Special Report

Counties (In Every State) Where There Are No Doctors

Evan Comen

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21. Massachusetts: Bristol County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 55.0 (county), 105.7 (state)
> Poverty rate: 12.5% (county), 11.4% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 7.9% (county), 7.6% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: +1.4% (county), +3.5% (state)

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22. Michigan: Presque Isle County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 7.7 (county), 79.8 (state)
> Poverty rate: 13.5% (county), 16.3% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 7.5% (county), 8.4% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -4.2% (county), -0.1% (state)

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23. Minnesota: Le Sueur County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 10.8 (county), 90.7 (state)
> Poverty rate: 8.5% (county), 10.8% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 5.6% (county), 6.5% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -0.4% (county), +3.3% (state)

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24. Mississippi: Smith County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 6.2 (county), 53.2 (state)
> Poverty rate: 22.7% (county), 22.3% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 10.4% (county), 11.6% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -1.9% (county), +1.1% (state)

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25. Missouri: Crawford County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 4.1 (county), 70.8 (state)
> Poverty rate: 21.4% (county), 15.3% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 8.2% (county), 8.2% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -0.7% (county), +1.7% (state)