States ranked by percent of adults with no personal physician

Nevada contains the most adults who report not having a personal physician at 33.8 percent, according to a ranking from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The ranking is based on 2017 data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a state-based, randomized telephone survey of U.S. adults. The figures are weighted based on population characteristics.

In the U.S., the average amount of adults who reported not having at least one personal physician or healthcare provider is 22.5 percent, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Here's how each state stacks up:

Note: The list includes ties.

1. Nevada — 33.8 percent of adults report not having a personal physician
2. Texas — 32.2 percent
3. Wyoming — 31.5 percent
4. Alaska — 31.3 percent
5. North Dakota — 29.1 percent
6. Utah — 29 percent
7. Montana — 28.6 percent
8. New Mexico — 28.5 percent
9. Florida — 28 percent
10. Georgia — 27.5 percent
11. Arizona — 27.4 percent
12. Colorado — 26.1 percent
13. Minnesota — 25.3 percent
14. Idaho — 25.2 percent
15. Oklahoma — 24.8 percent
16. California — 24.5 percent
17. Washington — 24.4 percent
18. South Dakota — 24.2 percent
19. Missouri — 23.8 percent
20. Mississippi — 23.5 percent
21. Oregon — 23.4 percent
22. Virginia — 23.3 percent
23. South Carolina — 22.6 percent
23. Tennessee — 22.6 percent
25. Kansas — 22.4 percent
26. Louisiana — 21.7 percent
27. North Carolina — 21.2 percent
28. Alabama — 20.8 percent
28. New Jersey — 20.8 percent
30. Nebraska — 19.9 percent
31. Arkansas — 19.5 percent
32. West Virginia — 19.3 percent
33. Indiana — 19.2 percent
34. Ohio — 18.8 percent
35. Delaware — 18.4 percent
36. Illinois — 18.1 percent
37. Kentucky — 17.7 percent
37. Wisconsin — 17.7 percent
39. Iowa — 17.4 percent
40. New York — 17.2 percent
41. Hawaii — 16.8 percent
41. Maryland — 16.8 percent
43. Michigan — 15.2 percent
44. Connecticut — 14.6 percent
45. Pennsylvania — 14.5 percent
46. Massachusetts — 13.4 percent
47. New Hampshire — 12.9 percent
48. Maine — 12.8 percent
49. Vermont — 12.6 percent
50. Rhode Island — 12.2 percent

 

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