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North Carolina Health Statistics Pocket Guide - 2007

Table 7 Part 2 - Economic and Health Resources Data

County Income Levels Health Care Personnel, 2007
Persons Per1
Hospital Use Rate, 20065
Per Capita, 2006 Percent Persons Below Poverty, 2000 Primary Care Physician2 Primary Care Physician Plus Extenders3 Registered Nurse4 Dentist4
North Carolina 32,247 12.3 1,043 717 107 2,313 110
Alamance 28,265 11.1 1,446 1,058 157 2,105 115
Alexander 26,936 8.5 3,666 2,300 293 6,109 108
Alleghany 26,786 17.2 1,386 1,111 213 11,088 130
Anson 24,818 17.8 2,111 1,587 182 6,333 155
Ashe 26,224 13.5 1,857 1,262 206 5,201 122
Avery 24,747 15.3 1,663 1,124 137 3,049 123
Beaufort 27,391 19.5 1,355 963 113 2,559 130
Bertie 25,482 23.5 2,853 1,339 182 19,971 146
Bladen 24,733 21.0 1,806 1,223 197 5,417 125
Brunswick 28,202 12.6 1,841 1,170 210 3,429 119
Buncombe 31,345 11.4 583 407 59 1,589 96
Burke 27,295 10.7 1,195 887 92 2,680 124
Cabarrus 33,161 7.1 903 690 97 3,161 116
Caldwell 27,520 10.7 1,689 1,290 197 3,969 127
Camden 29,705 10.1 9,519 5,734 501 - 73
Carteret 32,086 10.7 1,266 788 127 1,758 124
Caswell 24,915 14.4 2,137 1,571 547 11,754 55
Catawba 30,074 9.1 1,180 688 89 2,161 106
Chatham 39,704 9.7 1,691 1,262 251 3,287 82
Cherokee 22,384 15.3 1,590 1,085 126 3,003 91
Chowan 28,933 17.6 977 831 96 2,932 116
Clay 24,222 11.4 2,582 1,297 252 2,582 75
Cleveland 27,058 13.3 1,143 833 110 3,238 145
Columbus 26,786 22.7 1,650 948 120 5,446 143
Craven 31,107 13.1 1,236 858 98 2,295 136
Cumberland 34,245 12.8 761 541 132 2,529 100
Currituck 30,842 10.7 4,746 3,755 402 5,933 41
Dare 34,181 8.0 1,182 800 148 1,632 57
Davidson 28,765 10.1 1,980 1,448 212 5,586 102
Davie 33,264 8.6 2,247 1,485 270 4,045 111
Duplin 23,851 19.4 2,125 1,322 195 4,087 125
Durham 35,118 13.4 410 262 47 1,507 96
Edgecombe 25,445 19.6 2,355 1,624 164 8,636 163
Forsyth 36,402 11.0 707 440 60 1,841 116
Franklin 26,419 12.6 2,971 2,325 264 9,409 106
Gaston 30,892 10.9 1,182 866 134 2,610 130
Gates 24,245 17.0 11,819 7,120 438 - 58
Graham 23,919 19.5 1,629 909 255 8,144 114
Granville 24,673 11.7 1,265 900 106 3,976 101
Greene 22,807 20.2 3,518 1,768 237 3,518 92
Guilford 35,658 10.6 991 640 88 1,888 107
Halifax 24,164 23.9 1,350 1,021 133 3,690 177
Harnett 25,700 14.9 3,133 1,844 291 5,606 112
Haywood 27,869 11.5 1,267 908 132 2,376 136
Henderson 32,431 9.7 929 662 104 2,173 124
Hertford 23,530 18.3 1,187 830 87 2,637 128
Hoke 22,157 17.7 3,302 1,930 358 8,586 83
Hyde 23,684 15.4 5,447 1,496 195 - 112
Iredell 30,562 8.2 1,106 778 93 2,314 127
Jackson 26,074 15.1 877 651 111 2,166 106
Johnston 29,216 12.8 2,313 1,527 251 5,074 106
Jones 27,540 16.9 573 500 211 10,315 161
Lee 28,975 12.8 1,151 789 156 3,132 137
Lenoir 28,212 16.6 1,406 1,077 94 2,402 181
Lincoln 28,719 9.2 1,775 1,488 225 3,830 110
McDowell 23,568 11.6 2,098 1,241 176 4,406 110
Macon 27,203 12.6 961 796 181 1,978 96
Madison 24,284 15.4 1,708 1,284 311 10,248 89
Martin 25,901 20.2 1,406 1,217 165 4,781 154
Mecklenburg 44,267 9.2 934 642 92 1,572 90
Mitchell 23,392 13.8 693 577 102 2,279 139
Montgomery 25,715 15.4 5,518 2,378 270 5,518 117
Moore 36,932 11.4 976 654 75 1,614 125
Nash 29,597 13.4 1,161 847 95 2,161 134
New Hanover 33,705 13.1 805 482 72 1,450 100
Northampton 27,792 21.3 3,034 1,827 332 21,235 158
Onslow 31,942 12.9 1,423 1,017 215 2,970 89
Orange 41,435 14.1 313 237 47 872 80
Pamlico 29,563 15.3 2,158 1,392 294 2,158 124
Pasquotank 24,860 18.4 1,168 804 91 3,145 102
Pender 25,361 13.6 3,152 2,231 290 5,603 104
Perquimans 27,503 17.9 6,361 3,832 471 6,361 105
Person 26,847 12.0 2,353 1,491 224 4,182 125
Pitt 29,031 20.3 557 374 53 2,375 100
Polk 37,873 10.1 1,465 910 123 2,380 87
Randolph 26,159 9.1 2,081 1,644 247 4,225 97
Richmond 24,018 19.6 1,609 1,124 121 3,889 186
Robeson 21,675 22.8 1,823 1,062 153 5,627 161
Rockingham 26,706 12.8 1,697 1,253 195 4,166 149
Rowan 29,001 10.6 928 721 129 2,730 105
Rutherford 25,504 13.9 1,311 976 146 4,195 120
Sampson 24,697 17.6 1,536 1,198 190 5,866 137
Scotland 23,656 20.6 1,151 749 114 4,092 150
Stanly 27,824 10.7 1,479 1,201 144 3,480 113
Stokes 26,314 9.1 3,855 2,578 356 6,608 110
Surry 27,181 12.4 1,060 762 119 3,048 149
Swain 23,430 18.3 534 402 115 3,472 171
Transylvania 29,642 9.5 992 833 132 3,076 110
Tyrrell 22,364 23.3 - 6,500 330 - 96
Union 30,898 8.1 2,026 1,558 230 4,447 88
Vance 24,537 20.5 1,362 899 152 4,358 139
Wake 39,497 7.8 1,003 701 100 1,506 84
Warren 21,073 19.4 9,960 6,000 511 3,984 96
Washington 24,569 21.8 2,202 1,805 224 6,607 134
Watauga 28,835 17.9 972 700 115 1,596 85
Wayne 27,417 13.8 1,309 908 113 2,680 130
Wilkes 29,466 11.9 1,639 1,117 157 4,199 150
Wilson 29,879 18.5 1,499 1,047 116 3,390 132
Yadkin 26,702 10.0 2,523 1,700 313 9,463 128
Yancey 21,982 15.8 1,427 979 265 4,638 123

1. A dash (-) indicates county had no resource of the type stated. Practitioners are by county of practice October 2007.
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. Numerators are 2006 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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