends her time watching analytics, keeping tabs on social media, creating graphics, etc. The Lansing native and Columbia College Chicago grad has been with The Times since 2012. No relation to Lois.