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Why Is This Important?
Lack of health insurance coverage has been associated with increased risk of chronic disease and mortality. People who forgo needed health care services may be more likely to succumb to preventable illnesses and to suffer complications from those illnesses, and possibly be more likely to die prematurely.
The percentage of New Mexicans who are unable to get needed care because of cost at the time of the survey. Question text: Was there a time in the past 12 months when you needed to see a doctor but could not because of cost?
Data NotesThe county-level BRFSS data used for this indicator report were weighted to be representative of the New Mexico Health Region populations. Had the data been weighted to be representative of each county population, the results would likely have been different.
- Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.
- U.S. data source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Prevalence and Trends Data.
How the Measure is Calculated
Numerator:Number of persons in the survey sample who were in the given category (e.g., unable to get needed care because of cost or able to get care because of cost) at the time of the survey.
Denominator:Total number of persons in the survey sample who responded to the question.