The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps is a program of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The program aims to improve health outcomes for all communities by providing a reliable, sustainable source of local data and evidence to communities.
Here are some highlights from the 2022 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Report for Hawai’i:
- Maui County ranked first place in Health Outcomes, followed by Honolulu County in second, Kaua’i County in third, and Hawai’i County in fourth. Health Outcomes are determined by life expectancy, child mortality, physical distress, mental distress, and related measures.
- Honolulu County ranked first place in Health Factors, followed by Kaua’i County in second, Maui County in third, and Hawai’i County in fourth. Health Factors are determined by health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment measures.
- The childcare cost burden among the counties in Hawai’i range between 20% and 24%, compared to the national cost burden of 25%. These figures far exceed the 7% benchmark set by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
You can also view more county-level data in Hawai’i using the Compare Counties feature. Here are some data you can explore:
- Hawai’i County has the highest rate of premature death (7,000/100,000), followed by Kaua’i County (6,000/100,000), Maui County (5,800/100,000) and Honolulu County (5,700/100,000).
- Honolulu County has the highest access to exercise opportunities (95%), followed by Kaua’i County (91%), Maui County (87%), and Hawai’i County (65%).
- Maui County has the highest percentage of driving deaths with alcohol involvement (45%), followed by Kaua’i County (38%), Hawai‘i County (32%) and Honolulu County (26%).
- Kaua’i County has the highest ratio of population to primary care physicians (1,290:1), followed by Hawai’i County (1,260:1), Maui County (1,230:1) and Honolulu County (1,060:1).