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Table 7 Part 2 - Economic and Health Resources Data

County Income Levels Health Care Personnel, 2005
Persons Per1
Hospital Use Rate, 20055
Per Capita, 2004 Percent Persons Below Poverty Primary Care Physician2 Primary Care Physicians Plus Extenders3 Registered Nurse4 Dentist4
North Carolina 29,322 12.3 1,056 749 109 2,302 110
Alamance 27,016 11.1 1,523 1,118 172 2,349 111
Alexander 25,234 8.5 3,263 1,966 342 5,983 109
Alleghany 25,425 17.2 909 781 195 5,456 161
Anson 21,845 17.8 2,577 1,686 197 6,442 152
Ashe 24,451 13.5 1,500 1,145 214 5,100 129
Avery 24,101 15.3 1,288 1,004 127 3,005 145
Beaufort 24,401 19.5 1,534 1,116 116 2,876 136
Bertie 22,489 23.5 2,806 1,377 207 19,640 150
Bladen 23,223 21.0 1,643 1,177 222 6,573 124
Brunswick 24,805 12.6 2,294 1,341 210 3,441 121
Buncombe 28,037 11.4 591 422 60 1,516 99
Burke 24,591 10.7 1,193 868 95 2,453 120
Cabarrus 30,500 7.1 958 738 100 3,343 117
Caldwell 25,948 10.7 1,914 1,431 213 3,568 124
Camden 26,276 10.1 9,008 9,008 530 . 72
Carteret 29,177 10.7 1,460 931 140 1,793 130
Caswell 22,046 14.4 2,970 2,103 410 7,920 52
Catawba 27,829 9.1 1,104 711 89 2,258 105
Chatham 35,426 9.7 2,244 1,670 246 4,006 79
Cherokee 20,549 15.3 1,138 812 135 2,618 93
Chowan 26,043 17.6 804 701 98 3,618 114
Clay 22,093 11.4 1,646 992 241 2,469 73
Cleveland 25,006 13.3 1,198 877 115 3,131 147
Columbus 23,796 22.7 1,759 1,020 123 4,957 148
Craven 29,456 13.1 1,065 790 98 2,260 144
Cumberland 29,425 12.8 836 595 137 2,564 110
Currituck 28,362 10.7 5,746 4,320 354 4,597 45
Dare 31,401 8.0 1,289 838 155 1,740 58
Davidson 27,029 10.1 2,173 1,640 222 5,715 102
Davie 30,371 8.6 2,595 1,920 348 3,244 112
Duplin 23,383 19.4 1,854 1,240 199 4,327 131
Durham 32,649 13.4 374 251 48 1,523 94
Edgecombe 23,923 19.6 2,306 1,645 173 6,629 160
Forsyth 33,575 11.0 724 464 60 1,745 114
Franklin 25,191 12.6 2,576 2,227 268 9,018 103
Gaston 28,961 10.9 1,197 868 133 2,486 127
Gates 22,179 17.0 11,219 6,758 488 . 62
Graham 22,230 19.5 2,030 1,112 262 8,119 115
Granville 22,328 11.7 1,241 887 105 3,557 101
Greene 21,993 20.2 2,882 1,643 284 4,035 97
Guilford 32,888 10.6 1,024 691 90 1,870 107
Halifax 21,497 23.9 1,308 1,050 145 4,327 170
Harnett 23,659 14.9 2,540 1,737 285 5,080 114
Haywood 25,346 11.5 1,316 995 138 2,573 135
Henderson 28,721 9.7 873 654 106 2,274 124
Hertford 21,736 18.3 1,193 764 89 2,386 136
Hoke 18,817 17.7 4,522 2,231 380 8,139 82
Hyde 21,028 15.4 5,587 1,535 233 . 124
Iredell 28,832 8.2 1,205 883 92 2,329 131
Jackson 23,679 15.1 813 604 114 2,235 101
Johnston 26,907 12.8 2,286 1,573 264 4,877 107
Jones 23,895 16.9 539 473 250 10,246 152
Lee 26,455 12.8 1,222 870 147 2,561 135
Lenoir 25,812 16.6 1,267 1,018 102 2,158 194
Lincoln 24,692 9.2 2,107 1,786 236 3,659 111
McDowell 21,965 11.6 2,056 1,193 164 4,797 112
Macon 24,529 12.6 880 758 160 2,170 95
Madison 22,295 15.4 1,353 1,151 344 10,148 91
Martin 23,528 20.2 1,639 1,393 186 4,916 161
Mecklenburg 40,416 9.2 985 704 87 1,580 91
Mitchell 20,598 13.8 934 758 108 2,647 128
Montgomery 23,615 15.4 2,736 1,791 285 5,472 118
Moore 33,447 11.4 998 663 77 1,555 127
Nash 27,988 13.4 1,006 767 101 1,990 133
New Hanover 30,466 13.1 788 497 70 1,443 103
Northampton 25,074 21.3 3,595 2,319 332 21,568 153
Onslow 28,104 12.9 1,293 972 208 2,868 111
Orange 35,191 14.1 283 227 47 841 76
Pamlico 26,002 15.3 2,178 1,513 290 2,614 125
Pasquotank 23,256 18.4 1,023 731 86 3,240 109
Pender 22,288 13.6 3,878 2,336 304 4,654 107
Perquimans 24,096 17.9 6,077 3,054 467 6,077 114
Person 24,695 12.0 1,688 1,241 231 4,641 125
Pitt 26,777 20.3 549 376 54 2,203 100
Polk 32,309 10.1 1,728 1,005 125 2,715 96
Randolph 24,639 9.1 2,049 1,644 273 3,813 95
Richmond 21,673 19.6 1,373 1,063 139 3,890 189
Robeson 19,621 22.8 1,703 1,059 165 5,804 169
Rockingham 24,203 12.8 1,556 1,156 196 3,673 148
Rowan 26,123 10.6 1,140 862 132 2,614 103
Rutherford 23,486 13.9 1,347 1,113 153 3,724 118
Sampson 23,938 17.6 1,986 1,366 192 6,357 141
Scotland 21,722 20.6 1,151 815 110 4,605 156
Stanly 24,652 10.7 1,437 1,025 151 3,682 120
Stokes 24,526 9.1 3,556 2,529 376 6,605 107
Surry 25,025 12.4 1,178 858 139 3,043 145
Swain 21,109 18.3 523 393 131 2,717 168
Transylvania 25,530 9.5 1,195 1,056 144 2,988 110
Tyrrell 20,242 23.3 4,203 2,532 300 . 89
Union 27,667 8.1 2,210 1,726 226 4,609 87
Vance 21,993 20.5 1,148 800 178 4,362 130
Wake 36,685 7.8 1,068 773 102 1,495 85
Warren 19,164 19.4 6,738 5,523 505 4,043 90
Washington 22,983 21.8 2,236 1,443 189 4,473 139
Watauga 26,033 17.9 976 734 114 1,789 85
Wayne 24,901 13.8 1,346 962 119 2,691 127
Wilkes 26,753 11.9 1,760 1,198 163 3,186 149
Wilson 26,277 18.5 1,635 1,162 124 3,492 129
Yadkin 25,013 10.0 2,338 1,655 295 6,234 121
Yancey 20,267 15.8 1,135 827 256 4,538 112

1. A dash (-) indicates county had no resource of the type stated. Practitioners are by county of practice October 2005.
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 2005 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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