Special Report

Counties (In Every State) Where There Are No Doctors

Evan Comen

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41. South Dakota: Todd County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 10.0 (county), 78.0 (state)
> Poverty rate: 47.1% (county), 14.0% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 7.4% (county), 6.4% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: +3.9% (county), +5.4% (state)

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42. Tennessee: Crockett County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 6.9 (county), 72.9 (state)
> Poverty rate: 18.3% (county), 17.2% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 7.3% (county), 9.1% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: +0.1% (county), +4.0% (state)

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43. Texas: Leon County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 5.9 (county), 61.0 (state)
> Poverty rate: 16.0% (county), 16.7% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 8.2% (county), 8.3% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: +1.0% (county), +8.8% (state)

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44. Utah: Emery County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 18.9 (county), 58.3 (state)
> Poverty rate: 12.0% (county), 11.7% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 8.1% (county), 7.0% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -2.4% (county), +8.6% (state)

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45. Vermont: Essex County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 32.4 (county), 112.4 (state)
> Poverty rate: 14.8% (county), 11.6% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 6.0% (county), 6.6% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -2.8% (county), +0.2% (state)