10 States With the Lowest Percentages of Best Nursing Homes

Half of the states with the lowest percentages of homes with 5 stars, the top rating, are in the South.

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The 10 states below have the lowest percentages of nursing homes with the federal government's top rating of 5 stars. The average for all states is 12.8 percent.

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State Total nursing homes Percent with 5 stars
1. Louisiana 280 4.3%
2. West Virginia 128 7.0%
3. Georgia 357 8.1%
4. Tennessee 313 8.6%
5. Kentucky 286 8.7%
5. Oklahoma 311 8.7%
6. Utah 91 8.8%
7. Ohio 948 9.1%
8. Missouri 507 9.5%
9. Texas 1,126 9.7%
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