Special Report

States Most (and Least) Prepared for a Disaster

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34. Montana (tied)
> Pct. of adults who volunteer: 38.8% (7th highest)
> Avg. EMS arrival time (urban/rural): 5.0 minutes / 12.3 minutes
> Pct. population within 50 miles of a trauma center: 85.8% (6th lowest)
> State and local gov’t spending: $9,599 (19th lowest)

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34. Oklahoma (tied)
> Pct. of adults who volunteer: 32.0% (25th lowest)
> Avg. EMS arrival time (urban/rural): 7.4 minutes / 15.0 minutes
> Pct. population within 50 miles of a trauma center: 99.8% (14th highest)
> State and local gov’t spending: $8,788 (9th lowest)

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26. New Jersey (tied)
> Pct. of adults who volunteer: 26.1% (7th lowest)
> Avg. EMS arrival time (urban/rural): 8.8 minutes / 19.0 minutes
> Pct. population within 50 miles of a trauma center: 100.0% (the highest – tied)
> State and local gov’t spending: $12,271 (9th highest)

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26. Illinois (tied)
> Pct. of adults who volunteer: 28.1% (14th lowest)
> Avg. EMS arrival time (urban/rural): 4.5 minutes / 12.5 minutes
> Pct. population within 50 miles of a trauma center: 99.3% (19th highest)
> State and local gov’t spending: $10,923 (21st highest)

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26. Maine (tied)
> Pct. of adults who volunteer: 38.7% (8th highest)
> Avg. EMS arrival time (urban/rural): 6.8 minutes / 11.6 minutes
> Pct. population within 50 miles of a trauma center: 96.9% (21st lowest)
> State and local gov’t spending: $9,744 (21st lowest)