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Important Facts for 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
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Content updated: Tue, 6 Nov 2018 16:50:54 MST