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9 - Good public health

Goal 1 - Desired Condition 9 - Residents are safe from public health risks.


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"Residents are safe from public health risks"

Our Conclusion:


Based on the Following criteria:

Local Trend is STABLE
Albuquerque, compared to others, is WORSE
Citizen perception compared to data DIFFERS


Local Trend LOCAL TREND:

Sexually transmitted disease (STD) cases in Bernalillo county have fluctuated in the last 7 years yet, in 2011, remain at the same level they were in 2004. Bernalillo county plague, West Nile, and hantavirus cases have not had an occurrence in the last year.


Compared to other cities in the Southwest and the United States, Albuquerque has the highest rate of sexually transmitted disease cases per 100,000 population. Percent of infants vaccinated is similar among all 7 peer Southwest states. New Mexico's 2011 rate was 80.96%. Among peer communities, only El Paso has a higher percent of seniors (65+) lacking flu vaccination.

Citizen Perception CITIZEN PERCEPTION:

In 2011, Albuquerque citizens reported that progress has been made towards the achievement of this important desired condition, however further improvement in needed.  It seems likely that citizens overestimate the progress made in this area compared with the actual data.


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