Health Overview


Below are selected indicators for Health and Wellness.
See links under Data Indicators > Health & Wellness for additional indicators, trends and comparisons.

Indicator Indicator Description San Juan County New Mexico U.S. Trend (County)
Health
Life Expectancy (2020) Life expectancy from birth 70.9 yrs 75.1 yrs 77.0 yrs Decrease from 2019
Premature Death
(2018-2020)
Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) before age 75 (age-adjusted) 13,400 10,000 7,300 Increase
Injury Death (2020) Number of injury deaths (including intentional and unintentional) per 100,000 population (age adjusted) 163.8 124.3 48.0 Increase
Unintentional Injury Death (2020) Number of unintentional injury deaths per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) 101.4 86.0 34.4 Increase
Health status as fair or poor (2020) Percent of adults reporting fair or poor health 17.9% 13.8% 13.3% Decreased from 2019.
Uninsured (2019) Percent of adult population under age 65 without health insurance 14.8% 12.0% 10.2% Decrease
FTE Primary Care Physicians Primary Care Physicians Full-time Equivalent, per 10,000 people 4.3 5.2 n/a n/a
Mental Health
High School Youth – Persistent Sadness (2019) Percent of high school students reporting persistent (2+ weeks) feelings of sadness/ hopelessness in past year 39.2% 40.8% 36.7% Increase
Attempted Suicide – High School Percent of high school youth reporting suicide attempt in past year 12.2% 9.9% 8.9% Same since 2011
Attempted Suicide – Middle School Percent of middle school youth reporting having ever attempted suicide at some time in their life 12.6% 12.0% n/a Same since 2015
Adults - Poor mental health days (2020) Percent of adults reporting 14 or more poor mental health days in past month 14.7% 13.5% 13.2% Decrease from 2019. Overall staying the same.
Suicide Rate (2020) Number of suicide deaths per 100,000 population (age adjusted) 41.8 25.5 14.0 Increase
Child/Maternal Health
Low birth weight (2020) Percent of infants born with low birth weight (<2500 grams) 6.7% 8.9% 8.2% Decrease since 2014
Prenatal care (2020) Percent of mothers receiving first trimester prenatal care 66.1% 64.6% 77.6% Same
Teen birth rate (2020) Number of births to teen mothers, age 15-19, per 1000 teen girls 25% 22% 17% Decrease
Nutrition
Food insecurity - All Ages (2019) Percent of people who lack access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life 16.5% 14.2% 10.9% Projected to increase in 2020
Food insecurity -Children (2019) Percent of children who lack access, at times, to enough food 24.5% 22.0% 14.6% Projected to increase in 2020
Overweight/Obese – Adults (2020) Percent of adults for whom BMI is above cutoff 70.7% 68.2% 67.1% Same
Overweight/Obese – High School Youth (2019) Percent of adults for whom BMI is above cutoff 33.8% 31.8% 31.6% Same
Physical Inactivity – Adults (2020) Percent of adults who report no physical exercise or activity 23.1% 23.0% 22.4% Same
Physical Inactivity – High School Youth (2019) Percent of high school youth who report “no days of physical activity” 14.8% 16.3% 17.0% Increase since 2015
For additional ranked data, see County Health Rankings.

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