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San Juan County Environmental Health Profile

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San Juan County New Mexico
County seat Aztec -
Population (July 1, 2015) 123,979 2,099,856
% New Mexico population 5.9% 100%
Land area (sq. miles) 5,513 121,298
Persons per sq. mile (2015) 22.5 17.3
Resident live births (2015) 1,826 25,730
Deaths of NM residents (2015) 1005 17,687
No. households (2011-2015) 49,562 909,565


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San Juan
County
New Mexico United States San Juan/NM
comparison *
San Juan/US
comparison *
10-year trend
% under age 5 7.4% 6.6% 6.3% higher higher -1.3%
% under age 18 26.5% 24.3% 23.3% higher higher -1.2%
% Age 65 or older 14.0% 14.7% 14.1% lower lower +3.6%
% Age 75 or older 6.0% 6.2% 6.2% lower lower +3.4%
% Hispanic 20.0% 47.4% 17.1% lower higher +1.6%
% White 41.9% 39.2% 62.3% higher lower -0.9%
% American Indian 36.3% 8.5% 0.7% higher higher no trend
% Black 1.1% 1.8% 12.3% lower lower +6.9%
% Asian 0.7% 1.3% 5.2% lower lower +7.4%
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

San Juan
County
New Mexico United States San Juan/NM
comparison *
San Juan/US
comparison *
10-year trend
Median income $48,671 $44,963 $53,889 higher lower -
% in poverty 20.1% 21.0% 15.5% similar higher -
% Children under 5 in poverty 26.0% 34.0% 23.0% lower similar -
% Children under 18 in poverty 26.0% 29.4% 21.7% lower higher -
% Adults over 65 in poverty 13.5% 12.0% 9.4% similar higher -
% Unemployment 9.2% 5.4% 8.3% higher similar -
% High school diploma or higher 82.2% 84.2% 86.7% lower lower -
% Bachelors or higher 15.2% 26.3% 29.8% lower lower -
% Speaking English less than well 6.0% 26.1% 8.6% lower lower -
% Disabled 13.6% 14.6% 12.4% lower higher -
% with no health insurance 21.8% 16.4% 13.0% higher higher -
% Homes built before 1950 3.2% 9.2% 18.4% lower lower -
% Homes built before 1980 43.9% 47.5% 55.8% lower lower -
Data Sources: US Census American Community Survey (2011-2015).
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

San Juan
County
New Mexico United States San Juan/NM comparison * San Juan/US comparison * 10-year trend
Life expectancy at birth 78.0 78.6 78.8 lower lower no trend
Life expectancy at age 65 20.8 20.4 19.3 higher higher +0.6%
Years of potential life lost (per 100,000 residents) 1 8,775 7,716 6,601 higher higher no trend
Overall mortality rate (per 100,000) 746 736 824 similar lower no trend
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births) 6.0 5.6 6.0 similar similar -
% Infants with low birthweight (<2500 g) 8.0% 9.0% 8.0% similar similar no trend
% Pre-term births (<37 weeks) 8.0% 9.0% 9.5% similar lower no trend
Data Sources: New Mexico Vital Records (2013-2015).
1 Years of potential life lost (YPLL) is a measure of premature mortality. It refers to the average number of years a person would have lived if he or she had not died before the age of 75. YPLL per 100,000 residents is shown.
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.


Age-adjusted incidence rate per 100,000 residents, except as noted

San Juan
County
New Mexico United States San Juan/NM comparison * San Juan/US comparison * 10-year trend
Bladder cancer 11.9 15.1 20.1 similar lower no trend
Brain & other nervous system cancer 3.3 5.1 6.4 similar lower no trend
Breast cancer 105.1 133.8 125.0 lower lower no trend
Esophageal cancer 2.9 3.6 4.3 similar similar no trend
Kidney cancer 16.4 14.1 15.6 similar similar no trend
Laryngeal cancer 2.6 2.5 3.2 similar similar no trend
Leukemia 3.4 5.9 13.5 lower lower no trend
Liver cancer 9.3 9.6 8.4 similar similar +12.5%
Lung cancer 44.2 39.8 57.3 similar lower -2.3%
Melanoma 9.1 14.6 21.8 lower lower no trend
Mesothelioma 0.8 0.8 0.9 similar similar -8.4%
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 16.7 16.0 19.5 similar similar no trend
Oral & pharyngeal cancer 8.7 9.0 11.1 similar similar no trend
Pancreatic cancer 11.9 10.8 12.4 similar similar no trend
Thyroid cancer 11.8 15.7 13.9 lower similar no trend
% Population ever diagnosed with cancer (excluding melanoma) 1 5.4% 5.9% 6.7% similar lower no trend
Data Sources for incidence rates: New Mexico Tumor Registry (2012-2014)
1 Prevalence of cancer (excluding melanoma) for people surveyed by BRFSS from 2011-2015. BRFSS
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

San Juan
County
New Mexico United States San Juan/NM comparison * San Juan/US comparison * 10-year trend
% Children under age 6 tested for elevated blood lead 9.5% 8.7% - higher - +20.2%
% Children under age 6 tested with blood levels >10 ug/dl 0.4% 0.2% - higher - -6.8%
Carbon monoxide poisoning hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 21.3 10.2 - higher - -9.0%
Carbon monoxide poisoning emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 17.8 10.2 - higher - -7.1%
Carbon monoxide exposure calls (rate per 10,000 residents) 7.6 8.5 - similar - -7.0%
Data Sources: NM EPHT (2013-2015).
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

San Juan
County
New Mexico United States San Juan/NM comparison * San Juan/US comparison * 10-year trend
Asthma hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 8.4 8.7 - similar - no trend
Asthma emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 51.9 44.1 - higher - -
Asthma prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 8.2% 9.5% 9.0% similar similar no trend
COPD hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 9.5 9.2 - similar - -8.3%
COPD prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 1 6.3% 5.7% 6.3% similar similar no trend
Diabetes prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 2 10.6% 10.1% 9.8% similar similar no trend
Heart attack hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 15.7 12.2 - higher - -8.6%
Heat stress related emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 10.3 12.8 - similar - no trend
Data Sources: 1 NM EPHT (2012-2014); 2 BRFSS (2011-2015).
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.
San Juan
County
*PM2.5 average annual concentration (mcg/m 3 ) -- LURBME model 7.0
PM2.5 average annual days over NAAQS 0
Ozone average annual days over NAAQS 0
Data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. Annual PM 2.5 Level (Monitor + Modeled). Accessed From Environmental Public Health Tracking Network: www.cdc.gov/ephtracking.
* EPA NAAQS for annual average PM2.5 concentration is 12 mcg/m 3 .

Type Site Name EPA Webpage for Site
Superfund Eagle Picher Carefree Batteries Site URL
Brownfield Animas River Site On Hydro Plant Road Site URL
Brownfield Dine' Care -Shiprock Canel Site Site URL
Brownfield Las Vegas Museum And Municipal Court Site URL
Brownfield Many Devils Wash Site URL
Data Sources: US EPA (2017). Some of these pages may be restricted and not available to the public. We have utilized the URLs provided by the EPA.


% of Private Wells Tested that Exceeded MCLs1 for:

Uranium Nitrate Arsenic
0.0%-2.4%
Testing Years: Uranium (1981-2016); Arsenic (1976-2015); Nitrate (2004-2012).
Only a minority of private wells in each county have been tested for these constituents. Therefore, these percentages only refer to wells that have been sampled and may not be representative of the county as a whole.
1 MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): standard set by EPA for drinking water quality.
Water System Contaminant Average level MCL 1 Number of
people served
Aztec Domestic Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 6,800
Aztec Domestic Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.19 10 6,800
Aztec Domestic Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 6,800
Aztec Domestic Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 6,800
Aztec Domestic Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 6,800
Aztec Domestic Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 31.73 80 6,800
Aztec Domestic Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 6,800
Aztec Domestic Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 1.00 30 6,800
Aztec Domestic Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.01 5 6,800
Bloomfield Water Supply System Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 7,433
Bloomfield Water Supply System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 7,433
Bloomfield Water Supply System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 7,433
Bloomfield Water Supply System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 7,433
Bloomfield Water Supply System Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 7,433
Bloomfield Water Supply System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 74.03 80 7,433
Bloomfield Water Supply System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 7,433
Bloomfield Water Supply System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 7,433
Bloomfield Water Supply System Uranium (ug/L) 0.50 5 7,433
Farmington Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 47,000
Farmington Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.25 10 47,000
Farmington Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.30 6 47,000
Farmington Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.10 3 47,000
Farmington Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 47,000
Farmington Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 41.51 80 47,000
Farmington Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 47,000
Farmington Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.00 30 47,000
Farmington Water System Uranium (ug/L) 1.08 5 47,000
Flora Vista Mutual Domestic Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 4,300
Flora Vista Mutual Domestic Atrazine (ug/L) 0.40 10 4,300
Flora Vista Mutual Domestic Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 4,300
Flora Vista Mutual Domestic Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 4,300
Flora Vista Mutual Domestic Radium (pCi/L) 0.15 5 4,300
Flora Vista Mutual Domestic Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 32.26 80 4,300
Flora Vista Mutual Domestic Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.15 5 4,300
Flora Vista Mutual Domestic Trihalomethane (ug/L) 1.00 30 4,300
Flora Vista Mutual Domestic Uranium (ug/L) 0.01 5 4,300
Harvest Gold Subdivision Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 522
Harvest Gold Subdivision Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 522
Harvest Gold Subdivision Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.06 6 522
Harvest Gold Subdivision Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.03 3 522
Harvest Gold Subdivision Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 522
Harvest Gold Subdivision Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 25.50 80 522
Harvest Gold Subdivision Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 522
Harvest Gold Subdivision Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 522
Harvest Gold Subdivision Uranium (ug/L) 0.31 5 522
Hydro Pure Technology Inc. Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 25
Hydro Pure Technology Inc. Atrazine (ug/L) 0.19 10 25
Hydro Pure Technology Inc. Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 25
Hydro Pure Technology Inc. Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 25
Hydro Pure Technology Inc. Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 25
Hydro Pure Technology Inc. Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 31.06 80 25
Hydro Pure Technology Inc. Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 25
Hydro Pure Technology Inc. Trihalomethane (ug/L) 1.00 30 25
Hydro Pure Technology Inc. Uranium (ug/L) 0.01 5 25
La Vida Mission Community Water Supply Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 42
La Vida Mission Community Water Supply Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 42
La Vida Mission Community Water Supply Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.06 6 42
La Vida Mission Community Water Supply Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.03 3 42
La Vida Mission Community Water Supply Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 42
La Vida Mission Community Water Supply Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 4.18 80 42
La Vida Mission Community Water Supply Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 42
La Vida Mission Community Water Supply Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 42
La Vida Mission Community Water Supply Uranium (ug/L) 0.16 5 42
Lower Valley Water Users Association Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 8,647
Lower Valley Water Users Association Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 8,647
Lower Valley Water Users Association Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 8,647
Lower Valley Water Users Association Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 8,647
Lower Valley Water Users Association Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 8,647
Lower Valley Water Users Association Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 45.31 80 8,647
Lower Valley Water Users Association Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 8,647
Lower Valley Water Users Association Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 8,647
Lower Valley Water Users Association Uranium (ug/L) 0.06 5 8,647
Morningstar Water Supply System Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 6,423
Morningstar Water Supply System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.25 10 6,423
Morningstar Water Supply System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.06 6 6,423
Morningstar Water Supply System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.03 3 6,423
Morningstar Water Supply System Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 6,423
Morningstar Water Supply System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 40.04 80 6,423
Morningstar Water Supply System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 6,423
Morningstar Water Supply System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 6,423
Morningstar Water Supply System Uranium (ug/L) 0.15 5 6,423
Northstar MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 4,123
Northstar MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.15 10 4,123
Northstar MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 4,123
Northstar MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 4,123
Northstar MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 4,123
Northstar MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 38.00 80 4,123
Northstar MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 4,123
Northstar MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 4,123
Northstar MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.02 5 4,123
Pine River MDCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 31
Pine River MDCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 31
Pine River MDCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.06 6 31
Pine River MDCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.03 3 31
Pine River MDCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 31
Pine River MDCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 72.30 80 31
Pine River MDCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 31
Pine River MDCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 31
Pine River MDCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.11 5 31
Rosa Joint Ventures Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 5.00 10 210
Rosa Joint Ventures Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.64 10 210
Rosa Joint Ventures Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 210
Rosa Joint Ventures Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 210
Rosa Joint Ventures Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 210
Rosa Joint Ventures Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.00 80 210
Rosa Joint Ventures Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 210
Rosa Joint Ventures Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 4.00 30 210
Rosa Joint Ventures Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.11 5 210
Southside Mutual Domestic Water Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 1,593
Southside Mutual Domestic Water Atrazine (ug/L) 0.19 10 1,593
Southside Mutual Domestic Water Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 1,593
Southside Mutual Domestic Water Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 1,593
Southside Mutual Domestic Water Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 1,593
Southside Mutual Domestic Water Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 36.73 80 1,593
Southside Mutual Domestic Water Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 1,593
Southside Mutual Domestic Water Trihalomethane (ug/L) 1.00 30 1,593
Southside Mutual Domestic Water Uranium (ug/L) 0.01 5 1,593
Upper La Plata Water Users Association Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 2,265
Upper La Plata Water Users Association Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 2,265
Upper La Plata Water Users Association Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 2,265
Upper La Plata Water Users Association Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 2,265
Upper La Plata Water Users Association Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 2,265
Upper La Plata Water Users Association Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 42.28 80 2,265
Upper La Plata Water Users Association Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 2,265
Upper La Plata Water Users Association Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 2,265
Upper La Plata Water Users Association Uranium (ug/L) 0.06 5 2,265
Data Sources: NM EPHT (2015).
1 MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): standard set by EPA for drinking water quality.
San Juan
County
New Mexico United States San Juan/NM comparison * San Juan/US comparison * 10-year trend
% Population with BMI >30 33.6% 27.7% 28.9% higher higher no trend
% Population that currently smokes 20.9% 19.7% 17.5% similar higher -
Data Sources: BRFSS (2011-2015)
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.


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  • 10-year trends are determined using linear regression. Percentages can be interpreted as the rate of change over the most recent decade. For example, +2.5% indicates a rate of increase of 2.5% per decade, and -2.5% indicates a 2.5% rate of decrease per decade. Trends that were not statistically significant (p>0.05) appear as 'no trend'.
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Content updated: Fri, 9 Jun 2017 09:26:33 MDT