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Health Highlight Report for Catron County

Opioid Overdose Related Emergency Department Visits: Emergency Department Visits per 100,000 Population, 2013-2017

  • Catron County
    0
    95% Confidence Interval DNA
    Statistical StabilityDNA
    New Mexico
    50.6
    U.S.DNA
    DNA=Data not available.
  • Catron County Compared to State

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    Description of Dashboard Gauge

    Description of the Dashboard Gauge

    This "dashboard" type graphic is based on the community data on the right. It compares the community value on this indicator to the state overall value.
    • Excellent = The community's value on this indicator is BETTER than the state value, and the difference IS statistically significant.
    • Watch = The community's value is BETTER than state value, but the difference IS NOT statistically significant.
    • Improvement Needed = The community's value on this indicator is WORSE than the state value, but the difference IS NOT statistically significant.
    • Reason for Concern = The community's value on this indicator is WORSE than the state value, and the difference IS statistically significant.

    The community value is considered statistically significantly different from the state value if the state value is outside the range of the community's 95% confidence interval. If the community's data or 95% confidence interval information is not available, a blank gauge image will be displayed with the message, "missing information."
    NOTE: The labels used on the gauge graphic are meant to describe the community's status in plain language. The placement of the gauge needle is based solely on the statistical difference between the community and state values. When selecting priority health issues to work on, a community should take into account additional factors such as how much improvement could be made, the U.S. value, the statistical stability of the community number, the severity of the health condition, and whether the difference is clinically significant.

Why Is This Important?

Mortality is just one, and the most extreme, of the health outcomes associated with drug abuse. In the U.S., between 2004 and 2009, there has been a 98.4% increase in emergency department (ED) visits related to misuse or abuse of prescription drugs, particularly opioids. [[br]][[br]] ---- {{class .SmallerFont Paulozzi, L. J., Jones, C. M., Mack, K. A., & Rudd, R. A. [2011]. "Vital Signs: Overdoses of prescription opioid pain relievers-United States," 1999-2008. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 60[43], 6). In NM, the emergency department dataset (EDD) is collected in accordance with the NM Public Health Act and New Mexico Administrative Code 7.4.3.10. }}

How Are We Doing?

Drug use can result in overdose death and is also associated with other societal problems including crime, violence, homelessness, loss of productivity and spread of blood-borne disease such as HIV and hepatitis. Unintentional drug overdose is the largest

Note

Rates have been age-adjusted to the US 2000 standard population.  All rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population.

Data Sources

Emergency Department (ED) dataset, Health Systems Epidemiology Program, New Mexico Department of Health.   Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.  

Measure Description for Opioid Overdose Related Emergency Department Visits

Definition: The number of emergency department visits for drug overdose, that is, ED encounters with any diagnosis of opioid overdose (ICD-9 codes )
Numerator: Opioid Overdose Related Emergency Department Visits in New Mexico
Denominator: New Mexico Population

Indicator Profile Report

Opioid Overdose Related Emergency Department Visits, (exits this report)

Date Content Last Updated

11/19/2018
The information provided above is from the New Mexico Department of Health's NM-IBIS web site (http://ibis.health.state.nm.us). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Tue, 22 October 2019 from New Mexico Department of Health, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.health.state.nm.us".

Content updated: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:52:53 MDT