Table 115Community hospital beds and average annual percent change, by state: United States, selected years 1960–2008

[Data are based on reporting by a census of hospitals]

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State1960197019801990200020081960–19701970–19801980–19901990–20002000–2008
Beds per 1,000 resident population 1Average annual percent change 2
United States3.64.34.53.72.92.71.80.5−1.9−2.4−0.9
 Alabama2.84.35.14.63.73.34.41.7−1.0−2.2−1.4
 Alaska2.42.32.72.32.32.3−0.41.6−1.6
 Arizona3.04.13.62.72.12.03.2−1.3−2.8−2.5−0.6
 Arkansas2.94.25.04.63.73.43.81.8−0.8−2.2−1.1
 California3.03.83.62.72.11.92.4−0.5−2.8−2.5−1.2
 Colorado3.84.64.23.22.22.01.9−0.9−2.7−3.7−1.2
 Connecticut3.43.43.52.92.32.30.3−1.9−2.3
 Delaware3.73.73.63.02.32.4−0.3−1.8−2.60.5
 District of Columbia5.97.47.37.65.85.72.3−0.10.4−2.7−0.2
 Florida3.14.45.13.93.22.93.61.5−2.6−2.0−1.2
 Georgia2.83.84.64.02.92.63.11.9−1.4−3.2−1.4
 Hawaii3.73.43.12.72.52.4−0.8−0.9−1.4−0.8−0.5
 Idaho3.24.03.73.22.72.22.3−0.8−1.4−1.7−2.5
 Illinois4.04.75.14.03.02.71.60.8−2.4−2.8−1.3
 Indiana3.14.04.53.93.22.82.61.2−1.4−2.0−1.7
 Iowa3.95.65.75.14.03.53.70.2−1.1−2.4−1.7
 Kansas4.25.45.84.84.03.72.50.7−1.9−1.8−1.0
 Kentucky3.04.04.54.33.73.32.91.2−0.5−1.5−1.4
 Louisiana3.94.24.84.63.93.60.71.3−0.4−1.6−1.0
 Maine3.44.74.73.72.92.73.3−2.4−2.4−0.9
 Maryland3.33.13.62.82.12.1−0.61.5−2.5−2.8
 Massachusetts4.24.44.43.62.62.40.5−2.0−3.2−1.0
 Michigan3.34.34.43.72.62.52.70.2−1.7−3.5−0.5
 Minnesota4.86.15.74.43.43.02.4−0.7−2.6−2.5−1.6
 Mississippi2.94.45.35.04.84.54.31.9−0.6−0.4−0.8
 Missouri3.95.15.74.83.63.22.71.1−1.7−2.8−1.5
 Montana5.15.85.95.84.73.91.30.2−0.2−2.1−2.3
 Nebraska4.46.26.05.54.84.13.5−0.3−0.9−1.4−2.0
 Nevada3.94.24.22.81.92.00.7−4.0−3.80.6
 New Hampshire4.44.03.93.12.32.2−0.9−0.3−2.3−2.9−0.6
 New Jersey3.13.64.23.73.02.41.51.6−1.3−2.1−2.8
 New Mexico2.93.53.12.81.92.01.9−1.2−1.0−3.80.6
 New York4.34.64.54.13.53.10.7−0.2−0.9−1.6−1.5
 North Carolina3.43.84.23.32.92.51.11.0−2.4−1.3−1.8
 North Dakota5.26.87.47.06.05.42.70.8−0.6−1.5−1.3
 Ohio3.44.24.74.03.02.92.11.1−1.6−2.8−0.4
 Oklahoma3.24.54.64.03.23.03.50.2−1.4−2.2−0.8
 Oregon3.54.03.52.81.91.81.3−1.3−2.2−3.8−0.7
 Pennsylvania4.14.74.84.43.43.21.40.2−0.9−2.5−0.8
 Rhode Island3.74.03.83.22.32.30.8−0.5−1.7−3.2
 South Carolina2.93.73.93.32.92.82.50.5−1.7−1.3−0.4
 South Dakota4.55.65.56.15.75.12.2−0.21.0−0.7−1.4
 Tennessee3.44.75.54.83.63.43.31.6−1.4−2.8−0.7
 Texas3.34.34.73.52.72.52.70.9−2.9−2.6−1.0
 Utah2.83.63.12.61.91.82.5−1.5−1.7−3.1−0.7
 Vermont4.54.54.43.02.72.1−0.2−3.8−1.0−3.1
 Virginia3.03.74.13.32.42.32.11.0−2.1−3.1−0.5
 Washington3.33.53.12.51.91.70.6−1.2−2.1−2.7−1.4
 West Virginia4.15.45.54.74.44.12.80.2−1.6−0.7−0.9
 Wisconsin4.35.24.93.82.92.41.9−0.6−2.5−2.7−2.3
 Wyoming4.65.53.64.83.93.91.8−4.12.9−2.1

Quantity zero.

1

Civilian population for 1997 and earlier years.

2

NOTE: The types of facilities included in the category of community hospitals have changed over time. See Appendix II, Hospital.

SOURCE: American Hospital Association (AHA): Hospitals. JAHA 35(15):383–430, 1961 (Copyright 1961: Used with permission of AHA); AHA Annual Survey of Hospitals for 1970 and 1980 unpublished; Hospital Statistics 1991–1992, 2001–2010 editions. Chicago, IL. (Copyrights 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001–2010: Used with permission of Health Forum LLC, an affiliate of the AHA.)

From: Trend Tables

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