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Complete Health Indicator Report of Health Insurance Coverage - BRFSS Survey Estimates

Definition

The percentage of New Mexicans without health insurance coverage at the time of the survey

Numerator

Number of persons in the survey sample who were uninsured at the time of the survey

Denominator

Total number of persons in the survey sample

Why Is This Important?

Lack of health insurance coverage has been associated with delayed access to health care and increased risk of chronic disease and mortality. People without health insurance are much less likely than those with insurance to receive recommended preventive

Healthy People Objective: AHS-1, Increase the proportion of persons with health insurance

U.S. Target: Not applicable, see subobjectives in this category


Related Indicators

Relevant Population Characteristics

Persons living in or close to poverty are less likely to able to purchase health insurance, and may be more dependent on public resources for health care.

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:


Health Care System Factors

Persons without health insurance coverage are less likely to get timely medical care.

Related Health Care System Factors Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Health Insurance Coverage - Percentage Uninsured, Age 18-64 Years, New Mexico and U.S., 2004-2017

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BRFSS by weighting method by NM vs. U.S.YearPercentage UninsuredLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 28
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method200425.9%24.3%27.6%1,1574,813
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method200525.8%24.0%27.6%1,0044,087
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method200625.6%23.8%27.3%1,1634,905
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method200726.4%24.6%28.3%1,1974,830
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method200823.8%21.8%25.9%9584,445
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method200923.0%21.3%24.8%1,2236,049
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method201023.0%21.0%25.0%9274,556
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201126.1%24.7%27.7%1,3196,367
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201226.8%25.4%28.2%1,3636,060
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201326.2%24.7%27.9%1,4366,334
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201418.8%17.2%20.5%8935,853
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201513.6%12.0%15.4%4624,251
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201612.0%10.5%13.6%3823,803
New Mexico, New Weighting Method201714.3%12.9%15.9%4874,050
U.S., Old Weighting Method200417.3%
U.S., Old Weighting Method200517.1%
U.S., Old Weighting Method200617.0%
U.S., Old Weighting Method200716.6%
U.S., Old Weighting Method200817.1%
U.S., Old Weighting Method200916.9%
U.S., Old Weighting Method201017.8%
U.S., New Weighting Method201121.3%
U.S., New Weighting Method201220.4%
U.S., New Weighting Method201320.0%
U.S., New Weighting Method201415.3%
U.S., New Weighting Method201513.0%
U.S., New Weighting Method201612.3%
U.S., New Weighting Method201712.7%

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].


Health Insurance Coverage - Percentage Uninsured, Age 18-64 Years, by County, 2013-2017

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CountyPercentage UninsuredLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 35
Bernalillo16.4%14.9%18.1%4813,626
Catron18.2%8.5%34.8%Unstable1580
Chaves19.0%15.9%22.5%137842
Cibola18.8%14.4%24.1%85615
Colfax16.0%10.2%24.1%26192
Curry21.9%17.9%26.5%106613
De Baca26.6%14.6%43.5%1256
Dona Ana20.3%18.1%22.6%3832,296
Eddy20.0%16.5%24.1%123765
Grant13.2%9.5%18.1%46412
Guadalupe**Data suppressed due to small sample size.
Harding**Data suppressed due to small sample size.
Hidalgo18.9%7.3%40.8%Unstable758
Lea24.2%21.1%27.7%212917
Lincoln21.7%16.7%27.8%62372
Los Alamos6.4%3.6%11.1%15282
Luna25.6%19.6%32.7%65266
McKinley18.8%16.3%21.7%2341,588
Mora14.2%4.8%35.4%Very Unstable882
Otero16.0%12.9%19.6%109809
Quay13.9%8.3%22.3%20155
Rio Arriba17.3%13.8%21.4%109763
Roosevelt20.6%15.1%27.5%46277
Sandoval13.7%10.5%17.7%1071,009
San Juan16.5%14.8%18.3%4193,226
San Miguel17.6%13.4%22.8%71422
Santa Fe21.2%19.0%23.5%3662,028
Sierra25.3%16.7%36.3%28161
Socorro14.4%9.0%22.2%25209
Taos20.5%15.3%26.9%71441
Torrance25.8%16.1%38.7%23104
Union10.6%5.0%21.1%Unstable875
Valencia21.0%16.4%26.3%80552
New Mexico18.1%17.3%18.8%3,66023,359
U.S.12.7%U.S. value is for 2017.

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].


Health Insurance Coverage - Percentage Uninsured, Age 18-64 Years, by Age Group and Sex, New Mexico, 2017

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Sex: Males vs. FemalesAge GroupPercentage UninsuredLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 6
Male18-3419.2%15.3%23.9%89487
Male35-4918.6%14.5%23.4%86520
Male50-6411.4%8.8%14.8%90831
Female18-3412.9%9.6%17.1%61493
Female35-4916.3%12.8%20.6%85624
Female50-647.4%5.4%9.9%761,093

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.


Health Insurance Coverage - Percentage Uninsured, Age 18-64 Years, by Education Level, New Mexico, 2017

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Education LevelPercentage UninsuredLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 4
Less Than High School31.3%26.2%36.9%134475
H.S. Grad or G.E.D.17.0%14.2%20.1%1831,211
Some Post High School10.0%7.8%12.6%1031,139
College Graduate5.8%4.2%8.1%661,216

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.


Health Insurance Coverage - Percentage Uninsured, Age 18-64 Years, by Income Level, New Mexico, 2017

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Household IncomePercentage UninsuredLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 5
<$15,00016.2%12.5%20.8%85576
$15,000 to $24,99922.6%18.8%26.9%151770
$25,000 to $49,99916.6%13.2%20.5%113809
$50,000 to 74,9997.4%5.1%10.7%35494
$75,000 or more3.4%2.2%5.4%28910

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.


Health Insurance Coverage - Percentage Uninsured, Age 18-64 Years, by Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2015-2017

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Race/EthnicityPercentage UninsuredLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 8
American Indian/Alaska Native9.6%7.7%11.8%1371,535
Asian/Pacific Islander7.7%2.3%22.5%Very Unstable6125
Black/African American11.6%6.4%20.1%15160
Hispanic18.3%16.8%19.9%7524,540
White8.0%7.0%9.1%3905,479
New Mexico13.3%12.4%14.3%1,33111,839
United States12.7%U.S. value is for 2017.

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].


Health Insurance Coverage - Percentage Uninsured, Age 18-64 Years, by by U.S. States, 2017

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StatePercentage Uninsured
Record Count: 52
Alabama17.4%
Alaska12.3%
Arizona15.8%
Arkansas12.3%
California12.7%
Colorado13.3%
Connecticut9.8%
Delaware12.5%
District of Columbia5.9%
Florida20.9%
Georgia21.4%
Hawaii7.8%
Idaho19.6%
Illinois12.6%
Indiana12.8%
Iowa8.6%
Kansas15.3%
Kentucky9.2%
Louisiana12.8%
Maine12.3%
Maryland10.7%
Massachucetts6.3%
Michigan9.8%
Minnesota9.7%
Mississippi21.1%
Missouri15.8%
Montana12.9%
Nebraska14.4%
Nevada19.4%
New Hampshire8.9%
New Jersey13.2%
New Mexico14.3%
New York11.8%
North Carolina18.8%
North Dakota10.2%
Ohio9.6%
Oklahoma18.7%
Oregon12.2%
Pennsylvania8.5%
Rhode Island8.9%
South Carolina17.5%
South Dakota12.8%
Tennessee17.8%
Texas28.5%
Utah14.5%
Vermont7.5%
Virginia13.2%
Washington10.7%
West Virginia11.3%
Wisconsin9.0%
Wyoming17.4%
United States12.7%

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 11/06/2018, Published on 11/06/2018
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Content updated: Tue, 6 Nov 2018 16:50:54 MST