Health Indicator Report of Health Insurance Coverage - Estimates from U.S. Census Bureau
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 services, such as cancer screening and immunizations.
NotesData from 2007 and earlier are from the U.S. Current Population Survey. Data from 2008 forward are modeled estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) and are based on a model that uses data from other census products. For more information see the SAHIE website at: http://www.census.gov/did/www/sahie/index.html.
Data SourceU.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, http://www.census.gov/did/www/sahie/data/interactive/.
Data Interpretation IssuesData for this indicator report are from the U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program. SAHIE estimates are modeled from American Community Survey and other sources. They are considered the most valid estimates for U.S. cou
- - Percentage Uninsured, Age 0 to 64 Years, by County, 2017
- - Percentage Uninsured, Age 0-64 Years, by by U.S. States, 2017
- - Percentage Uninsured, Age 0-18 Years, New Mexico and U.S., 2006-2017
- - Percentage Uninsured, Age 0-18 Years, by County, 2017
- - Percentage Uninsured, Age 0-18 Years, by by U.S. States, 2017
- - Percentage Uninsured, All Ages, by Small Area, New Mexico, 2013-2017
DefinitionThe percentage of New Mexicans without health insurance coverage
NumeratorNumber of persons who were uninsured
DenominatorTotal number of persons in the population
Healthy People Objective: AHS-1, Increase the proportion of persons with health insuranceU.S. Target: Not applicable, see subobjectives in this category
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?New Mexico's uninsured rate (the percentage of persons lacking insurance coverage) has improved in the years since enactment of the Affordable Care Act and state Medicaid expansion. New Mexico's rate is now similar to the U.S. rate.
Page Content Updated On 04/29/2019, Published on 04/29/2019