Special Report

States With the Fewest (and Most) Doctors per Person

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5. Oklahoma
> Primary care doctors: 62.9 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 19.6 per 100,000 people (9th highest)
> Premature mortality rate: 459.4 per 100,000 people (6th highest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 14.2% (2nd highest)
> Poverty rate: 15.8% (8th highest)

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4. Texas
> Primary care doctors: 60.3 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 18.2 per 100,000 people (15th highest)
> Premature mortality rate: 341.1 per 100,000 people (24th highest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 17.3% (the highest)
> Poverty rate: 14.7% (13th highest)

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3. Nevada
> Primary care doctors: 56.8 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 20.5 per 100,000 people (8th highest)
> Premature mortality rate: 364.8 per 100,000 people (17th highest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 11.2% (8th highest)
> Poverty rate: 13.0% (24th highest)

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2. Utah
> Primary care doctors: 56.5 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 12.1 per 100,000 people (3rd lowest)
> Premature mortality rate: 292.5 per 100,000 people (10th lowest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 9.2% (15th highest)
> Poverty rate: 9.7% (6th lowest)

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1. Mississippi
> Primary care doctors: 52.8 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 22.2 per 100,000 people (3rd highest)
> Premature mortality rate: 499.4 per 100,000 people (the highest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 12.0% (7th highest)
> Poverty rate: 19.8% (the highest)

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