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 preventive 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 their clinician's instructions.
- New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.
- U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. http://factfinder.census.gov.
DefinitionThe percentage of persons age 5 and over who speak English less than "very well."
NumeratorThe estimated number persons age 5 and over who speak English less than "very well."
DenominatorTotal estimated population aged 5 years and older.
Page Content Updated On 05/03/2019, Published on 05/03/2019