2019 Top Doctors in Hawai‘i: Health Facts
- Hawai‘i’s obesity rate is the third lowest in the nation at 23.8%.
- Since 2015, the faculty of the John A. Burns School of Medicine helped deliver a third of the babies born in the state each year.
- More than 26,000 people use medical marijuana in the state, 84% of them to treat severe pain.
- This year, U.S. News and World Report ranked Hawai‘i No. 1 in health care, taking into account health care quality, access and public health.
- On average, U.S. air ambulance rides cost between $12,000 and $25,000 for the patient before insurance.
- Only 5.5% of adults in Hawai‘i are uninsured, compared to the national average of 13.8%.
- Hawai‘i has the second-highest wait time for organ transplants in the country, with 22.5% of candidates waiting more than five years.