April 2000 Bulletin

Number and density of orthopaedic surgeons by state, 1998

State

Number of
ortho. surgeons
in 1998

Density ortho.
surgeons per
100, 000 pop 1998

Pct. change in
ortho. surgeons
1992-1998

Alabama

241

5.54

38.51

Alaska

51

8.29

27.50

Arizona

251

5.38

21.26

Arkansas

130

5.12

27.45

California

1933

5.91

1.26

Colorado

300

7.56

18.58

Connecticut

272

8.31

18.26

Delaware

45

6.05

12.50

District of Columbia

56

10.74

16.66

Florida

916

6.14

22.46

Georgia

420

5.50

31.66

Hawaii

64

5.38

18.52

Idaho

89

7.23

48.33

Illinois

599

4.96

25.57

Indiana

317

5.37

32.64

Iowa

151

5.28

16.15

Kansas

122

4.62

29.79

Kentucky

193

4. 91

37.86

Louisiana

252

5.78

29.90

Maine

89

7.13

15.58

Maryland

399

7.78

32.12

Massachusetts

451

7.34

13.60

Michigan

379

3.86

11.14

Minnesota

282

5.97

21.03

Mississippi

115

4.18

35.29

Missouri

321

5.90

26.88

Montana

81

9.21

30.65

Nebraska

100

6.02

29.87

Nevada

96

5.51

74.55

New Hampshire

91

7.67

22.98

New Jersey

505

6.24

17.99

New Mexico

92

5.31

6.98

New York

1054

5.80

17.77

North Carolina

459

6.08

33.43

North Dakota

38

5.96

35.71

Ohio

585

5.21

16.54

Oklahoma

155

4.64

17.42

Oregon

244

7.43

14.02

Pennsylvania

718

5.98

10.81

Rhode Island

84

8.50

29.23

South Carolina

227

5.91

38.41

South Dakota

51

6.98

70.00

Tennessee

348

6.41

39.20

Texas

947

4.80

18.52

Utah

129

6.14

24.04

Vermont

47

7.96

20.51

Virginia

442

6.51

20.10

Washington

403

7. 09

10.71

West Virginia

77

4.25

28.34

Wisconsin

352

6.74

26.16

Wyoming

42

8.75

90.91

Total

15,805

5.85

19.42

Source: 1998 Physician Census, U.S. Bureau of the Census

Data extracted and analyzed by AAOS department of research and scientific affairs


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