Special Report

Counties (In Every State) Where There Are No Doctors

Evan Comen

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46. Virginia: Pittsylvania County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 6.4 (county), 76.6 (state)
> Poverty rate: 15.1% (county), 11.4% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 7.7% (county), 8.0% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -1.3% (county), +4.8% (state)

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47. Washington: Pacific County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 24.1 (county), 84.3 (state)
> Poverty rate: 18.7% (county), 12.7% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 7.5% (county), 6.3% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -1.8% (county), +6.3% (state)

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48. West Virginia: Wirt County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 17.2 (county), 78.5 (state)
> Poverty rate: 15.2% (county), 17.7% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 8.3% (county), 9.4% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: +1.3% (county), -0.0% (state)

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49. Wisconsin: Adams County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 4.9 (county), 80.4 (state)
> Poverty rate: 12.7% (county), 12.7% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 7.4% (county), 7.2% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -3.2% (county), +1.6% (state)

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50. Wyoming: Big Horn County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 16.8 (county), 67.1 (state)
> Poverty rate: 11.9% (county), 11.6% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 7.8% (county), 8.6% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: +3.3% (county), +5.1% (state)