Gender ratio of physicians across 50 states

Women make up a little more than one-third of the professionally active physician workforce in the U.S., according to March 2019 data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

A little more than 1 million professionally active physicians are currently practicing in the U.S., 359,409 of whom are female. This translates to a gender ratio of 1.8 male physicians to 1 female physician.

Here is the gender ratio for all 50 states and Washington, D.C., ranked in descending order, based on data from KFF.


Note: Male to female ratios are presented as X:1 and were obtained by dividing both female and male figures by the number of males in each state. The ratios do not take unspecified gender numbers into account. The national percentage of female physicians mentioned above may be a slight underestimate and may not reflect the ratios in this table because it is a percentage of the total number of physicians, which includes those who did not specify gender. All rounding is to the nearest tenth. 

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