By Rosemarie Bernardo
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 12, 2010
Hawaii was ranked No. 5 in the nation in overall health due principally to low rates for the uninsured and for deaths from cancer and cardiovascular disease, according to a recent report.
How hawaii measures up
The state’s national ranking by category and change from 2009
The 2010 America’s Health Ranking placed Vermont atop the list in overall health, followed by Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Hawaii. The five states that ranked at the bottom were Oklahoma, Nevada, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi at No. 50.
Last year, Hawaii was initially ranked No. 4, but after the United Health Foundation received updated information its ranking dropped to No. 5, where it remains in the latest report.
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