Special Report

States With the Fewest (and Most) Doctors per Person

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35. Colorado
> Primary care doctors: 81.0 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 14.3 per 100,000 people (16th lowest)
> Premature mortality rate: 281.9 per 100,000 people (6th lowest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 7.5% (23rd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 10.3% (9th lowest)

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34. Pennsylvania
> Primary care doctors: 81.0 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 15.1 per 100,000 people (19th lowest)
> Premature mortality rate: 357.4 per 100,000 people (19th highest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 5.5% (12th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 12.5% (23rd lowest)

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33. Wisconsin
> Primary care doctors: 79.8 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 15.4 per 100,000 people (22nd lowest)
> Premature mortality rate: 306.7 per 100,000 people (15th lowest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 5.4% (10th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 11.3% (19th lowest)

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32. Michigan
> Primary care doctors: 79.3 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 17.4 per 100,000 people (20th highest)
> Premature mortality rate: 366.1 per 100,000 people (16th highest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 5.2% (7th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 14.2% (15th highest)

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31. West Virginia
> Primary care doctors: 78.8 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 24.1 per 100,000 people (2nd highest)
> Premature mortality rate: 493.0 per 100,000 people (2nd highest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 6.1% (18th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 19.1% (4th highest)

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