Cibola County Health Highlights: Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Death Rates
Injury: Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Deaths
Cibola County Compared to State
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Why Is This Important?Motor vehicle traffic crashes are the leading cause of injury death for people 1 to 34 years of age and people 55 to 64 years of age in New Mexico. Young people ages 15 to 24 years have the highest motor vehicle crash death rate.
How Are We Doing?From 1999 through 2006, the motor vehicle traffic crash death rate in New Mexico remained relatively stable. The 2007 motor vehilcle traffic crash death rate in 2007 decreased 20% from the 2006 rate.
Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Death Rates by County, 2005-2009
NoteRates have been age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population. U.S. value is from 2007.
Data SourcesPopulation Source: Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) Population Estimates, University of New Mexico. http://www.unm.edu/~bber/. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) Data Source: National Center for Health Statics System for numbers of deaths. Census Bureau for population estimates. New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department.
Measure Description for Injury: Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Deaths
Definition: Motor vehicle traffic crash-related death rate is the number of deaths due to motor vehicle traffic crashes per 100,000 population.
Numerator: The number of motor vehicle traffic crash-related deaths per year
Denominator: The mid-year estimated population.
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Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 03/17/2011