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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Rural New Mexico—Underserved Area for Healthcare Services

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  • 121,356 sq miles
  • 1.83 million people
  • 42.1% Hispanic
  • 9.5% Native American
  • 17.7% poverty rate compared to 11.7% nationally
  • >22% lack health insurance
  • 32 of 33 New Mexico counties are listed as Medically Underserved Areas (MUA's)
  • 14 counties designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA's)

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