Health Indicator Report of New Mexico Population - Age 0-17
The age distribution of a population is related to several health measures, such as the prevalence of chronic disease and the demand for family planning and immunization services. Younger populations, that is, those with a higher percentage of children and young adults, will appear to be healthier when looking at death and hospitalization rates that have not been age-adjusted. For this reason, it is important to use age-adjusted rates when comparing areas that have different age distributions.
DefinitionThe percentage of the population that is children.
NumeratorNumber of children (age 0-17) in the population.
DenominatorTotal number of persons in the population.
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