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 (2021) Life expectancy from birth 67.9 yrs 73.5 yrs 76.4 yrs Decrease
Premature Death
(2021)
Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL) before age 75 18,961 12,544 8,659 Increase
Injury Death (2021) Number of injury deaths (including intentional and unintentional) per 100,000 population (age adjusted) 158.5 150.7 n/a Overall increase. Slight decrease from 2020. 
Unintentional Injury Death (2021) Number of unintentional injury deaths per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) 111.6 105.3 67.8 Increase
Health status as fair or poor (2021) Percent of adults reporting fair or poor health 19.8% 18.1% 14.8% Moderate increase
Uninsured (2021) Percent of adult population under age 65 without health insurance 9.9% 10.1% 9.1% 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 (2021) Percent of high school students reporting persistent (2+ weeks) feelings of sadness/ hopelessness in past year 41.2% 44.2% 42.3% Increase
Attempted Suicide – High School (2021) Percent of high school youth reporting suicide attempt in past year 11.1% 10.4% 10.2% Unchanged since 2011
Attempted Suicide – Middle School (2021) Percent of middle school youth reporting having ever attempted suicide at some time in their life 12.2% 11.9% n/a Unchanged since 2015
Adults - Poor mental health days (2021) Percent of adults reporting 14 or more poor mental health days in past month 17.6% 15.0% 13.2% Decrease from 2019. Overall unchanged.
Suicide Rate (2021) Suicide rate per 100,000 population (age adjusted) 29.6 24.3 14.1 Decreased from 2020.
Child/Maternal Health
Low birth weight (2021) Percent of infants born with low birth weight (<2500 grams) 8.7% 9.4% 8.5% Increase from 2020
Prenatal care (2021) Percent of mothers receiving first trimester prenatal care 68.6% 66.0% 78.3% Modest increase
Teen birth rate (2021) Number of births to teen mothers, age 15-19, per 1,000 teen girls 20.6 19.2 14.4 Decrease
Nutrition
Food insecurity - All Ages (2021) Percent of people who lack access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life 16.0% 13.5% 10.4% Slight increase
Food insecurity -Children (2021) Percent of children who lack access, at times, to enough food 21.7% 19.2% 12.8% Moderate increase since 2019
Overweight/Obese – Adults (2021) Percent of adults for whom BMI is above cutoff 72.3% 70.6% 68.3% Moderate increase
Overweight/Obese – High School Youth (2021) Percent of high school youth for whom BMI is above cutoff 42.9% 37.6% 32.3% Increase since 2019
Physical Inactivity – Adults (2021) Percent of adults who report no physical exercise or activity 25.1% 23.0% 22.4% Unchanged
Physical Inactivity – High School Youth (2021) Percent of high school youth who report “no days of physical activity” 13.9% 16.7% 15.8% Increase since 2015. Overall unchanged
For additional ranked data, see County Health Rankings.

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