Active Non-Federal Physicians and Doctors

 

Active non-Federal physicians and doctors of medicine in patient care per 10,000 civilian population, according to geographic division and State: United States, 1975, 1985, 1990, and 1993 [Data based on reporting by physicians]

 


                                  Total physicians(1)           Doctors of medicine in patient care(2)
Geographic division and State  1975    1985    1990    1993(3)    1975    1985    1990    1993

 
Number per 10,000 civilian population
 
United States ..............   15.3    20.7    22.2    23.4       13.5    18.0    19.5    20.7
 Mountain ..................   14.3    17.8    19.3    20.0       12.6    15.7    17.0    17.7 
  Montana ..................   10.6    14.0    16.0    17.3       10.1    13.2    15.2    16.3 
  Idaho ....................    9.5    12.1    12.7    13.7        8.9    11.4    12.0    12.7 
  Wyoming...................    9.5    12.9    13.9    14.2        8.9    12.0    13.1    13.1 
  Colorado..................   17.3    20.7    22.1    23.8       15.0    17.7    19.2    20.8 
  New Mexico ...............   12.2    17.0    18.9    19.9       10.1    14.7    16.7    17.7 
  Arizona ..................   16.7    20.2    21.5    21.4       14.1    17.1    18.4    18.4 
  Utah .....................   14.1    17.2    18.5    19.2       13.0    15.5    16.9    17.6 
  Nevada....................   11.9    16.0    16.6    16.4       10.9    14.5    14.9    14.5
 


Notes: (1)Includes active non-Federal doctors of medicine and active doctors of osteopathy. (2)Excludes doctors of osteopathy; States with large numbers are Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Excludes doctors of medicine in medical teaching, administration, research, and other nonpatient care activities. (3)Data for doctors of osteopathy are as of December 31, 1992. Starting in 1989 data for doctors of medicine are as of January 1; in earlier years these data are as of December 31. Data for doctors of osteopathy are as of December 31. See Appendix II of printed copy for physician definitions.

Source: Health United States, 1994 on Publications from the National Center for Health Statistics CD-ROM Table 98 (page 1 of 2). Compiled by Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions based on data from the American Medical Association Physician Distribution and Licensure in the U.S., 1975, Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the U.S., 1986, 1992, and 1994 Editions; American Osteopathic Association: 1975-76 Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians, 1985-86 Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians; Rockville, Md., 1991. American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine: Annual Statistical Report, 1990 and 1993.

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