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New Mexico Community Health Status Indicators

Assessing population health is a core function of public health1. Accurate and timely information about the current health status will support effective planning and decision-making for improving health outcomes at both the state and local levels. 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 Community Health Status Indicators (CHSIs) provide consistent and comparable health assessment information to work collaboratively to improve community health.

Data and information for the 51 individual CHSIs may be found in NM-IBIS indicator reports (accessed by clicking on the hypertext links in the table, below). The NM-IBIS Community Reports use the CHSIs to provide community, state, and U.S. data in a single table for quick comparison. The community reports are available for counties,race and ethnic groups, and other New Mexico populations.

Clicking on the "Community Reports" tab, above, will expand the full community reports menu.

POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS

Community Health Status IndicatorIndicator DefinitionNM DOH Program Area
Child PovertyPercentage of Children Under Age 18 Living in PovertyCommunity Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division
Persons with Disability (Under Development)Percentage of Persons with a DisabilityCommunity Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division
High School Graduation RatesPercentage of New Mexico High School students who graduated within four yearsCommunity Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division
Universal Pre-Kindergarten (Under Development)Under DevelopmentCommunity Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division
UnemploymentThe percentage of the civilian labor force that was not employed and seeking employmentCommunity Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division
Age Dependency RatioThe population aged 0-14 and those aged 65 and over compared those aged 15-64Community Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division

HEALTH CARE SERVICES

Community Health Status IndicatorIndicator DefinitionNM DOH Program Area
Health Insurance CoveragePercentage of persons age 0 to 64 years who were reported to have lacked health insurance coverage (Census Bureau, SAHIE Program)Community Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division
Primary Medical ProviderPercentage of surveyed adults from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) who answered "no" to the question: Do you have one or more persons you think of as your personal doctor or health care provider?Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Medical Care CostPercentage of surveyed adults from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) who reported they were unable to get needed care because of costBehavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Prenatal CarePercentage of live-born infants whose mothers reported having received prenatal care in the first trimester of that pregnancyMaternal/Child Health Program, Family Health Bureau, Public Health Division
Kindergarten Immunization Status (Under Development)Under DevelopmentNew Mexico Immunization Program, Infectious Disease Bureau, Public Health Division
Mammography ScreeningPercentage of women ages 50-74 years from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) who reported they had had a mammogram within the past two yearsCancer Prevention and Control Section, Population and Community Health Bureau, Public Health Division
Dental VisitsPercentage of adults from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) who reported they had had a dental visit in the past 12 monthsOffice of Oral Health, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Bureau, Public Health Division

LIFESTYLE AND RISK FACTORS

Community Health Status IndicatorIndicator DefinitionNM DOH Program Area
Adult Physical ActivityPercentage of surveyed adults from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) who reported they had the recommended level of physical activityBehavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Adolescent Physical ActivityPercentage of high school students from the Youth Risk & Resiliency Survey (YRSS) who reported they had the recommended level of physical activityYouth Risk and Resiliency Survey, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
5-a-DayPercentage of adults who reported consuming 5+ fruits and vegetables each dayPopulation and Community Health Bureau, Public Health Division
Food InsecurityThe percentage of persons of all ages of living in food-insecure householdsPopulation and Community Health Bureau, Public Health Division
Child Obesity (Under Development)Under DevelopmentObesity, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Program, Population and Community Health Bureau, Public Health Division
Youth ObesityThe percentage of high school students from the Youth Risk & Resiliency Survey (YRRS) who reported heights and weights that results in a BMI that put them in the 95th percentile or higher for their age and sexObesity, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Program, Population and Community Health Bureau, Public Health Division
Adult ObesityPercentage of adults from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey who reported heights and weights that resulted in a BMI equal to or greater than 30.0Obesity, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Program, Population and Community Health Bureau, Public Health Division
Adult SmokingPercentage of adults from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey who reported they had smoked more than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and currently smoked every day or some daysTobacco Use Prevention and Control Program, Population and Community Health Bureau, Public Health Division
Youth SmokingThe percentage of high school students from the Youth Risk & Resiliency Survey (YRRS) who reported they had smoked cigarettes on one or more days in the past monthTobacco Use Prevention and Control Program, Population and Community Health Bureau, Public Health Division
Youth E-smokingThe percentage of high school students from the Youth Risk & Resiliency Survey (YRRS) who reported they had used e-cigarettes or other electronic vapor products on one or more days in the past monthTobacco Use Prevention and Control Program, Population and Community Health Bureau, Public Health Division
Youth Resiliency - Adult InterestedThe percentage of high school students from the Youth Risk & Resiliency Survey (YRRS) who answered "A little," "Pretty much," or "Very much true" to the question, "Outside of my home and school, there is an adult who really cares about me."Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Youth Housing InstabilityThe percentage of high school students from the Youth Risk & Resiliency Survey (YRRS) who reported any response except "In my parent's or guardian's home" to the question, "During the past 30 days, where did you usually sleep at night?"Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division

HEALTH STATUS

Community Health Status IndicatorIndicator DefinitionNM DOH Program Area
Low BirthweightNumber of live births under 2,500 grams per 1,000 live births over the same time periodMaternal/Child Health Program, Family Health Bureau, Public Health Division
Teen Birth RateNumber of births to females in the age group per 1,000 girls of the same age group in the populationFamily Planning Program, Family Health Bureau, Public Health Division
Influenza and Pneumonia DeathsNumber of deaths with an underlying cause of influenza or pneumonia per 100,000 persons in the populationInfectious Disease Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Syphilis CasesNumber of primary, secondary, and early latent syphilis cases per 100,000 populationSexually-Transmitted Diseases Program, Infectious Disease Bureau
Pertussis CasesNumber of pertussis cases per 100,000 populationInfectious Disease Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Child Asthma HospitalizationsNumber of inpatient hospital discharges among children (under age 18) with a primary diagnosis of asthmaAsthma Control Program, Environmental Health Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Heart Disease DeathsNumber of deaths with an underlying cause of heart disease per 100,000 populationHeart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, Population and Community Health Bureau, Public Health Division
Stroke DeathsNumber of deaths with an underlying cause of stroke per 100,000 populationHeart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, Population and Community Health Bureau, Public Health Division
Diabetes DeathsNumber of deaths with an underlying cause of diabetes per 100,000 populationDiabetes Prevention and Control Program, Population and Community Health Bureau, Public Health Division
Female Breast Cancer DeathsNumber of deaths among females with an underlying cause of breast cancer per 100,000 populationCancer Prevention and Control Section, Population and Community Health Bureau, Public Health Division
Lung Cancer DeathsNumber of deaths with an underlying cause of lung cancer per 100,000 populationCancer Prevention and Control Section, Population and Community Health Bureau, Public Health Division
Unintentional Injury DeathsNumber of unintentional injury deaths per 100,000 populationInjury Epidemiology Unit, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash DeathsNumber of motor vehicle traffic crash deaths per 100,000 PopulationInjury Epidemiology Unit, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Older Adult Falls DeathsNumber of fall-related unintentional injury deaths among adults 65+ years of ageInjury Epidemiology Unit, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Child AbuseNumber of substantiated individual victims of child abuse or neglect per 1,000 children under age 18 in the populationCommunity Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division
Alcohol-related DeathsNumber of deaths attributed to alcohol per 100,000 population (attributable fraction using ARDI method)Substance Use Epidemiology Section, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Alcohol-related Chronic Disease DeathsNumber of chronic disease deaths attributed to alcohol per 100,000 population (attributable fraction using ARDI method)Substance Use Epidemiology Section, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Alcohol-related Chronic Liver Disease DeathsNumber of liver disease deaths attributed to alcohol per 100,000 population (attributable fraction using ARDI method)Substance Use Epidemiology Section, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Alcohol-related Injury DeathsNumber of injury deaths attributed to alcohol per 100,000 population (attributable fraction using ARDI method)Substance Use Epidemiology Section, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Drug Overdose DeathsNumber of drug overdose deaths per 100,000 populationSubstance Use Epidemiology Section, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Mental Health Hospitalizations (Under Development)Under DevelopmentInjury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Youth Mental HealthThe percentage of high school students from the Youth Risk & Resiliency Survey (YRRS) who answered "Yes" to the question, "During the past 12 months, did you ever feel so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that you stopped doing some usual activities?"Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Suicide DeathsNumber of suicide deaths per 100,000 populationInjury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Youth Suicide AttemptsThe percentage of high school students from the Youth Risk & Resiliency Survey (YRRS) who answered "one or more times" to the question, "During the past 12 months, how many times did you actually attempt suicide?"Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division
Deaths of Despair (Under Development)Number of deaths from suicide, drug overdose and 100% alcohol-attributable causes per 100,000 populationBureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Epidemiology and Response Division
Life Expectancy at BirthExpected average number of years of life (or a person's age at death) for individuals who were born into a particular populationBureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, 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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