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Why Is This Important?
People who do not have a primary medical care provider may not get the timely health care that they need to prevent illnesses and may also suffer unnecessarily from avoidable complications from those illnesses.
The percentage of New Mexicans with and without a primary medical provider. Question text: Do you have one or more persons you think of as your personal doctor or health care provider?
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 responded, "no" to the question: "Do you have one or more persons you think of as your personal doctor or health care provider?".
Denominator:Total number of persons in the survey sample who responded to the question.