These 10 states have the highest percentages of nursing homes with 5 stars overall, the federal government's top rating. Alaska has such a small number of nursing homes that the state would have dropped off the list with three fewer 5-star facilities. The average for all states is 12.8 percent.
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|State||All nursing homes||Percent with 5 stars|
|2. New Hampshire||80||23.8%|
|9. South Carolina||177||18.6%|