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Health Highlight Report for San Juan County

Injury - Unintentional Injury Hospitalization: Hospital Discharges per 10,000 Children Age 0-4, 2009-2013

  • San Juan County
    95% Confidence Interval (13.7 - 20.7)
    Statistical StabilityStable
    New Mexico
    DNA=Data not available.
  • San Juan 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?

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.

Healthy People Objective IVP-12:

Reduce nonfatal unintentional injuries
U.S. Target: 8,297.4 injuries per 100,000 population

Data Sources

Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data, New Mexico Department of Health.   Population Data Source: Geospatial and Population Studies Program, University of New Mexico.  

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

Indicator Profile Report

Unintentional Injury Hospital Discharges (exits this report)

Date Content Last Updated

The information provided above is from the New Mexico Department of Health's NM-IBIS web site ( The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Sun, 17 January 2021 from New Mexico Department of Health, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site:".

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