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Table 104Active physicians and doctors of medicine in patient care, by geographic division and state: United States, selected years 1975–2004
[Data are based on reporting by physicians]
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Total physicians 1 Doctors of medicine in patient care 2
Geographic division and state 1975 1985 1995 3 2004 4,5 1975 1985 1995 2004 5
Number per 10,000 civilian population
United States15.320.724.226.313.518.021.323.2
New England19.126.732.537.216.922.928.832.6
 Connecticut19.827.632.835.017.724.329.531.3
 Maine12.818.722.329.610.715.618.224.0
 Massachusetts20.830.237.541.718.325.433.237.4
 New Hampshire14.318.121.526.213.116.719.823.6
 Rhode Island17.823.330.434.616.120.226.730.7
 Vermont18.223.826.935.115.520.324.231.9
Middle Atlantic19.526.132.435.017.022.228.029.4
 New Jersey16.223.429.331.614.019.824.926.8
 New York22.729.035.337.120.225.231.633.0
 Pennsylvania16.623.630.131.713.919.224.625.6
East North Central13.919.323.326.612.016.419.822.5
 Illinois14.520.524.827.213.118.222.124.1
 Indiana10.614.718.421.69.613.216.619.6
 Michigan15.420.824.827.112.016.019.021.3
 Ohio14.119.923.827.212.216.820.023.0
 Wisconsin12.517.721.525.311.415.919.623.1
West North Central13.318.321.825.811.415.618.921.5
 Iowa11.415.619.221.09.412.415.116.6
 Kansas12.817.320.823.211.215.118.020.1
 Minnesota14.920.523.427.513.718.521.525.3
 Missouri15.020.523.925.711.616.319.721.4
 Nebraska12.115.719.823.510.914.418.321.6
 North Dakota9.715.820.523.89.214.918.922.1
 South Dakota8.213.416.722.17.712.315.720.3
South Atlantic14.019.723.426.412.617.621.023.6
 Delaware14.319.723.425.912.717.119.722.2
 District of Columbia39.655.363.674.234.645.653.664.2
 Florida15.220.222.925.113.417.820.322.2
 Georgia11.516.219.722.010.614.718.020.0
 Maryland18.630.434.139.316.524.929.933.8
 North Carolina11.716.921.124.510.615.019.422.6
 South Carolina10.014.718.922.69.313.617.621.0
 Virginia12.919.522.526.511.917.820.824.2
 West Virginia11.016.321.024.610.014.617.920.4
East South Central10.515.019.223.09.714.017.820.7
 Alabama9.214.218.421.18.613.117.019.5
 Kentucky10.915.119.222.710.113.918.021.0
 Mississippi8.411.813.918.48.011.113.016.8
 Tennessee12.417.722.525.411.316.220.823.4
West South Central11.916.419.521.610.514.517.319.2
 Arkansas9.113.817.320.58.512.816.018.9
 Louisiana11.417.321.725.310.516.120.323.9
 Oklahoma11.616.118.820.39.412.914.715.6
 Texas12.516.819.421.211.014.717.318.9
Mountain14.317.820.221.212.615.717.819.8
 Arizona16.720.221.422.214.117.118.218.9
 Colorado17.320.723.726.615.017.720.623.3
 Idaho9.512.113.917.78.911.413.116.1
 Montana10.614.018.422.710.113.217.120.9
 Nevada11.916.016.719.210.914.514.617.2
 New Mexico12.217.020.223.810.114.718.021.2
 Utah14.117.219.221.013.015.517.619.0
 Wyoming9.512.915.319.28.912.013.917.7
Total physicians 1 Doctors of medicine in patient care 2
Geographic division and state 1975 1985 1995 3 2004 4,5 1975 1985 1995 2004 5
Number per 10,000 civilian population
Pacific17.922.523.326.216.320.521.223.1
 Alaska8.413.015.723.27.812.114.220.5
 California18.823.723.725.217.321.521.722.9
 Hawaii16.221.524.831.014.719.822.828.1
 Oregon15.619.721.626.313.817.619.523.6
 Washington15.320.222.526.213.617.920.223.6
1

Includes active doctors of medicine and active doctors of osteopathy. See Appendix II, Physician.

2

Excludes doctors of osteopathy (DOs); states with more than 3,000 active DOs are Florida, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. States with fewer than 100 active DOs are North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia. Excludes doctors of medicine in medical teaching, administration, research, and other nonpatient care activities.

3

Data for doctors of osteopathy are as of July 1996.

4

Data for doctors of osteopathy are as of June 2004.

5

Data for the year 2004 include federal and non-federal physicians. Prior to the year 2003, the data include non-federal physicians only.

NOTES: Data for doctors of medicine are as of December 31. Data for additional years are available. See Appendix III.

SOURCES: American Medical Association (AMA). Physician distribution and medical licensure in the U.S., 1975; Physician characteristics and distribution in the U.S., 1986 edition; 1996–1997 edition; 2006 edition; Department of Physician Practice and Communication Information, Division of Survey and Data Resources, AMA. (Copyrights 1976, 1986, 1997, 2006: Used with the permission of the AMA); American Osteopathic Association: 1975–76 Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians, 1985–86 Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians; American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine: 2004 Annual Report on Osteopathic Medical Education, 2004.

From: Trend Tables

Cover of Health, United States, 2006
Health, United States, 2006: With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans.
National Center for Health Statistics (US) .
Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2006 Nov.

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