Special Report

Counties (In Every State) Where There Are No Doctors

Evan Comen

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11. Hawaii: Kauai County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 73.8 (county), 88.4 (state)
> Poverty rate: 9.6% (county), 10.8% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 7.4% (county), 8.2% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: +6.2% (county), +5.0% (state)

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12. Idaho: Fremont County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 7.8 (county), 65.1 (state)
> Poverty rate: 12.0% (county), 15.2% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 7.0% (county), 6.6% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -1.8% (county), +5.5% (state)

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13. Illinois: Johnson County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 7.8 (county), 80.7 (state)
> Poverty rate: 12.6% (county), 14.0% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 6.1% (county), 8.2% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: +1.6% (county), +0.5% (state)

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14. Indiana: Owen County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 4.8 (county), 66.8 (state)
> Poverty rate: 14.8% (county), 15.0% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 7.2% (county), 8.0% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -2.9% (county), +2.1% (state)

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15. Iowa: Louisa County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 8.9 (county), 73.8 (state)
> Poverty rate: 12.6% (county), 12.3% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 6.8% (county), 6.7% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -2.8% (county), +2.5% (state)