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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, San Miguel 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.

Other Views


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
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Content updated: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:53:58 MST