TABLE 3

State-Specific Summaries of Child Physician Maldistribution in 2006

StateEstimated Child PopulationAggregate Per-Capita SupplyChildren in Low–Physician Supply Regions (>3000 Children per Physician)Children in High–Physician Supply Regions (<1000 Children per Physician)
No. of Children per PhysicianState RankProportion, %State RankaProportion, %State Ranka
United States73 653 0531420NA16.7NA17.6NA
Alabama1 093 52816974426.84210.113
Alaska191 1371332208.9101.63
Arizona1 596 54317874514.82014.121
Arkansas681 52916814137.75015.824
California9 686 34415083617.63014.622
Colorado1 181 3451377237.6723.035
Connecticut836 40212881511.71535.146
Washington, DC110 22144310110051
Delaware193 310110440118.525
Florida4 092 7651421288.0819.328
Georgia2 340 30715503715.1249.712
Hawaii306 5311109629.44539.148
Idaho384 21620655030.9470.82
Illinois3 204 48414022512.51812.418
Indiana1 629 22315933918.2327.07
Iowa686 09914513020.43421.031
Kansas662 74116954317.4297.18
Kentucky983 71915593822.03710.916
Louisiana1 157 60916164027.24410.214
Maine276 75312481133.94832.643
Maryland1 408 503116475.4327.939
Massachusetts1 452 039980310.11134.445
Michigan2 507 40314132617.42819.327
Minnesota1 239 7291183912.01624.536
Mississippi752 56520504942.2519.111
Missouri1 409 84413342120.93625.437
Montana209 81714523115.02214.020
Nebraska444 39613492212.01735.947
Nevada633 7942151517.6601
New Hampshire308 12112551216.62733.344
New Jersey2 168 8251189108.7927.038
New Mexico500 54714202720.63510.815
New York4 539 2601105510.51229.642
North Carolina2 130 05214703218.1318.310
North Dakota143 58113261916.42620.029
Ohio2 743 41413081814.01929.141
Oklahoma845 63818414634.8496.16
Oregon847 93513011610.81321.933
Pennsylvania2 803 51614883322.23812.919
Rhode Island248 6111169814.92143.349
South Carolina1 011 00715013419.43318.926
South Dakota186 58515073522.83911.717
Tennessee1 421 94714302915.12322.334
Texas6 382 39118734826.1417.29
Utah761 95318414730.5465.74
Vermont128 496933225.14051.650
Virginia1 816 79113071711.61421.030
Washington1 503 8291258137.5415.323
West Virginia380 83814012427.24329.040
Wisconsin1 308 8261258147.5521.732
Wyoming117 99316944215.7255.95
  • NA indicates not applicable.

  • a State ranks for proportions of children in high–supply and low–supply regions were determined as follows: the smaller the proportion of a state's children residing in an area with extreme supply, the better the rank (with the top rank being 1).