Death.  The older I get, the more I think about it.  I know it's morbid, but it's been occurring to me that I've already lived over half of my life.  For crying out loud, my mom got me an AARP membership for my last birthday.  I'm just not young anymore.

four candles in the dark

When you realize you've already lived, at least, half of your life, when you're me, you start wondering how you may die.  I took it to research.  Keep in mind, I did the Montana slant to figure out how I might die.  It only makes sense.

The CDC Has Published A Most Common Cause Of Death Report For Montana

The CDC used National Vital Statistics Reports to gather data and put together numbers for this report. They also site the National Vital Statistics System via CDC wonder.  Also, the numbers are based from 2021:

2021 death data, including leading causes of death, firearm mortality, homicide, drug overdose mortality, and infant mortality, come from the NVSS via CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2021 age-adjusted death rates.

I feel it's important to know where a report gets information.

Person laying in hospital bed

What Is The Killer Of Montanans?

Grizzly bears? The existential threat of out of staters taking over Big Sky Country? Drunk driving accidents? Hunting accidents? Not a single one of those things made it into the top ten killer of Montanans.

I think, if we're being honest, the things that are killing us are killing all of America, but it's worth a peek.

Top 10 Causes Of Death In Montana

Top 10 Causes Of Death In Montana

Gallery Credit: Tammie Toren

10 Ways To Prove You're An Authentic Montanan

Thanks to Only In Your State here are 10 ways to prove you are an authentic Montanan.

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15 Items That You're Absolutely Banned from Mailing in Montana

If you're a regular Montanan without special permits or certifications, these are items that you're absolutely not allowed to mail through the United States Postal Service. This doesn't represent all prohibited and restricted items, so if you've got a question about something you'd like to mail click HERE for more.

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