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Health Highlight Report for Harding County

New Mexico Population - Poverty Among Children Age 5-17: Percentage of Children Age 5-17 in Poverty, 2017

  • Harding County
    26.6%
    95% Confidence Interval (17.5% - 35.7%)
    Statistical StabilityStable
    New Mexico
    24.6%
    U.S.
    17.3%
  • Harding County Compared to State

    gauge ranking
    Description of Dashboard Gauge

    Description of the Dashboard Gauge

    This "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.
    • 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.

    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?

Research suggests that living in poverty during early childhood is associated with lower than average academic performance that begins in kindergarten(1) and extends through elementary and high school. Living in poverty during early childhood is associated with lower than average rates of school completion.(2)

How Are We Doing?

In 2017, 89,200 children, or one out of every four New Mexico school-aged children, 5 to 17 years old, were in families living in poverty.

Note

The measure of child poverty includes all children who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption (except a child who is the spouse of the householder). The householder is the person (or one of the people) who owns or rents (maintains) the housing unit. Poverty status is determined by comparing household income to poverty thresholds (income cutoffs). Thresholds vary by family size and number of children under 18 in the household. For instance, the poverty level for a family of four in 2019 is $25,750. 

Data Sources

U.S. Census Bureau, Data Integration Division, Small Area Estimates Branch, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE). http://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/   New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.   U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. http://factfinder.census.gov.  

Measure Description for New Mexico Population - Poverty Among Children Age 5-17

Definition: The estimated percentage of children under age 5-17 living in households whose income is at or below the federal poverty level.
Numerator: Estimated number of children under age 5-17 living in households whose income is at or below the federal poverty level.
Denominator: The estimated number of children under age 5-17 in the population.

Indicator Profile Report

Percentage of Children Age 5-17 Living in Poverty (exits this report)

Date Content Last Updated

05/01/2019
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Content updated: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:52:53 MDT