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.
- 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).
DefinitionThe percentage of the population that is children.
NumeratorNumber of children (age 0-17) in the population.
DenominatorTotal number of persons in the population.
Page Content Updated On 05/01/2019, Published on 05/01/2019