Health Highlight Report for Sierra County
Medicaid Enrollment: Percentage of Persons, 2018
Sierra County67.8% 95% Confidence Interval(67.0% - 68.7%)Description of the Confidence IntervalThe confidence interval indicates the range of probable true values for the level of risk in the community.
A value of "DNA" (Data Not Available) will appear if the confidence interval was not published with the IBIS indicator data for this measure.
Statistical StabilityStableDescription of Statistical Stability
- Stable = This count or rate is relatively stable and should provide a good estimate of your community risk.
- Unstable = This count or rate is statistically unstable (RSE >0.30), and may fluctuate widely due to random variation (chance).
- Very Unstable = This count or rate is extremely unstable (RSE >0.50). This value should not be used to represent your population risk. You should combine years or otherwise increase the population denominator in this calculation.
- DNA = Data Not Available. The required community value and/or confidence interval was not available for this measure.
New Mexico40.0% U.S.22.7%
Sierra 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.
- Excellent = The community's value on this indicator is BETTER than the state value, and the difference IS statistically significant.
- Watch = The community's value is BETTER than state value, but the difference IS NOT statistically significant.
- Improvement Needed = The community's value on this indicator is WORSE than the state value, but the difference IS NOT statistically significant.
- Reason for Concern = The community's value on this indicator is WORSE than the state value, and the difference IS statistically significant.
Why Is This Important?Medicaid provides health coverage for those New Mexicans living below a certain percentage of the federal poverty level, and provides coverage for almost half of New Mexico's children. People with health coverage are more likely to receive preventive medical care and are consequently less likely to suffer from preventable illnesses and complications of those illnesses.
Relevant Population Characteristics:
NoteEnrollment varies from one month to the next. The average monthly enrollment was used to compute these percentages. New Mexico Medicaid enrollment by county is from the NM Human Services Department, and includes all adults and children who were enrolled at any time during the month. The U.S. value, from the Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts website, reflects the average of the number enrolled on the last day of each month.
Data SourcesNew Mexico Human Services Department, Income Support Division, Benefit Delivery and Data Reporting Bureau, Dynamic Eligibility Report, [https://webapp.hsd.state.nm.us/MERReport/RunReport.aspx]. Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/. U.S. Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), as reported on the Kaiser Family Foundation website: [https://www.kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/total-monthly-medicaid-and-chip-enrollment]
Measure Description for Medicaid Enrollment
Definition: The monthly percentage of the population enrolled in Medicaid, averaged over the months in the measurement period.
Numerator: Monthly number of Medicaid cases, averaged over the months in the measurement period.
Denominator: Total population.