Table 1

Characteristics of the population served by the joint programme for prevention and control of SARS-CoV-2 infection of Compañeros En Salud and the Chiapas Ministry of Health vs state and Mexico City comparison groups

Mexico cityChiapas stateSemiurban area with programme implementation*Rural area with programme implementation†
Population9 209 9445 543 82811 8757608
Less than 15 years old (y.o.)17.98%32.10%30.82%34.23%
Over 65 y.o.11.13%6.47%6.83%4.82%
Population over 14 y.o. who cannot read or write1.42%13.70%13.50%15.30%
Average quarterly income per household (US$)3543.041534.26
Population living in poverty†32.60%75.50%
Inhabitants per household3.324.094.035.18
Households with dirt floor0.62%11.06%8.97%21.38%
Households without electricity0.07%1.77%0.24%1.47%
Households without running water1.11%9.89%1.46%2.68%
Households without access to communication and information technologies‡0.40%11.23%2.85%14.79%
  • All data retrieved from the 2020 national census and the 2020 National Household Income and Expenditure Survey conducted by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography of Mexico (

  • *Ángel Albino Corzo.

  • †Capitán Luis A. Vidal, Honduras, Laguna del Cofre, Letrero, Matasano, Plan de la Libertad, Reforma, Salvador Urbina and Soledad.

  • †According to the multidimensional poverty index calculated by Mexico’s National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy.

  • ‡Radio, television, computer, tablet, telephone and television, telephone and Internet services.

  • US$, US Dollars.