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Report highlights Hawaii's high rate of unintended pregnancies

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Fifty-six percent of pregnancies in Hawaii are unintended, according to new national report that gave Hawaii otherwise high marks for women's and children's health.

The United Health Foundation report ranked Hawaii seventh in the nation for the health of women and children.

The state's biggest strengths: A low percentage of uninsured women and children and a low percentage of low-risk cesarean deliveries.

But Hawaii also had a low percentage of home health visits, and a high percentage of homeless households.

It also ranked 43rd in the nation for its percentage of unintended pregnancies. Nationally, 36 percent of pregnancies were unintended.

The report gave Massachusetts, Minnesota and Vermont the highest marks in the report. Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas were ranked the lowest.

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