Special Report

States With the Fewest (and Most) Doctors per Person

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50. Vermont
> Primary care doctors: 113.2 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 12.5 per 100,000 people (4th lowest)
> Premature mortality rate: 299.7 per 100,000 people (11th lowest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 4.6% (5th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 11.3% (19th lowest)

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49. Maine
> Primary care doctors: 112.3 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 15.4 per 100,000 people (23rd lowest)
> Premature mortality rate: 337.4 per 100,000 people (25th highest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 8.1% (25th highest)
> Poverty rate: 11.1% (16th lowest)

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48. Massachusetts
> Primary care doctors: 103.9 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 13.8 per 100,000 people (8th lowest)
> Premature mortality rate: 282.1 per 100,000 people (7th lowest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 2.8% (the lowest)
> Poverty rate: 10.5% (10th lowest)

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47. Rhode Island
> Primary care doctors: 96.5 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 14.8 per 100,000 people (17th lowest)
> Premature mortality rate: 305.6 per 100,000 people (12th lowest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 4.6% (5th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 11.6% (20th lowest)

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46. Oregon
> Primary care doctors: 92.4 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 15.8 per 100,000 people (24th lowest)
> Premature mortality rate: 308.9 per 100,000 people (16th lowest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 6.8% (20th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 13.2% (23rd highest)

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