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Health Indicator Report of New Mexico Population - Language, Speak English Less than 'Very Well'

People with low English proficiency can experience diminished access to health care, including obtaining preventative and primary care services or even health insurance coverage. Patients who experience difficulty communicating with their providers are more likely to be dissatisfied with their care and may misunderstand the use of their medications.

Percentage of Residents who Speak English Less than 'Very Well,' by County, New Mexico, 2011 - 2015


2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate.   The 90-percent margin of error (MOE) reported by the American Community Survey was transformed to a 95-percent confidence level for this report using a [ calculator] provided by the [ State Data Center Clearinghouse] and a [ calculator] prepared by the [ New York State Data Center].

Data Source

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.


The percentage of persons age 5 and over who speak English less than "very well."


The estimated number persons age 5 and over who speak English less than "very well."


Total estimated population aged 5 years and older.
Page Content Updated On 09/29/2017, Published on 09/29/2017
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Content updated: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:06:48 MDT