Special Report

Counties (In Every State) Where There Are No Doctors

Evan Comen

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26. Montana: Teton County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 16.5 (county), 77.2 (state)
> Poverty rate: 10.6% (county), 14.9% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 7.6% (county), 7.4% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -0.6% (county), +4.1% (state)

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27. Nebraska: Dakota County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 4.8 (county), 75.3 (state)
> Poverty rate: 16.0% (county), 12.4% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 5.9% (county), 6.8% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -0.5% (county), +3.8% (state)

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28. Nevada: Lyon County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 17.3 (county), 57.7 (state)
> Poverty rate: 15.3% (county), 14.9% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 8.2% (county), 8.3% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -0.1% (county), +6.2% (state)

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29. New Hampshire: Strafford County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 69.1 (county), 91.3 (state)
> Poverty rate: 10.1% (county), 8.5% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 6.7% (county), 6.9% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: +2.5% (county), +0.9% (state)

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30. New Jersey: Salem County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 37.2 (county), 84.8 (state)
> Poverty rate: 13.8% (county), 10.9% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 7.8% (county), 8.2% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -2.2% (county), +1.9% (state)