Hidalgo County Health Highlights: Unintentional Injury Hospital Discharges
Injury: Unintentional Injury Hospitalization
Hidalgo County Compared to State
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Why Is This Important?Between 1999 and 2010, unintentional injuries were consistently the leading cause of death among people 1 to 44 years of age in New Mexico. The number of unintentional injury hospitalizations among all ages ranged from 4,650 in 1999 to 7,448 in 2006. Even more people visit the emergency department and physician offices or clinics for unintentional injuries each year.
Unintentional Injury Hospital Discharges - Children Age 0-4 by County,, 2006-2010
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Data SourcesHospital Inpatient Discharge Data, New Mexico Department of Health. Population Source: Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) Population Estimates, University of New Mexico. http://www.unm.edu/~bber/.
Measure Description for Injury: Unintentional Injury Hospitalization
Definition: Inpatient hospital stays due to all causes of unintentional injury
Numerator: Number of unintentional injury hospital discharges. (ICD-9 codes E800-E869, E880-E929)
Denominator: The mid-year estimated population of New Mexico
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Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 06/05/2012