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North Carolina Health Statistics Pocket Guide - 2003

Table 7 Part 2 - Economic and Health Resources Data

County Income Levels Health Care Personnel, 2003
Persons Per1
Hospital Use Rate, 20035
Per Capita, 2002 Percent Persons Below Poverty, 2002 Primary Care Physician2 Primary Care Physicians Plus Extenders3 Registered Nurse4 Dentist4
North Carolina 27,785 12.3 1,193 860 110 2,432 112
Alamance 26,459 11.1 1,868 1,354 169 2,435 114
Alexander 24,299 8.5 3,453 2,882 448 4,317 108
Alleghany 24,328 17.2 981 691 133 5,395 159
Anson 22,066 17.8 2,293 1,549 205 6,306 163
Ashe 23,853 13.5 1,476 1,197 201 5,017 137
Avery 22,876 15.3 1,206 989 127 3,619 135
Beaufort 22,311 19.5 1,520 1,106 122 3,507 139
Bertie 21,293 23.5 1,801 1,268 187 19,813 137
Bladen 20,936 21.0 1,561 1,108 209 6,557 127
Brunswick 23,908 12.6 2,211 1,511 206 4,306 134
Buncombe 27,288 11.4 696 497 62 1,671 105
Burke 23,890 10.7 1,251 950 99 2,960 126
Cabarrus 29,733 7.1 1,047 821 103 3,678 115
Caldwell 25,235 10.7 1,699 1,277 204 3,907 125
Camden 25,896 10.1 3,922 3,922 314 . 77
Carteret 27,713 10.7 1,377 912 138 1,782 139
Caswell 21,581 14.4 2,636 1,742 439 5,930 49
Catawba 26,925 9.1 1,127 763 92 2,441 107
Chatham 35,151 9.7 1,988 1,335 254 6,711 74
Cherokee 19,752 15.3 1,149 827 115 2,528 103
Chowan 24,743 17.6 1,197 981 111 4,789 126
Clay 21,625 11.4 1,874 1,342 177 3,123 74
Cleveland 23,020 13.3 1,318 1,026 123 2,956 142
Columbus 22,273 22.7 2,098 1,158 119 4,960 155
Craven 26,917 13.1 1,144 823 106 2,261 145
Cumberland 26,323 12.8 1,128 779 141 2,932 103
Currituck 26,481 10.7 4,120 3,259 429 10,299 53
Dare 28,908 8.0 1,234 872 149 1,754 75
Davidson 25,914 10.1 2,140 1,673 215 5,239 100
Davie 28,827 8.6 3,102 2,075 315 4,136 110
Duplin 20,578 19.4 2,031 1,641 196 5,078 130
Durham 30,813 13.4 549 361 49 1,651 93
Edgecombe 22,469 19.6 2,458 1,891 192 6,760 165
Forsyth 31,236 11.1 821 544 64 1,699 114
Franklin 24,043 12.6 3,228 2,676 276 12,913 103
Gaston 27,173 10.9 1,275 937 141 2,898 123
Gates 20,331 17.0 3,611 2,176 492 10,834 66
Graham 20,592 19.5 2,681 1,615 251 4,022 110
Granville 21,787 11.7 1,639 1,177 106 3,746 98
Greene 20,567 20.2 3,976 1,934 301 4,971 106
Guilford 31,225 10.6 1,150 761 92 1,883 109
Halifax 20,197 23.9 1,422 1,096 136 5,687 171
Harnett 22,484 14.9 2,126 1,501 276 4,657 113
Haywood 24,261 11.5 1,329 954 142 2,658 132
Henderson 28,252 9.7 883 688 103 2,423 136
Hertford 21,044 18.3 1,397 842 93 2,969 131
Hoke 17,739 17.7 3,363 2,102 398 6,165 85
Hyde 19,420 15.4 2,860 2,150 272 . 117
Iredell 26,863 8.2 1,360 1,023 93 2,185 133
Jackson 22,744 15.1 946 706 111 3,181 84
Johnston 25,502 12.8 2,234 1,548 278 5,242 109
Jones 21,728 16.9 679 624 364 . 151
Lee 26,598 12.8 1,186 861 148 2,263 154
Lenoir 23,936 16.6 1,202 1,000 107 2,452 195
Lincoln 23,638 9.2 1,774 1,632 256 4,493 110
McDowell 20,951 11.6 2,051 1,213 166 4,787 119
Macon 23,874 12.6 981 813 136 3,138 93
Madison 21,097 15.4 1,537 1,277 303 6,659 103
Martin 22,000 20.2 1,918 1,594 196 4,986 176
Mecklenburg 38,556 9.2 1,073 794 86 1,631 91
Mitchell 20,028 13.8 1,062 812 118 2,654 130
Montgomery 22,606 15.4 3,037 1,752 263 5,466 128
Moore 32,107 11.4 1,150 817 77 1,908 133
Nash 25,998 13.4 1,195 873 102 2,134 142
New Hanover 29,408 13.1 841 569 70 1,386 109
Northampton 22,084 21.3 3,633 2,344 341 21,798 149
Onslow 25,317 12.9 1,725 1,279 206 3,412 109
Orange 33,375 14.1 375 299 50 895 74
Pamlico 24,565 15.3 1,624 1,150 255 3,248 132
Pasquotank 21,576 18.4 911 668 79 2,802 122
Pender 21,720 13.6 3,973 2,159 271 4,855 106
Perquimans 21,603 17.9 5,856 4,403 317 5,856 125
Person 23,690 12.0 2,054 1,635 203 4,109 109
Pitt 24,731 20.3 672 475 56 2,726 102
Polk 31,719 10.1 1,718 1,210 118 2,699 111
Randolph 23,629 9.2 1,956 1,629 271 3,970 107
Richmond 21,163 19.6 1,367 985 125 3,321 203
Robeson 18,328 22.8 1,631 1,071 172 5,231 170
Rockingham 22,930 12.8 1,812 . 173 3,555 149
Rowan 24,910 10.6 1,585 1,171 138 2,833 108
Rutherford 22,355 13.9 1,475 1,170 149 3,731 113
Sampson 23,476 17.6 1,393 1,561 182 6,931 124
Scotland 21,284 20.6 1,145 897 113 3,945 147
Stanly 23,193 10.7 1,312 1,003 151 3,937 132
Stokes 23,040 9.1 3,508 2,798 340 9,121 109
Surry 23,999 12.4 1,161 873 129 2,879 142
Swain 19,662 18.3 636 473 141 6,677 146
Transylvania 26,342 9.5 1,179 1,041 128 3,274 117
Tyrrell 18,800 23.3 4,226 1,822 325 . 96
Union 26,227 8.1 2,160 1,733 236 5,168 92
Vance 21,880 20.5 1,462 1,015 166 3,987 134
Wake 35,515 7.8 1,156 873 102 1,561 88
Warren 17,878 19.5 2,865 2,080 393 4,011 87
Washington 20,969 21.8 2,694 1,763 221 4,489 144
Watauga 24,265 17.9 1,126 881 120 1,944 89
Wayne 23,376 13.8 1,407 1,024 120 2,651 132
Wilkes 24,266 11.9 1,912 1,267 154 3,717 132
Wilson 24,205 18.5 1,645 1,224 130 3,603 123
Yadkin 23,134 10.0 2,301 1,583 332 6,137 126
Yancey 19,680 15.8 1,195 914 272 4,482 114

1. A dash (-) indicates county had no resource of the type stated. Practitioners are by county of practice October 2003.
2. Active federal and nonfederal physicians in general or family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics/gynecology. Physicians providing very little direct patient care are excluded.
3. Physician extenders are nurse practitioners and physician assistants, each weighted as .66 of a physician and added to the number of primary care physicians.
4. Active federal and nonfederal.
5. Based on county of residence. Rates are per 1,000 population, excluding estimated military in Cumberland, Onslow, Craven, and Wayne counties. Numerators are provisional 2003 discharges from nonfederal hospitals located in North Carolina. Normal newborn babies are excluded. Only North Carolina residents served in North Carolina hopitals are included. Counties with a large percentage of patients leaving North Carolina for hospital care are: Camden, Caswell, Clay, Currituck, Dare, and Gates.

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