Quay County Health Highlights: Percentage Non-White Race or Hispanic Ethnicity
New Mexico Population Demographics: Race/Ethnicity
Quay 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?New Mexico's population is very diverse, which sometimes leads to barriers to obtaining culturally-sensitive health care. Because of this and other social factors, there are real disparities in the health of New Mexicans of various race/ethnic groups. Reducing racial- and ethnically-based health disparities is an overarching goal of the U.S. Public Health Services/ Healthy People 2010 initiative.
How Are We Doing?According to 2009 state population estimates, 43.4% of New Mexicans were White, and 41.3% were Hispanic. (The Hispanic category does not include Black, American Indian or Asian or Pacific Islander populations.) The American Indian or Alaska Native population comprise 11% of New Mexico's population; the Black or African American population made up 2.7%; and the Asian or Pacific Islander population constituted another 1.7%. (Due to rounding, the percentages do not total 100%.)
What Is Being Done?With our partners (the Governor, legislators, local and tribal governments, public and private organizations, health care providers, health care institutions and concerned New Mexicans), the New Mexico Department of Health is working to prevent disease, promote health, improve access to information and care, deliver appropriate care and develop strategies to reduce disparities where they exist.
Percentage Non-White Race or Hispanic Ethnicity by County, 2010
NoteIn the New Mexico Department of Health, race and Hispanic origin are presented using the following categories: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, Black or African American, Hispanic, and White. Minority Population is defined as all persons who are non-White race or Hispanic ethnicity.
Data SourcesPopulation 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: Race/Ethnicity
Definition: The percentage of the population by race/ethnicity categories.
Numerator: The number of persons in each race/ethnic category
Denominator: The total number of persons in the population.
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Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 04/13/2011