How many patients in each state skip a physician visit due to cost?

Hawaii, Iowa and North Dakota were among the states with the lowest percentage of patients who reported there was a time during the past 12 months when they needed to see a physician but could not because of cost, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis.

KFF utilized data from the CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey results from 2013 through 2017. The percentages are weighted to reflect population characteristics.

Here is a state-by-state breakdown of patients who reported not seeing a physician during 2017 due to costs, from highest to lowest percentage:

Texas — 19.6 percent of patients
Mississippi — 18.2 percent
Louisiana — 17.1 percent
Georgia — 17.0 percent
Nevada — 16.8 percent
Oklahoma — 16.6 percent
Alabama — 16.5 percent
Arkansas — 16.4 percent
Florida — 16.3 percent
North Carolina — 16.1 percent
South Carolina — 15.2 percent
Tennessee — 15.0 percent
Wyoming — 15.0 percent
West Virginia — 14.8 percent
Arizona — 14.1 percent
New Jersey — 14.0 percent
Missouri — 13.8 percent
New Mexico — 13.8 percent
Idaho — 13.6 percent
Utah — 13.5 percent
Virginia — 13.5 percent
Colorado — 12.9 percent
Delaware — 12.9 percent
Oregon — 12.8 percent
Indiana — 12.6 percent
Alaska — 12.4 percent
Kentucky — 12.3 percent
Kansas — 12.1 percent
Illinois — 12.0 percent
Rhode Island — 12.0 percent
California — 11.8 percent
Maine — 11.7 percent
Nebraska — 11.7 percent
Montana — 11.6 percent
New York — 11.6 percent
Michigan — 11.4 percent
Ohio — 11.3 percent
Washington — 11.2 percent
Wisconsin — 10.8 percent
Connecticut — 10.5 percent
Maryland — 10.5 percent
Pennsylvania — 10.4 percent
South Dakota — 9.9 percent
Minnesota — 9.8 percent
New Hampshire — 9.4 percent
Massachusetts — 9.3 percent
Vermont — 8.8 percent
Hawaii — 8.0 percent
North Dakota — 8.0 percent
Iowa — 7.9 percent

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