Special Report

Counties (In Every State) Where There Are No Doctors

Evan Comen

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31. New Mexico: Torrance County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 6.4 (county), 75.6 (state)
> Poverty rate: 31.1% (county), 20.9% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 10.1% (county), 8.8% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -4.8% (county), +2.2% (state)

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32. New York: Orleans County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 7.2 (county), 83.6 (state)
> Poverty rate: 15.6% (county), 15.5% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 7.0% (county), 8.0% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -2.5% (county), +2.0% (state)

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33. North Carolina: Northampton County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 9.7 (county), 71.3 (state)
> Poverty rate: 28.5% (county), 16.8% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 11.7% (county), 9.0% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -6.7% (county), +5.5% (state)

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34. North Dakota: McKenzie County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 9.3 (county), 77.2 (state)
> Poverty rate: 12.8% (county), 11.2% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 6.0% (county), 6.4% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: +71.2% (county), +10.4% (state)

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35. Ohio: Morgan County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 6.7 (county), 76.7 (state)
> Poverty rate: 20.3% (county), 15.4% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 8.8% (county), 8.6% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -1.5% (county), +0.5% (state)