Data table for Figure 22. Patient care physician supply and distribution among United States counties, by county metropolitan status: United States, 2004
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NOTE: See Chartbook Figure 22.

Characteristic Total Metropolitan counties1 Nonmetropolitan counties
All counties:
Number of patient care physicians707,380646,57160,809
Patient care physicians per 10,000 population24.126.512.2
Distribution among counties:
Patient care physicians per 10,000 populationNumber of counties
013411123
0.1–2.8620574131
2.87–24.12,4547311,723
24–22634827474
Patient care physicians per 10,000 populationPercent of counties
04.31.06.0
0.1–2.866.56.86.4
2.87–24.178.167.184.0
24–22611.125.13.6
Patient care physicians per 10,000 populationPopulation in counties
0419,77372,270347,503
0.1–2.863,199,7051,634,4331,565,272
2.87–24.1164,762,304119,992,66244,769,642
24–226125,273,622122,257,3773,016,245
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Metropolitan counties are defined using the Office of Management and Budget definition. See Appendix II, Metropolitan statistical area.

NOTES: Data are for active, nonfederal, patient care physicians. Doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy are included. Patient care physicians include office-based physicians, full-time hospital staff, and residents or fellows. See Appendix II, Physician.

SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration, 2005 Area Resource File.

From: Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans

Cover of Health, United States, 2007
Health, United States, 2007: With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans.
National Center for Health Statistics (US) .
Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2007 Nov.

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