Table 100Active physicians and physicians in patient care, by state: United States, selected years 1975–2010

[Data are based on reporting by physicians]

StateActive physicians1,2Physicians in patient care1,2,3
1975198519952000420092010197519851995200020092010
Number per 10,000 civilian population
United States15.320.724.225.827.327.213.518.021.322.725.824.0
 Alabama9.214.218.419.821.521.48.613.117.018.220.620.6
 Alaska8.413.015.718.524.124.37.812.114.216.323.023.3
 Arizona16.720.221.420.922.622.614.117.118.217.621.621.6
 Arkansas9.113.817.318.820.420.28.512.816.017.319.619.4
 California18.823.723.723.826.226.117.321.521.721.624.724.7
 Colorado17.320.723.724.026.926.915.017.720.620.925.525.5
 Connecticut19.827.632.833.736.636.017.724.329.530.334.133.6
 Delaware14.319.723.424.726.326.312.717.119.721.025.125.2
 District of Columbia39.655.363.662.574.176.934.645.653.654.565.768.8
 Florida15.220.222.924.126.026.013.417.820.321.224.925.0
 Georgia11.516.219.720.421.321.310.614.718.018.620.120.2
 Hawaii16.221.524.826.431.731.314.719.822.824.030.029.6
 Idaho9.512.113.915.818.318.48.911.413.114.417.917.9
 Illinois14.520.524.826.127.827.913.118.222.123.126.526.6
 Indiana10.614.718.420.022.322.29.613.216.618.021.321.3
 Iowa11.415.619.219.822.821.89.412.415.115.520.520.8
 Kansas12.817.320.821.824.024.011.215.118.018.823.023.1
 Kentucky10.915.119.220.623.123.110.113.918.019.122.322.2
 Louisiana11.417.321.723.825.325.410.516.120.322.424.324.5
 Maine12.818.722.326.831.531.810.715.618.221.729.830.2
 Maryland18.630.434.135.439.939.116.524.929.931.135.634.9
 Massachusetts20.830.237.538.643.343.418.325.433.234.439.940.0
 Michigan15.420.824.826.328.828.912.016.019.020.227.527.6
 Minnesota14.920.523.424.928.930.113.718.521.523.027.428.2
 Mississippi8.411.813.916.618.218.38.011.113.015.217.517.6
 Missouri15.020.523.924.726.126.311.616.319.720.224.825.1
 Montana10.614.018.420.422.922.510.113.217.118.822.221.8
 Nebraska12.115.719.821.725.024.510.914.418.320.123.823.4
 Nevada11.916.016.718.019.819.810.914.514.615.919.219.2
 New Hampshire14.318.121.523.829.229.513.116.719.821.728.028.2
 New Jersey16.223.429.331.132.531.814.019.824.926.230.730.1
 New Mexico12.217.020.220.924.123.810.114.718.018.522.622.5
 New York22.729.035.336.237.336.420.225.231.632.335.134.2
 North Carolina11.716.921.122.325.025.010.615.019.420.523.623.7
 North Dakota9.715.820.519.225.125.09.214.918.919.824.224.1
 Ohio14.119.923.825.428.328.512.216.820.021.327.027.3
 Oklahoma11.616.118.819.421.021.09.412.914.714.820.220.2
 Oregon15.619.721.622.928.028.313.817.619.520.526.726.9
 Pennsylvania16.623.630.131.632.732.613.919.224.625.430.830.7
 Rhode Island17.823.330.432.537.037.116.120.226.728.835.135.2
 South Carolina10.014.718.921.022.823.39.313.617.619.421.922.4
 South Dakota8.213.416.719.223.423.07.712.315.717.722.622.2
 Tennessee12.417.722.523.626.226.011.316.220.821.825.024.8
 Texas12.516.819.420.321.621.511.014.717.317.920.620.6
 Utah14.117.219.219.621.021.013.015.517.617.819.820.0
 Vermont18.223.826.932.035.935.715.520.324.228.833.533.4
 Virginia12.919.522.523.927.427.011.917.820.822.026.025.7
 Washington15.320.222.523.727.027.113.617.920.221.225.425.5
 West Virginia11.016.321.023.525.825.510.014.617.919.524.724.5
 Wisconsin12.517.721.523.126.526.811.415.919.620.925.325.6
 Wyoming9.512.915.317.319.719.78.912.013.915.719.119.1
1

Includes active doctors of medicine (MDs) and active doctors of osteopathy (DOs). See Appendix II, Physician.

2

Starting with 2003 data, federal and nonfederal physicians are included. Data prior to 2003 included nonfederal physicians only.

3

Prior to 2006, excludes DOs. Excludes physicians in medical teaching, administration, research, and other nonpatient care activities. Includes residents.

4

Data for DOs are as of January 2001.

NOTES: Data for MDs are as of December 31. Data for DOs are as of May 31, unless otherwise specified. Starting with Health, United States, 2012, data for DOs for 2009 and beyond are from the American Medical Association (AMA). Prior to 2009, data for DOs are from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

SOURCE: American Medical Association: Physician distribution and medical licensure in the U.S., 1975; Physician characteristics and distribution in the U.S., 1986 edition; 1996–1997 edition; 2009–2012 edition; Department of Physician Practice and Communication Information, Division of Survey and Data Resources, AMA. (Copyright 1976, 1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012: Used with the permission of the AMA); American Osteopathic Association: 1975–1976 Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians, 1985–1986 Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians; American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine: Annual Statistical Report, 1996; American Osteopathic Association: Factsheet 2006, 2006; Osteopathic Medical Profession Report 2008 and 2009; and unpublished data. See Appendix I, American Medical Association (AMA) Physician Masterfile; American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

From: Trend Tables

Cover of Health, United States, 2012
Health, United States, 2012: With Special Feature on Emergency Care.
National Center for Health Statistics (US).
Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2013 May.

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