Table 3. Percentage Growth in States' Total National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Clinician Numbers during the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Period: Relationship to Baseline Number of Corps Loan Repayment Clinicians per 100,000 Population Below Poverty*
State quartile at baselineStates (n)States' Baseline NHSC Clinicians per 100,000 Population Below PovertyStates' Growth in NHSC Clinicians During Recovery Act Period (mean %)SD
Lowest quartile130.63–5.36291%253
Second lowest quartile135.49–7.96210%146
Second highest quartile§138.08–14.50172%71
Highest quartile1215.78–62.92111%67
All states' average510.63–62.92197%164
  • P = .041.

  • * Baseline NHSC clinician numbers as of March 30, 2009; growth in NHSC numbers assessed between March 30, 2009, and February 28, 2011. Data from the US Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service's Management Information System Solution.

  • Lowest quartile: Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Virginia.

  • Second lowest quartile: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, South Carolina, West Virginia.

  • § Second highest quartile: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin.

  • Highest quartile: Alaska, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Wyoming.