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5 - Access to health care

Goal 1 - Desired Condition 5 - Residents have access to physical and mental health care.


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"Residents have access to physical and mental health care"

Our Conclusion:


Based on the Following criteria:

Local Trend is STABLE
Albuquerque, compared to others, is POSITIVE
Citizen perception compared to data MATCHES

Local Trend LOCAL TREND:

Albuquerque's infant mortality rate decreased from 2006 to 2009 to 4.2 per 1,000 live births. Low birth weight babies is at 8.7%, remaining stable from 2005 to 2010. The State of New Mexico has low levels of spending for publicly funded mental health services, and these levels remained unchanged from 2007 to 2009. Individuals without health insurance coverage decreased slightly in 2011 to 16%.


Only El Paso had a lower infant mortality rate than Albuquerque in 2009. Albuquerque's rate of low birth weight babies is about average among peer Southwest cities and near the US rate. Among two other Southwest states, New Mexico's per capita spending in state mental health was slightly higher than Colorado, but significantly less than Arizona. Albuquerque is 2nd lowest in individuals without health insurance coverage among 7 peer cities.

Citizen Perception CITIZEN PERCEPTION:

In 2011, Albuquerque citizens rated this desired condition as being one of the most important conditions to achieve, while simultaneously being a condition with some of the least progress having been made. The difference between the importance of the condition and the progress citizens believe has been made is the ninth highest such difference among all conditions surveyed.


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