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Health Highlight Report for San Juan County

New Mexico Population - Education, Bachelor's Degree or Higher: Percentage of Adults Age 25+ with Bachelors Degree or Higher, 2013-2017

  • San Juan County
    14.5%
    95% Confidence Interval (13.6% - 15.6%)
    Statistical StabilityStable
    New Mexico
    26.9%
    U.S.
    30.9%
  • San Juan 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?

Higher adult education levels are associated with greater earning potential, higher life expectancy, and increased social involvement. There is a relationship between more education and better mental well-being and over-all health. People having higher education benefits society as a whole through: civic engagement, interest in societal issues, and stronger interpersonal connections.

Data Sources

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. http://factfinder.census.gov.   Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.  

Measure Description for New Mexico Population - Education, Bachelor's Degree or Higher

Definition: The percentage of adults age 25 years and older who have a bachelor's degree or higher.
Numerator: Estimated population age 25 years and older with a bachelor's degree or higher.
Denominator: Estimated population aged 25 or more years.

Indicator Profile Report

The Percentage of Adults Age 25 or Over Who Have a Bachelor's Degree or Higher (exits this report)

Date Content Last Updated

12/24/2018
The information provided above is from the New Mexico Department of Health's NM-IBIS web site (http://ibis.health.state.nm.us). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Tue, 18 June 2019 from New Mexico Department of Health, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.health.state.nm.us".

Content updated: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 16:54:59 MST