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Health Indicator Report of Health Insurance Coverage - BRFSS Survey Estimates

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

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].

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

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

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