How Iowa ranks in numbers of physicians

By The Des Moines Register, Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 19, 2014 at 10:22 a.m.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — How Iowa ranks

Active physicians per 100,000 people: Iowa, 209. U.S. average, 245. State rank, 41st.

Active primary care physicians per 100,000 people: Iowa, 84. U.S. average, 90. State rank, 33rd.

Percent of active physicians who are 60 or older: Iowa, 25%. U.S. average, 27%.

Percent of active physicians who are younger than 40: Iowa, 19%. U.S. average, 17%.

Percent of active physicians who graduated from foreign medical schools: Iowa, 18%. U.S. average, 18%

Sources: Association of American Medical Colleges, Iowa Board of Medicine

6,829: The number of physicians working in Iowa in 2013

2%: The increase in physicians working in Iowa from 2012 to 2013


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