States ranked by percentage of nursing homes cited for care deficiencies

Washington contains the highest percentage of certified nursing facilities that experienced serious care deficiencies in 2017, according to a ranking from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The ranking is based on an analysis of 2017 data from CMS' Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports. The Kaiser Family Foundation looked at how many nursing homes in each state were cited by CMS for "actual harm" or "immediate jeopardy" care deficiencies.

Nationwide, 19 percent of nursing facilities experienced a serious care deficiency in 2017.

Here's how each state stacks up:

Washington — 62 percent of facilities had serious deficiencies in 2017

Kansas — 45 percent

Michigan — 44 percent

New Mexico — 43 percent

Connecticut — 36 percent

Montana — 36 percent

Wyoming —29 percent

Oregon —29 percent

Idaho —28 percent

Iowa — 28 percent

Illinois — 28 percent

Hawaii — 26 percent

Wisconsin — 26 percent

Arkansas — 26 percent

Oklahoma — 25 percent

Utah — 23 percent

South Dakota — 23 percent

Massachusetts — 23 percent

Alaska — 22 percent

Vermont — 22 percent

Indiana — 22 percent

Texas — 21 percent

Delaware — 20 percent

Pennsylvania — 20 percent

North Carolina — 19 percent

California — 19 percent

Maryland — 19 percent

Ohio — 18 percent

Minnesota — 17 percent

Colorado —16 percent

South Carolina — 16 percent

Missouri — 16 percent

Virginia — 16 percent

Nebraska — 14 percent

Tennessee — 12 percent

Arizona — 12 percent

West Virginia — 11 percent

North Dakota — 11 percent

Kentucky — 11 percent

Georgia — 9 percent

Louisiana — 8 percent

Nevada — 7 percent

Florida — 7 percent

Mississippi — 6 percent

Alabama — 6 percent

New Jersey — 5 percent

New York — 5 percent

Rhode Island — 4 percent

Maine — 3 percent

New Hampshire — 3 percent

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