Special Report

States Most (and Least) Prepared for a Disaster

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12. Pennsylvania (tied)
> Pct. of adults who volunteer: 34.2% (20th highest)
> Avg. EMS arrival time (urban/rural): 6.7 minutes / 10.7 minutes
> Pct. population within 50 miles of a trauma center: 97.5% (22nd lowest – tied)
> State and local gov’t spending: $11,219 (18th highest)

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12. Iowa (tied)
> Pct. of adults who volunteer: 41.5% (4th highest)
> Avg. EMS arrival time (urban/rural): 5.2 minutes / 13.6 minutes
> Pct. population within 50 miles of a trauma center: 100.0% (the highest – tied)
> State and local gov’t spending: $11,139 (20th highest)

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12. New Hampshire (tied)
> Pct. of adults who volunteer: 35.7% (17th highest)
> Avg. EMS arrival time (urban/rural): 9.0 minutes / 12.5 minutes
> Pct. population within 50 miles of a trauma center: 100.0% (the highest – tied)
> State and local gov’t spending: $9,430 (16th lowest)

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12. Missouri (tied)
> Pct. of adults who volunteer: 31.9% (24th lowest)
> Avg. EMS arrival time (urban/rural): 8.5 minutes / 13.0 minutes
> Pct. population within 50 miles of a trauma center: 94.6% (17th lowest)
> State and local gov’t spending: $8,797 (10th lowest)

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9. New York (tied)
> Pct. of adults who volunteer: 25.3% (4th lowest)
> Avg. EMS arrival time (urban/rural): 5.3 minutes / 9.7 minutes
> Pct. population within 50 miles of a trauma center: 98.9% (20th highest – tied)
> State and local gov’t spending: $16,778 (3rd highest)