TABLE 1

National General Pediatrician and Family Physician Supplies

1996 Supply2006 Supply10-y Relative Change, (2006 − 1996)/1996, %
General pediatriciansa
    n
        Overall25 89438 98151
        <45 y of age15 15720 13233
        45–54 y of age714211 42460
        55–65 y of age35957425107
    Female, %47.459.325
    International medical graduate, %29.225.6−13
    Practicing in rural community, %b8.48.97
Family physiciansa
    n
        Overall61 50983 08135
        <45 y of age31 94636 00113
        45–55 y of age17 76729 18264
        55–65 y of age11 79617 89852
    Female, %20.333.060
    International medical graduate, %16.916.0−6
    Practicing in rural community, %b23.122.3−4
Estimated child population (0–18 y)67 713 60973 653 0539
    Living in rural areas, %b20.818.2−13
  • a Limited to nonfederal physicians in active clinical practice for >20 hours per week, excluding residents, with censoring at 65 years of age.

  • b Including large rural towns, small rural towns, and isolated rural towns (see rural-urban commuting area categories).