State Vitals: Hawaii

hiThe Aloha State has mortality rates that are lower than the total U.S. for the following causes: heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, accidents, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes. Hawaii also has the lowest mortality rate in the country for chronic lower respiratory disease and Alzheimer’s disease, 2nd lowest cancer mortality rate, and 3rd lowest heart disease mortality rate.

Hawaii also ranks ranks 46th in cesarean delivery rates (25% of all births), and has a much lower percent of people without health insurance (5.8%) than nationally (14.7%). But the state ranks 15th in preterm birth rates with a rate higher than the national average.

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