50 states ranked by the share of adults who went a year without visiting a physician

Here is a ranking of the 50 states by the percentage of adults who did not see or talk to a general physician in 12 months.

This list is based on data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics.

The percentage of adults who did not visit a general physician in the 12 months from 2013-14 range from 15.9 percent in Vermont to 48.1 percent in Montana. The national average was 34.0 percent.

State-level differences in the percentage of uninsured Americans may affect healthcare access and utilization. For example, the percentage of adults who did not see a general physician within 12 months was lower in states with partnership marketplaces as opposed to Federally Facilitated Marketplace states.

Estimates are based on the 2014 National Health interview survey, a nationally representative sample of the noninstitutionalized U.S. population between the ages of 18 and 64.

States total 50, although the list includes ties, which are represented with bullets and result in a numerical listing of 43.

1.    Vermont – 15.9 percent
2.    Delaware – 18.4 percent
3.    Virginia – 23.9 percent
4.    Pennsylvania – 26.4 percent
5.    Michigan – 27.2 percent
6.    Wisconsin – 27.4 percent
7.    New Hampshire – 27.6 percent
8.    North Dakota - 27.7 percent
9.    Oklahoma – 28.3 percent
10.    Rhode Island – 28.5 percent
•    Massachusetts – 28.5 percent
11.    Tennessee – 29.1 percent
12.    Ohio – 29.3 percent
13.    Iowa – 29.4 percent
14.    Connecticut – 29.6 percent
15.    District of Columbia – 30.3 percent
16.    Maryland – 30. 6 percent
17.    New York – 31.0 percent
18.    Alabama – 31.1 percent
19.    Maine – 31.2 percent
20.    Kentucky – 31.9 percent
21.    Missouri – 32.8 percent
22.    Illinois – 32.9 percent
23.    Arkansas – 33.2 percent
24.    Oregon – 33.5 percent
25.    Minnesota – 33.7 percent
26.    New Jersey – 34.7 percent
27.    Indiana – 35.6 percent
28.    Kansas – 36.0 percent
•    West Virginia - 36.0 percent
29.    Louisiana – 36.5 percent
30.    Washington – 36.7 percent
•    California – 36.7 percent
31.    North Carolina – 37.4 percent
32.    Florida – 37.7 percent
33.    Colorado – 37.9 percent
34.    Arizona – 38.6 percent
•    Georgia – 38.6 percent
•    Texas – 38.6 percent
35.    Hawaii – 39.0 percent
•    Wyoming – 39.0 percent
36.    Mississippi – 39.3 percent
•    Utah – 39.3 percent
37.    Nebraska – 40.4 percent
38.    Idaho – 41.5 percent
•    South Carolina - 41.5 percent
39.    New Mexico – 41.7 percent
40.    Nevada – 43.7 percent
41.    Alaska – 45.8 percent
42.    South Dakota – 47.7 percent
43.    Montana – 48.1 percent

 

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