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Complete Health Indicator Report of Health Care Access - Primary Medical Provider

Definition

The percentage of New Mexicans with and without a primary medical provider.

Numerator

Number of persons in the survey sample who responded, "no" to the question: "Do you have one or more persons you think of as your personal doctor or health care provider?".

Denominator

Total number of persons in the survey sample who responded to the question.

Data Interpretation Issues

Data for this indicator are from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), an ongoing survey of adults regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. Data are collected in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. The survey is conducted using scientific telephone survey methods for landline and cellular phones (landline only from 1986 through 2010; landline and cellular since 2011). The landline phone portion of the survey excludes adults living in group quarters such as college dormitories, nursing homes, military barracks, and prisons. The cellular phone portion of the survey includes adult students living in college dormitories but excludes other group quarters. Beginning with 2011, the BRFSS updated its surveillance methods by adding in calls to cell phones and changing its weighting methods. These changes improve BRFSS' ability to take into account the increasing proportion of U.S. adults using only cellular telephones as well as to adjust survey data to improve the representativeness of the estimates generated from the survey. Results have been adjusted for the probability of selection of the respondent, and have been weighted to the adult population by age, gender, phone type, detailed race/ethnicity, renter/owner, education, marital status, and geographic area. Lastly and importantly, these changes mean that the data from years prior to 2011 are not directly comparable to data from 2011 and beyond.

Why Is This Important?

People who do not have a primary medical care provider may not get the timely health care that they need to prevent illnesses and may also suffer unnecessarily from avoidable complications from those illnesses.


Graphical Data Views

Percentage of Persons with a Primary Medical Provider by year, New Mexico and U.S. 2004-2017

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BRFSS by weighting method by NM vs. U.S.YearPercentage with a Primary Medical ProviderLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 28
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method200476.4%74.9%77.8%5,1356,387
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method200575.1%73.4%76.7%4,4745,583
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method200673.9%72.2%75.5%5,1376,568
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method200774.6%72.9%76.2%5,2186,594
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method200874.0%72.1%75.8%4,9016,218
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method200974.8%73.2%76.4%7,1358,824
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method201076.7%74.9%78.4%5,7486,992
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201170.4%69.1%71.8%7,4159,406
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201270.5%69.3%71.8%6,7238,756
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201368.8%67.3%70.2%6,9289,293
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201469.2%67.6%70.8%6,8138,917
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201570.7%68.9%72.5%5,3446,716
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201670.1%68.2%71.9%4,6906,002
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201771.5%69.8%73.1%5,1056,523
U.S., Old Weighting Method200483.8%U.S. Values are median value of 50 states and D.C.
U.S., Old Weighting Method200583.7%
U.S., Old Weighting Method200684.0%
U.S., Old Weighting Method200783.8%
U.S., Old Weighting Method200884.1%
U.S., Old Weighting Method200984.5%
U.S., Old Weighting Method201084.5%
U.S., New Weighting Method201177.9%
U.S., New Weighting Method201277.9%
U.S., New Weighting Method201376.3%
U.S., New Weighting Method201476.5%
U.S., New Weighting Method201578.8%
U.S., New Weighting Method201677.1%
U.S., New Weighting Method201776.8%

Data Notes

Question text: Do you have one or more persons you think of as your personal doctor or health care provider?.   U.S. values reported in this data view are from the national codebook and do not exclude don't know and refused responses from the denominator.

Data Sources

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BRFSS Prevalence and Trends Data, [https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/brfssprevalence].


Percentage of Persons with a Primary Medical Provider by County, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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CountyPercentage with a Primary Medical ProviderLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 35
Bernalillo71.5%69.9%73.1%4,0925,322
Catron68.5%56.9%78.2%121157
Chaves68.5%65.0%71.8%9951,303
Cibola67.8%62.5%72.6%8371,078
Colfax75.8%66.6%83.1%266320
Curry67.2%63.1%71.1%668896
De Baca81.0%68.0%89.5%7892
Dona Ana70.9%68.7%73.0%2,7933,500
Eddy70.2%66.7%73.4%9471,224
Grant76.6%72.2%80.4%552698
Guadalupe74.1%55.8%86.7%Unstable6276
Harding**Data suppressed due to small sample size.
Hidalgo67.6%52.4%79.8%7393
Lea60.8%57.3%64.3%8851,269
Lincoln77.7%73.0%81.8%581697
Los Alamos83.6%78.4%87.8%346404
Luna59.7%53.5%65.6%311452
McKinley54.9%51.9%57.9%1,4652,164
Mora70.9%58.2%81.0%101130
Otero76.0%72.5%79.2%1,0261,270
Quay66.3%58.1%73.7%196265
Rio Arriba75.0%70.9%78.7%9101,139
Roosevelt63.5%57.2%69.4%304422
Sandoval70.6%66.8%74.2%1,1991,545
San Juan66.4%64.5%68.4%4,1045,156
San Miguel77.5%72.7%81.7%518630
Santa Fe73.3%71.1%75.3%2,5793,228
Sierra70.5%63.4%76.7%264337
Socorro68.4%59.8%75.9%237310
Taos69.0%63.6%73.8%559747
Torrance69.0%58.6%77.8%128169
Union68.7%58.4%77.4%87127
Valencia72.6%67.7%77.0%723908
New Mexico71.5%69.8%73.1%5,1056,523
U.S.76.8%U.S. value is from 2017.

Data Notes

Question text: Do you have one or more persons you think of as your personal doctor or health care provider?.   The county-level BRFSS data used for this indicator report were weighted to be representative of the New Mexico Health Region populations. Had the data been weighted to be representative of each county population, the results would likely have been different.

Data Sources

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BRFSS Prevalence and Trends Data, [https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/brfssprevalence].


Percentage of Persons with a Primary Medical Provider by Age Group and Sex, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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Sex: Males vs. FemalesAge GroupPercentage with a Primary Medical ProviderLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 8
Male18-3443.4%41.0%45.9%1,1122,663
Male35-4958.9%56.5%61.3%1,7882,966
Male50-6475.0%73.3%76.7%3,9175,096
Male65+88.4%87.2%89.5%4,5055,124
Female18-3459.2%56.8%61.6%1,7392,952
Female35-4974.0%72.1%75.9%2,8543,844
Female50-6483.3%81.9%84.6%5,7476,802
Female65+91.2%90.2%92.1%6,9227,601

Data Notes

Question text: Do you have one or more persons you think of as your personal doctor or health care provider?

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Percentage of Persons with a Primary Medical Provider by Age Group and year, New Mexico, 2011-2017

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Age Surveys: 0-17, 18-34, 35-49, 50-64, 65+YearPercentage with a Primary ProviderLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 28
18-34201151.8%48.6%54.9%8091,452
18-34201252.8%49.8%55.7%8181,534
18-34201349.8%46.5%53.1%7921,613
18-34201449.4%45.8%53.1%6531,304
18-34201552.9%48.6%57.2%475891
18-34201650.2%45.8%54.7%413820
18-34201753.9%50.0%57.8%518987
35-49201169.6%67.0%72.2%1,3191,828
35-49201265.3%62.5%68.0%1,1791,740
35-49201366.1%63.0%69.0%1,1941,798
35-49201466.6%63.2%69.7%1,0761,603
35-49201566.2%62.2%70.0%8331,193
35-49201667.0%63.1%70.6%7401,070
35-49201766.9%63.3%70.4%7991,147
50-64201180.3%78.4%82.1%2,5403,097
50-64201281.0%79.1%82.7%2,2802,788
50-64201377.2%75.0%79.3%2,3212,944
50-64201480.2%77.9%82.2%2,4062,952
50-64201579.5%76.7%82.0%1,7942,173
50-64201679.7%76.9%82.3%1,5681,908
50-64201780.6%78.0%83.0%1,5761,922
65+201190.1%88.5%91.5%2,6842,951
65+201290.3%88.7%91.6%2,3772,611
65+201390.5%89.0%91.8%2,5562,848
65+201488.0%86.2%89.7%2,6072,956
65+201591.1%89.2%92.6%2,1862,389
65+201690.5%88.7%92.1%1,9142,130
65+201789.9%88.0%91.6%2,1642,402

Data Notes

Question text: Do you have one or more persons you think of as your personal doctor or health care provider?

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Percentage of Persons with a Primary Medical Provider by Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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Race/EthnicityPercentage with a Primary Medical ProviderLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 7
American Indian/Alaska Native56.6%54.2%59.1%2,1243,494
Asian/Pacific Islander64.5%56.4%71.8%224314
Black/African American68.7%61.7%74.9%340446
Hispanic65.4%64.1%66.6%8,90512,318
White77.4%76.5%78.4%16,53519,892
New Mexico69.9%69.2%70.6%28,88036,464
United States76.8%U.S. value is from 2017.

Data Notes

Question text: Do you have one or more persons you think of as your personal doctor or health care provider?

Data Sources

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BRFSS Prevalence and Trends Data, [https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/brfssprevalence].


Percentage of Persons with a Primary Medical Provider by Household Income, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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IncomePercentage with a Primary Medical ProviderLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 5
Less Than $15,00065.0%62.9%67.0%3,4704,899
$15,000 to $24,99963.1%61.3%64.8%5,0077,073
$25,000 - $49,99967.5%65.9%69.1%6,4178,398
$50,000 - $74,99976.5%74.5%78.4%3,7274,580
$75,000 and Over80.5%79.0%81.9%6,2577,364

Data Notes

Question text: Do you have one or more persons you think of as your personal doctor or health care provider?

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

Page Content Updated On 01/08/2019, Published on 01/08/2019
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Content updated: Tue, 8 Jan 2019 14:59:14 MST