Special Report

Counties (In Every State) Where There Are No Doctors

Evan Comen

Source: Steven C. Price / Wikimedia Commons

36. Oklahoma: Logan County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 2.2 (county), 63.6 (state)
> Poverty rate: 12.3% (county), 16.5% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 7.0% (county), 8.1% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: +10.5% (county), +4.3% (state)

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37. Oregon: Malheur County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 29.5 (county), 94.6 (state)
> Poverty rate: 24.8% (county), 15.7% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 6.7% (county), 6.3% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -2.6% (county), +4.7% (state)

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38. Pennsylvania: Sullivan County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 15.9 (county), 81.3 (state)
> Poverty rate: 12.0% (county), 13.3% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 6.7% (county), 8.2% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -2.6% (county), +1.0% (state)

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39. Rhode Island: Kent County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 80.1 (county), 96.0 (state)
> Poverty rate: 8.2% (county), 13.8% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 6.9% (county), 7.5% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -1.0% (county), +0.1% (state)

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40. South Carolina: Williamsburg County
> Primary care physicians per 100,000: 9.1 (county), 68.3 (state)
> Poverty rate: 29.3% (county), 17.2% (state)
> Babies born w/ low birthweight: 13.4% (county), 9.6% (state)
> Population change, 2011-16: -5.5% (county), +5.7% (state)