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A new map showing the most "distinctive" causes of death in each state reveals Californians suffer from hyperplasia of the prostate more than residents of other parts of the country. Generally, the most distinctive cause of death in each state takes place in that state at a rate more than double the national rate. The map also shows that in West Virginia the most distinctive cause of death is the black lung disease that often afflicts miners. In Arizona, it's the discharge of firearms. [NPR]