Chances are that if you're reading this, you are alive. If you are, in fact, NOT alive, chances are you died from one of South Dakota's top 10 causes of death.

True crime fans may be disappointed with the list of the top 10 causes of death in South Dakota because they are not all that flashy. They are all the usual suspects for people living today. We got cancer, heart disease, and COVID-19 leading the list of killers.

South Dakota's Top 10 Causes of Death

I know it can seem kind of depressing to think about this stuff. But look at it like this, a century ago you were more likely to die from one of several diseases that we today don't even worry about like Tuberculosis, Typhoid, or Scarlet Fever.

So that's progress, right?

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The Top 10 Ways You'll Die in South Dakota

Digging into the latest stats and numbers from the South Dakota Department of Health, we found the 10 leading causes of death in South Dakota (in 2022 the last year data is available).

Gallery Credit: Ben Kuhns

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