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Important Facts for New Mexico Population - Language, Speak English Less than 'Very Well'


The percentage of persons age 5 and over who speak English less than "very well."


The estimated number persons age 5 and over who speak English less than "very well."


Total estimated population aged 5 years and older.

Why Is This Important?

People with low English proficiency can experience diminished access to health care, including obtaining preventive and primary care services or even health insurance coverage. Patients who experience difficulty communicating with their providers are more likely to be dissatisfied with their care and may misunderstand their clinician's instructions.
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Content updated: Fri, 3 May 2019 13:47:52 MDT