Special Report

States With the Fewest (and Most) Doctors per Person

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45. New Hampshire
> Primary care doctors: 90.8 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 13.6 per 100,000 people (7th lowest)
> Premature mortality rate: 306.4 per 100,000 people (13th lowest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 5.8% (14th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 7.7% (the lowest)

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44. Alaska
> Primary care doctors: 89.9 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 13.4 per 100,000 people (6th lowest)
> Premature mortality rate: 360.4 per 100,000 people (18th highest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 13.7% (3rd highest)
> Poverty rate: 11.1% (16th lowest)

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43. Minnesota
> Primary care doctors: 89.1 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 12.0 per 100,000 people (2nd lowest)
> Premature mortality rate: 265.7 per 100,000 people (the lowest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 4.4% (3rd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 9.5% (4th lowest)

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42. Hawaii
> Primary care doctors: 88.3 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 14.0 per 100,000 people (13th lowest)
> Premature mortality rate: 278.2 per 100,000 people (4th lowest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 3.8% (2nd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 9.5% (4th lowest)

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41. Maryland
> Primary care doctors: 87.7 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 13.9 per 100,000 people (11th lowest)
> Premature mortality rate: 333.9 per 100,000 people (23rd lowest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 6.1% (18th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 9.3% (2nd lowest)

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