Roosevelt County Health Highlights: Children Under Age 5 Living in Poverty
New Mexico Population Demographics: Children Under Age 5 Living in Poverty
Roosevelt County Compared to State
*Description of Dashboard Gauge
Description of the Dashboard GaugeThis "dashboard" type graphic is based on the community data on the right. It compares the community value on this indicator to the state overall value.
The community value is considered statistically significantly different from the state value if the state value is outside the range of the community's 95% confidence interval. If the community's data or 95% confidence interval information is not available, a blank gauge image will be displayed with the message, "missing information."NOTE: The labels used on the gauge graphic are meant to describe the community's status in plain language. The placement of the gauge needle is based solely on the statistical difference between the community and state values. When selecting priority health issues to work on, a community should take into account additional factors such as how much improvement could be made, the U.S. value, the statistical stability of the community number, the severity of the health condition, and whether the difference is clinically significant.
Why Is This Important?The risk factors for childhood lead poisoning include living in housing built before 1950, being African American, and living in a family with a poverty-level income. Studies have documented low blood-lead testing rates among children living in households with these risk factors. This measure identifies counties with higher percentages of children who may be at increased risk for lead poisoning. When compared with lead-testing rates by county, populations with inadequate lead testing of young at-risk children may be identified in order to improve testing in these regions.
Relevant Population Characteristics:
Children Under Age 5 Living in Poverty - Percentage by County, New Mexico, 2010
NotePoverty status is determined by comparing household income to poverty thresholds (income cutoffs). Thresholds vary by family size. For instance, the poverty level for a family of four in 2012 was $23,050. 95% confidence intervals for NM counties were estimated as the 90% confidence interval for the 5 through 17 poverty estimate as a percentage of the point estimate, applied to the point estimate for the 0 through 4 age group.
Data SourcesU.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. http://factfinder2.census.gov/main.html Population Source: Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) Population Estimates, University of New Mexico. http://www.unm.edu/~bber/.
Measure Description for New Mexico Population Demographics: Children Under Age 5 Living in Poverty
Definition: The estimated number and percentage of children under age 5 living in households with income below the federal poverty level.
Numerator: Estimated number of children, age 4 and under, living in households with income below 100% of the federal poverty level as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Denominator: The number of children, age 4 and under, in the population.
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Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 05/24/2012