Indicator Report - Diabetes Deaths by County 2008 - 2010
Why Is This Important?Diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death for New Mexicans and the 7th leading cause in the U.S. Diabetes complications, costly to individuals, families and to society, include premature death, cardiovascular disease, blindness, end stage kidney disease, and lower extremity amputations. People with diabetes are two to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and stroke; about 65% of deaths in people with diabetes nationwide are due to these conditions. Costs of diabetes extend beyond medical costs, such as costs due to lower productivity, disability and loss of productive life due to premature death. Improvements are necessary at the individual, health system and societal levels to reverse the increasing rates of diabetes in our communities.
Diabetes Deaths by County 2008 - 2010
Diabetes Deaths, 2008-2010, County Quartile Map
A "Quartile" map assigns areas to four groups. Each group includes the SAME NUMBER of areas. Group membership and map color are based on the rank order of area rates, from the lowest rate to the highest. The bottom 25% (bottom quartile) of areas has the lowest rates, the next 25% has the second lowest rates, the next 25% has the second highest rates and the top 25% of areas has the highest rates. Areas with the darkest color have the highest rates. Percentile maps such as this assign areas to different groups regardless of how close the rates actually are. In other words, just because two areas are in different groups doesn't necessarily mean that their rates are significantly different.
Data NotesAge-adjusted to U.S. 2000 population. Diabetes deaths include those with ICD10 codes E10 - E14 and as underlying cause of death. ** The rate for certain counties has been suppressed because the observed number of events is very small and not appropriate for publication. U.S. rate used for comparison is the preliminary 2008 rate.
Data SourcesNew Mexico Death Data: Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics (BVRHS), New Mexico Department of Health.
DefinitionDiabetes deaths are the number of deaths attributed to diabetes per 100,000 people.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 11/15/2011, Published on 06/14/2012