10 states where the most people delay necessary medical care

Americans without health insurance or the means to pay for care often delay needed medical treatment. A new report from State Health Compare examines the percentage of people in each state who report delaying necessary medical care.


Overall, 6.4 percent of Americans report delaying necessary care, according to the report. State Health Compare analyzes data from the National Health Interview Survey from the National Center for Health Statistics. Data wasn't available for Hawaii or Vermont due to small sample sizes.

The 10 states with the highest percentage of people delaying care are:

1. Idaho: 11.7 percent
2. Wyoming: 10.6 percent
3. New Hampshire: 9.7 percent
4. Nebraska: 9.2 percent
5. Washington: 9.1 percent
6. Missouri: 8.5 percent
7. Oregon: 8.4 percent
8. Arizona: 8.4 percent
9. Utah: 7.8 percent
10. West Virginia: 7.7 percent

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