Special Report

Counties (In Every State) Where There Are No Doctors

Evan Comen

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16. Kansas: Osage County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 6.2 (county), 76.1 (state)
> Poverty rate: 11.6% (county), 13.3% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 6.2% (county), 7.0% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -2.2% (county), +2.4% (state)

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17. Kentucky: Casey County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 6.3 (county), 66.6 (state)
> Poverty rate: 26.4% (county), 18.8% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 9.2% (county), 8.9% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -0.1% (county), +2.2% (state)

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18. Louisiana: Grant Parish
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 8.9 (county), 65.8 (state)
> Poverty rate: 19.0% (county), 19.7% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 8.8% (county), 10.7% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: +2.2% (county), +3.6% (state)

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19. Maine: Washington County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 56.4 (county), 111.1 (state)
> Poverty rate: 18.0% (county), 13.5% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 6.4% (county), 6.9% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -3.3% (county), +0.1% (state)

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20. Maryland: Somerset County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 30.9 (county), 88.7 (state)
> Poverty rate: 25.1% (county), 9.9% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 8.1% (county), 8.7% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -2.1% (county), +3.9% (state)