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Premature Mortality Due to Particulate Air Pollution in 239 American Cities


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Top 50 MSA's Ranked by Attributable Mortality Rate

This table considers Metropolitan Statistical Areas ranked by attributable death rate, the number of premature deaths attributable to particulate air pollution per 100,000 population. The table identifies the top 50 MSA's of the 239 MSA's for which we have data.

RankMetropolitan Statistical Area Attributable Deaths
per 100,000 Population
1 VISALIA-TULARE-PORTERVILLE, CA 123
2 RIVERSIDE-SAN BERNARDINO, CA 122
3 BAKERSFIELD, CA 115
4 FRESNO, CA 95
5 STOCKTON, CA 93
6 LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH, CA 79
7 STEUBENVILLE-WEIRTON, OH-WV 78
8 LAS VEGAS, NV 76
8 ST. JOSEPH, MO 76
10 PHOENIX, AZ 74
11 MEDFORD, OR 73
12 CHICO, CA 72
13 GADSDEN, AL 71
14 SPOKANE, WA 64
14 YUBA CITY, CA 64
16 CHATTANOOGA, TN-GA 63
16 ROANOKE, VA 63
18 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ 62
18 SARASOTA, FL 62
20 CLEVELAND, OH 61
20 RENO, NV 61
22 TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG, FL 60
23 PATERSON-CLIFTON-PASSIAC, NJ 56
23 WHEELING, WV-OH 56
25 ANAHEIM-SANTA ANA, CA 55
25 DECATUR, IL 55
25 PHILADELPHIA, PA-NJ 55
28 PITTSBURGH, PA 54
28 SAN DIEGO, CA 54
28 YAKIMA, WA 54
31 HUNTINGTON-ASHLAND, WV-KY-OH 53
32 EVANSVILLE, IN-KY 52
32 PROVIDENCE-WARWICK-PAWTUCKET, RI 52
34 OMAHA, NE-IA 51
34 ST. LOUIS, MO-IL 51
36 REDDING, CA 50
37 CHICAGO, IL 49
37 DETROIT, MI 49
37 NASHVILLE-DAVIDSON, TN 49
37 NORTHEAST, PA (SCRANTON) 49
41 JOHNSTOWN, PA 48
41 LANCASTER, PA 48
41 SACRAMENTO, CA 48
44 ATLANTA, GA 47
44 CHARLESTON, WV 47
44 TERRE HAUTE, IN 47
47 MOBILE, AL 46
48 BIRMINGHAM, AL 45
48 HAMILTON-MIDDLETOWN, OH 45
48 JOHNSON CITY-KINGSPORT-BRISTOL, TN-VA 45
48 KNOXVILLE, TN 45
48 ROCK HILL, SC 45

Metropolitan Statistical Areas are as defined by the Office of Management and Budget for 1980, except for New England, where areas are New England County Metropolitan Areas.

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