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New Mexico Community Health Status Indicators

Assessing the health status of the population is a core function of public health(1), and the New Mexico Department of Health is committed to providing health assessment information for both the state and New Mexico communities. Accurate and timely information about the current health status will support effective planning and decision-making for improving health outcomes. In addition to the benefits that key indicator systems provide in general(2), having a common set of core health status measures can help communities conduct health assessments and identify priority health issues(3). The 46 Community Health Status Indicators (CHSIs) provide consistent and comparable health assessment information for New Mexico Department of Health and our community partners to work collaboratively to improve community health.

Data and information for the 46 CHSIs may be found in NM-IBIS indicator reports (accessed by clicking on the hypertext links in the table, below). Additional online reports also provide CHSI summary information by New Mexico community. The NM-IBIS Community Snaphot Reports provide community, state, and U.S. indicator values in a single table for quick comparison. The Community Health Highlight Reports provide the same community, state, and U.S. indicator values with one page of information for each health indicator. The online report format for all NM-IBIS indicator reports allows programs across the Department to update the reports in one place, as soon as new data and information become available, and provide the information in three convenient formats: indicator reports, snapshot reports, and community health highlight reports.

RISK AND RESILIENCY FACTORS
Community Health Status IndicatorIndicator DefinitionNM DOH Program Area
Adult Physical ActivityAmong adults, the proportion who engage in aerobic physical activity of at least moderate intensity for at least 150 minutes/week, or 75 minutes/week of vigorous intensity, or an equivalent combination.Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Bureau, Public Health Division
Adolescent Physical ActivityStudents who were physically active for a total of at least 60 minutes per day.Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Adult Fruit and Vegetable ConsumptionPercentage of adults who report consuming fruits and vegetables five or more times per day. Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Bureau, Public Health Division
Adolescent Fruit and Vegetable ConsumptionPercentage of high school students who ate five or more servings of fruits or vegetables per day.Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Adult ObesityThe percentage of BRFSS respondents whose self-reported height and weight corresponds to a Body Mass Index (BMI) equal to or greater than 30.0.Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Bureau, Public Health Division
Adolescent ObesityThe percentage of YRRS respondents whose self-reported height and weight corresponding to a Body Mass Index (BMI) equal to or greater than the 95th percentile for their age and sex.Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Adult Cigarette Smoking PrevalenceA current smoker is defined as a person 18 years or older who has smoked more than 100 cigarettes in his or her lifetime and currently smokes every day or some days.Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Bureau, Public Health Division
Youth Cigarette Smoking PrevalenceA current smoker is defined as a youth in grades 9-12 in a NM public high school who smoked cigarettes on one or more days in the past month.Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Bureau, Public Health Division
Youth With a Caring and Supportive Relationship in the FamilyStudents in grades 9-12 who reported that they had a parent or some other adult in the home who was interested in them, talked with them about their problems, and listened to them when they had something to say.Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Food Insecurity RateLack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods.Community Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division
HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND SYSTEMS
Community Health Status IndicatorIndicator DefinitionNM DOH Program Area
Health Insurance CoverageThe percentage of New Mexicans age 0 to 64 years without health insurance coverage at the time of the survey.Community Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division
Prenatal Care in the First TrimesterThe percentage of live births in the reporting period for which prenatal care was received in the first trimester.Maternal/Child Health Program, Family Health Bureau, Public Health Division
Influenza Vaccination, Adults Age 65+The estimated percentage of New Mexico adults age 65 and older with a current influenza immunization as reported by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.New Mexico Immunization Program, Infectious Disease Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Medicaid EnrollmentThe monthly percentage of the population enrolled in Medicaid, averaged over the months in the measurement period.Community Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division
Mammography for Women Ages 50-74 YearsPercentage of women ages 50-74 years who have had a mammogram in the past two years.Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Bureau, Public Health Division
Primary Care ProvidersRatio of Population to Primary Care Providers.Community Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division
Adult Annual Dental VisitPercentage of adults who last visited a dentist or a dental clinic in the last 12 months. Visits may have been for any reason, including visits to dental specialists, such as orthodontists.Office of Oral Health, Health Systems Bureau
HEALTH OUTCOMES
Community Health Status IndicatorIndicator DefinitionNM DOH Program Area
Low BirthweightThe percentage of all live births in which infants weighed under 2,500 grams.Maternal/Child Health Program, Family Health Bureau, Public Health Division
Teen BirthsThe number of births to females in the age group per 1,000 of the age group female population.Family Planning Program, Family Health Bureau, Public Health Division
Asthma Hospitalizations Among ChildrenAn admission to the hospital by a New Mexico child aged 0-14 years, that occurs in state with asthma listed as the primary (first-listed) diagnosis. Asthma hospitalizations include those with ICD-9 codes 493.0-493.92.Asthma Program, Environmental Health Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Alcohol-related DeathsAlcohol-related death is defined as the total number of deaths attributed to alcohol per 100,000 population (age-adjusted).Substance Use Epidemiology Section, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Alcohol-related Chronic Disease DeathsAlcohol-related chronic disease death is defined as the number of chronic disease deaths attributed to alcohol per 100,000 population (age-adjusted).Substance Use Epidemiology Section, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Alcohol-related Injury DeathsAlcohol-related injury death is defined as the number of injury deaths attributed to alcohol per 100,000 population (age-adjusted).Substance Use Epidemiology Section, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Deaths due to Drug OverdoseDeaths caused by drug overdose per 100,000 population (age-adjusted). Drug overdose deaths are those in which drug overdose is the primary cause, whether unintentional or intentional.Substance Use Epidemiology Section, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Heart Disease DeathsHeart disease deaths per 100,000 population (age-adjusted).Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Bureau, Public Health Division
Stroke DeathsStroke deaths per 100,000 population (age-adjusted).Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Bureau, Public Health Division
Diabetes DeathsDiabetes deaths per 100,000 population (age-adjusted).Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Bureau, Public Health Division
Diabetes HospitalizationsThe number of hospital inpatient discharges per 10,000 persons where diabetes, ICD9-CM codes 250 - 250.9, was either the primary or a contributing condition.Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Bureau, Public Health Division
Female Breast Cancer DeathsFemale Breast Cancer Deaths per 100,000 population (age-adjusted).Cancer Prevention and Control Section, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Bureau, Public Health Division
Lung Cancer DeathsLung Cancer Deaths per 100,000 population (age-adjusted).Cancer Prevention and Control Section, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Bureau, Public Health Division
Influenza and Pneumonia DeathsInfluenza and Pneumonia Deaths per 100,000 population (age-adjusted).Influenza Surveillance Program, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Chlamydia CasesChlamydia cases reported in the state of New Mexico per 100,000 population.Sexually-Transmitted Diseases Program, Infectious Disease Bureau
Pertussis CasesThe number of probable and confirmed cases of Pertussis per 100,000 population.Infectious Disease Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Among Older AdultsRate per 100,000 of invasive pneumococcal disease in adults aged 65 years and older.Infectious Disease Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Unintentional Injury DeathsDeaths due to all causes of unintentional injury per 100,000 population (age-adjusted).Injury Epidemiology Unit, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash DeathsThe number of unintentional injury deaths due to motor vehicle traffic crashes per 100,000 population (age-adjusted).Injury Epidemiology Unit, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Older Adult Fall DeathsFall-related death rate is the number of unintentional injury deaths due to falls in persons age 65 years or older, per 100,000 population age 65 years or older.Injury Epidemiology Unit, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Suicide DeathsDeaths attributed to suicide per 100,000 population (age-adjusted).New Mexico Violent Death Reporting System, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Child Abuse AllegationsThe ratio of allegations of child abuse per 1,000 children under age 18.Community Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division
Youth With Feelings of Sadness and HopelessnessPercentage of students grades 9-12 in a NM public school who felt so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that they stopped doing some usual activities during the past 12 months.Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Adult Frequent Mental Distress (past 30 days)Percentage of adults experiencing 6 or more of the last 30 days with mental health "not good."Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Fair or Poor HealthPercentage of adults aged 18 years and older who reported fair or poor general health.Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Life Expectancy from Age 65Expected average number of years of life (or a person's age at death) for individuals who were born into a particular population.Community Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division
POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS
Community Health Status IndicatorIndicator DefinitionNM DOH Program Area
Children in PovertyThe estimated percentage of children under age 18 living in households whose income is at or below the federal poverty level.Community Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division
Race/EthnicityThe percentage of the population by race/ethnicity categories.Community Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division
High School GraduationThe percentage of students who began high school as a 9th grader and who then proceeded to graduate from high school 4 years later.Community Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division
Bachelor's Degree or HigherPercent of the population age 25 years and older who have a bachelor's degree or higher.Community Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division
UnemploymentThe percentage of the civilian labor force that was not employed and seeking employment.Community Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division
Population Age 65 and OverPercentage of the population age 65 years and over.Community Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division

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References


1. Institute of Medicine; Committee for the Study of the Future of Public Health; Division of Health Care Services (1988) The Future of Public Health. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press.

2. Key Indicator Systems: Experiences of Other National and Subnational Systems Offer Insights for the United States. United States Government Accountability Office Report to Congress, March 2011.

3. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Community Health Assessment for Population Health Improvement: Resource of Most Frequently Recommended Health Outcomes and Determinants, Atlanta, GA: Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, 2013.



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