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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.

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC WONDER Online Database (http://wonder.cdc.gov).

Definition

The percentage of the population that is children.

Numerator

Number of children (age 0-17) in the population.

Denominator

Total number of persons in the population.
Page Content Updated On 05/01/2019, Published on 05/01/2019
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Content updated: Wed, 1 May 2019 13:35:20 MDT