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Why do people who live in the southern areas of the country tend to get more kidnet stones than other areas of the country?
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southern areas have a warmer climate and as such people tend to get dehydrated more often than in the northern areas in the country.  dehydration can cause an increase in kidney stones.  

"The most common cause of kidney stones is not drinking enough water. "
http://www.webmd.com/kidney-stones/kidney-stones-what-increases-your-risk
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