Special Report

States With the Fewest (and Most) Doctors per Person

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40. Connecticut
> Primary care doctors: 84.7 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 13.8 per 100,000 people (9th lowest)
> Premature mortality rate: 273.8 per 100,000 people (3rd lowest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 5.5% (12th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 9.6% (5th lowest)

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39. New Jersey
> Primary care doctors: 83.9 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 16.5 per 100,000 people (23rd highest)
> Premature mortality rate: 286.9 per 100,000 people (8th lowest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 7.7% (24th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 10.0% (7th lowest)

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38. New York
> Primary care doctors: 83.4 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 16.1 per 100,000 people (24th highest)
> Premature mortality rate: 278.4 per 100,000 people (5th lowest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 5.7% (13th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 14.1% (16th highest)

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37. Washington
> Primary care doctors: 82.1 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 13.9 per 100,000 people (10th lowest)
> Premature mortality rate: 287.9 per 100,000 people (9th lowest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 6.1% (18th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 11.0% (14th lowest)

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36. Illinois
> Primary care doctors: 81.1 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 17.2 per 100,000 people (21st highest)
> Premature mortality rate: 326.8 per 100,000 people (21st lowest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 6.8% (20th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 12.6% (24th lowest)

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