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Health Reports & Data

Leading Health Indicators

Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) are a subset of Healthy People objectives that address high-priority health issues. The reports in this section are based on LHIs and grouped by subject area. Two types of LHI reports are available: by county and by race/ethnicity. The county reports contain data for four counties (Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai, and Maui) while the race/ethnicity reports break out the data by Native Hawaiian/part-Hawaiian, Caucasian, Filipino, and Japanese.

These reports are organized by the major counties of Hawaii: Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai, and Maui. This is important because the size, density, and racial/ethnic make-up of the counties differ, resulting in differences in health measures and behaviors. County level data can be used to differentiate the needs of an individual county and help monitor progress. In these reports, results for the state are also given, so comparisons can be made across counties and to the state as a whole.  For a summary of many demographic, educational, and economic factors across the counties, go to the Demographics page on our sister site, Hawaii Health Matters.

These reports show the data broken out over four race/ethnicity categories: Native Hawaiian/part-Hawaiian, Caucasian, Filipino, and Japanese.  This is an important variable for consideration due both to genetic factors and to the influence of environmental characteristics. Examining Hawaii health data by race/ethnicity is especially important due to the racially diverse population of the state. Hawaii is one of only four states in which non-Hispanic whites do not comprise the majority of the population.  For details on race/ethnicity variables in each of the data sources and their use by HHDW, please see the Race-Ethnicity Documentation Report.