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Medical Problems of Prisoners

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Table 9. Prison inmates who saw a health care professional, 2004

                    Percent of prison inmates who saw a
                  health care professional*

State Federal

Current medical problem 69.7 % 75.9 %
Injury 80.4   85.7  
Dental problem 85.6   85.9  

* Based on inmates who reported a medical problem.

Source: Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities, 2004.
  See also Methodology.
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