Special Report

States With the Fewest (and Most) Doctors per Person

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30. California
> Primary care doctors: 78.5 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 17.5 per 100,000 people (19th highest)
> Premature mortality rate: 270.2 per 100,000 people (2nd lowest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 7.2% (21st lowest)
> Poverty rate: 13.3% (22nd highest)

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29. Ohio
> Primary care doctors: 76.7 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 17.0 per 100,000 people (22nd highest)
> Premature mortality rate: 403.4 per 100,000 people (10th highest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 6.0% (15th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 14.0% (17th highest)

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28. Virginia
> Primary care doctors: 76.4 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 15.9 per 100,000 people (25th highest)
> Premature mortality rate: 319.7 per 100,000 people (20th lowest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 8.8% (19th highest)
> Poverty rate: 10.6% (11th lowest)

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27. Kansas
> Primary care doctors: 76.2 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 15.0 per 100,000 people (18th lowest)
> Premature mortality rate: 349.1 per 100,000 people (21st highest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 8.7% (20th highest)
> Poverty rate: 11.9% (21st lowest)

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26. North Dakota
> Primary care doctors: 76.0 per 100,000 people
> Adults in fair or poor health: 14.3 per 100,000 people (15th lowest)
> Premature mortality rate: 317.3 per 100,000 people (19th lowest)
> Share of pop. without health insurance: 7.5% (23rd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 10.3% (9th lowest)

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