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Indicator Report - New Mexico Population Demographics: Race/Ethnicity

Why Is This Important?

New Mexico's population is very diverse, which sometimes leads to barriers to obtaining culturally-sensitive health care. Because of this and other social factors, there are real disparities in the health of New Mexicans of various race/ethnic groups. Reducing racial- and ethnically-based health disparities is an overarching goal of the U.S. Public Health Services/ Healthy People 2020 initiative.

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity, Bernalillo County 2012

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Data Notes

In the New Mexico Department of Health, race and Hispanic origin are presented using the following categories: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, Black or African American, Hispanic, and White.

Data Source

Population Data Source: Geospatial and Population Studies Program, University of New Mexico. http://bber.unm.edu/bber_research_demPop.html.

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Definition

The percentage of the population by race/ethnicity categories.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: The number of persons in each race/ethnic category
Denominator: The total number of persons in the population.

Page Content Updated On 09/29/2013, Published on 01/16/2014
The information provided above is from the New Mexico Department of Health's NM-IBIS web site (http://ibis.health.state.nm.us). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Thu, 24 April 2014 from New Mexico Department of Health, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.health.state.nm.us".

Content updated: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:13:26 MST