Special Report

Counties (In Every State) Where There Are No Doctors

Evan Comen

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1. Alabama: Lowndes County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 9.5 (county), 65.4 (state)
> Poverty rate: 28.7% (county), 18.4% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 14.7% (county), 10.1% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -8.4% (county), +2.0% (state)

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2. Alaska: Aleutians West Census Area
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 17.5 (county), 88.6 (state)
> Poverty rate: 7.7% (county), 10.1% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 8.2% (county), 5.8% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: +4.1% (county), +5.2% (state)

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3. Arizona: Pinal County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 17.9 (county), 66.8 (state)
> Poverty rate: 16.5% (county), 17.7% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 6.9% (county), 7.1% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: +13.0% (county), +6.2% (state)

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4. Arkansas: Izard County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 7.4 (county), 65.9 (state)
> Poverty rate: 22.0% (county), 18.8% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 7.9% (county), 8.9% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -1.0% (county), +2.5% (state)

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5. California: Imperial County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 21.3 (county), 79.0 (state)
> Poverty rate: 24.1% (county), 15.8% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 5.5% (county), 6.8% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: +4.4% (county), +4.6% (state)