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Complete Health Indicator Report of Alcohol - Drinking and Driving Among Adults

Definition

Drinking and driving is defined as adults who report that they drove after having "perhaps too much to drink" at least once in past 30 days

Numerator

Number of New Mexican adults (ages 18 and over) from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) who reported driving after having "perhaps too much to drink" at least once in past 30 days

Denominator

Number of New Mexican adults (ages 18 and over) from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Data Interpretation Issues

Data for this indicator report are from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), an ongoing survey of adults regarding their health-related behaviors, health conditions, and preventive services. Data are collected in all 50 states, D.C., and U.S. territories. Responses have been weighted to reflect the New Mexico adult population by age, sex, ethnicity, geographic region, marital status, education level, home ownership and type of phone ownership. The survey is conducted using scientific telephone survey methods for landline and cellular phones (with cellular since 2011). The landline phone portion of the survey excludes adults living in group quarters such as college dormitories, nursing homes, military barracks, and prisons. The cellular phone portion of the survey includes adult students living in college dormitories but excludes other group quarters. Beginning with 2011, the BRFSS updated its surveillance methods by adding in calls to cell phones and changing its weighting methods. These changes improve BRFSS' ability to take into account the increasing proportion of U.S. adults using only cellular telephones as well as to adjust survey data to improve the representativeness of the estimates generated from the survey. Results have been adjusted for the probability of selection of the respondent, and have been weighted to the adult population by age, gender, phone type, detailed race/ethnicity, renter/owner, education, marital status, and geographic area. Lastly and importantly, these changes mean that the data from years prior to 2011 are not directly comparable to data from 2011 and beyond. Please see the [https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/view/docs/Query/BRFSS/BRFSS_fact_sheet_Aug2012.pdf BRFSS Method Change Factsheet]. The "missing" and "don't know" responses are removed before calculating a percentage.

Why Is This Important?

Adult drinking and driving is a precursor to alcohol-related motor vehicle crash injury and death. Any drinking and driving is dangerous (i.e., associated with an elevated risk of crash and injury), but driving after binge drinking (which is defined as a level of drinking likely to lead to a 0.08 BAC) is particularly risky. Unfortunately, binge drinkers are much more likely to report driving after drinking than non-binge drinkers. For example, in 2014, only 1.1% of adults reported driving after drinking too much; but 7.0% of binge drinkers reported engaging in this risky behavior in the past 30 days, compared to only 0.1% of non-binge drinkers.

Other Objectives

Substance Abuse Epidemiology Report Indicator

Evidence-based Practices

The Community Guide outlines evidence-based strategies for the prevention of excessive alcohol use and alcohol-related motor vehicle injury: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/topic/motor-vehicle-injury.

Available Services

Doctors, nurses and other health professionals should screen all adult patients and counsel those who drink too much to drink less. This is called alcohol screening and brief intervention (A-SBI). A-SBI can reduce how much alcohol a person drinks on an occasion by 25%. A-SBI is recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Community Guide), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the World Health Organization (WHO). For more information on A-SBI, please the CDC vital signs website: www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/alcohol-screening-counseling/index.html


Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Drinking and Driving (past 30 days), Adults Aged 18+ by Year, New Mexico, 1998-2016

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Driving after drinking prevalence decreased significantly between 2006 and 2010.
BRFSS by weighting method by NM vs. U.S.YearPercentage Drinking and DrivingLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 10
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method19982.2
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method20002.8
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method20022.0
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method20041.91.42.5
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method20062.21.72.8
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method20081.20.81.7
New Mexico, Old Weighting Method20100.90.61.3
New Mexico, New Weighting Method20121.21.01.6
New Mexico, New Weighting Method20141.10.81.6
New Mexico, New Weighting Method20161.01.01.9

Data Notes

The drinking and driving question is only asked in even years.   Estimates for 2011 and forward should not be compared to earlier years (please refer to Data Interpretation Issues, below).

Data Sources

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BRFSS Prevalence and Trends Data, [https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/brfssprevalence].


Drinking and Driving (past 30 days), Adults Aged 18+ by County, New Mexico, 2014-2016

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CountyPercentage Drinking and DrivingLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 34
Bernalillo0.90.32.4**10,1501,115,334
Catron0.6**6611,152
Chaves1.30.65.6**1,422106,791
Cibola0.601.8**31649,412
Colfax0.40.210**7520,812
Curry10.28.2**74876,069
De Baca****
Dona Ana1.91.95.86,939364,813
Eddy0.90.68.2**87495,278
Grant0.60.29**28647,979
Guadalupe****
Harding****
Hidalgo****
Lea1.30.314.6**1,480117,167
Lincoln0.4**17040,811
Los Alamos0.5**13728,227
Luna0**045,656
McKinley1.315.4*1,617128,866
Mora0**09,561
Otero1.10.96.8**1,075101,243
Quay20.624**32116,257
Rio Arriba0.90.54.7**68379,246
Roosevelt0**030,845
Sandoval10.15.7**2,309225,216
San Juan0.40.32**885205,955
San Miguel0**047,874
Santa Fe1.40.94.2*3,605261,078
Sierra0.4**8624,171
Socorro0**033,549
Taos1.70.610**84250,993
Torrance0**028,908
Union2.71.138.8**28810,824
Valencia0.5**578123,664
New Mexico111.936,1363,658,238

Data Notes

The drinking and driving question is only asked in even years.   **Percentages based on fewer than 50 completed surveys are not shown because they do not meet the DOH standard for data release. The county-level BRFSS data used for this indicator report were weighted to be representative of the New Mexico Health Region populations. Had the data been weighted to be representative of each county population, the results would likely have been different.

Data Sources

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BRFSS Prevalence and Trends Data, [https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/brfssprevalence].


Drinking and Driving (past 30 days), Adults Aged 18+ by Health Region, New Mexico, 2012, 2014

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New Mexico Health RegionPercentage Drinking and DrivingLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 7
Northwest0.60.31.2122,967
Northeast1.10.81.7312,932
Metro1.412574,678
Southeast1.30.82283,036
Southwest0.90.51.4192,771
U.S.1.8U.S. value is for 2012

Data Notes

The drinking and driving question is only asked in even years.

Data Sources

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BRFSS Prevalence and Trends Data, [https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/brfssprevalence].


Drinking and Driving (past 30 days), Adults Aged 18+ by Urban and Rural Counties, New Mexico, 2012, 2014

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Urban Versus Rural CountiesPercentage Drinking and DrivingLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 6
Metropolitan Counties1.412574,678
Small Metro Counties1.10.81.6384,600
Mixed Urban-Rural10.71.3455,953
Rural Counties0.50.21.271,153
New Mexico1.20.91.415116,384
U.S.1.8U.S. value is for 2012

Data Notes

The drinking and driving question is only asked in even years.

Data Sources

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BRFSS Prevalence and Trends Data, [https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/brfssprevalence].


Drinking and Driving (past 30 days), Adults Aged 18+ by Age Group, New Mexico, 2012, 2014

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Age GroupPercentage Drinking and DrivingLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 4
18-341.91.32.6512,667
35-491.512.2443,140
50-640.80.61.2435,450
65+0.20.10.4125,278

Data Notes

The drinking and driving question is only asked in even years.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Drinking and Driving (past 30 days), Adults Aged 18+ by Age, Sex and Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2014, 2016

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Driving after drinking was most prevalent among the middle aged (ages 25-64 years), compared to lower rates in other age groups. This reflects a steady (but not statistically significant) decline in drinking and driving by young adults (age 18-24) and a fluctuating pattern among those aged 25-64. New Mexico men continued to be more than twice as likely to report drinking and driving as women. Hispanic males were more likely to report drinking and driving than White and American Indian males.
Age: Adult 18-24,25-64,65+Sex and RacePercentage Drinking and DrivingLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 90
Age 18-24Male, American Indian2.5**60323,973
Age 18-24Male, Asian/Pacific Islander****
Age 18-24Male, Black****
Age 18-24Male, Hispanic0.8**1,146150,895
Age 18-24Male, White1.60.315.2**1,06167,766
Age 18-24Male, All Races1.10.14.1**2,810253,646
Age 18-24Female, American Indian0**032,552
Age 18-24Female, Asian/Pacific Islander****
Age 18-24Female, Black****
Age 18-24Female, Hispanic2.10.711.3**2,623127,592
Age 18-24Female, White0**056,502
Age 18-24Female, All Races1.10.47.4**2,623229,432
Age 18-24Both Sexes, American Indian1.1**60356,525
Age 18-24Both Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander****
Age 18-24Both Sexes, Black****
Age 18-24Both Sexes, Hispanic1.40.35.9**3,769278,486
Age 18-24Both Sexes, White0.90.29.4**1,061124,268
Age 18-24Both Sexes, All Races1.10.43.8**5,433483,077
Age 25-64Male, American Indian1.10.85.7**1,08099,019
Age 25-64Male, Asian/Pacific Islander****
Age 25-64Male, Black21.322.2**50924,905
Age 25-64Male, Hispanic2.82.2714,816522,737
Age 25-64Male, White1.50.82.5*6,849448,976
Age 25-64Male, All Races2.11.7423,2541,127,456
Age 25-64Female, American Indian0.50.25.2**539119,474
Age 25-64Female, Asian/Pacific Islander0**016,875
Age 25-64Female, Black0**019,694
Age 25-64Female, Hispanic0.30.31.4*1,599603,514
Age 25-64Female, White0.70.62.3*3,339476,024
Age 25-64Female, All Races0.40.51.45,4771,241,445
Age 25-64Both Sexes, American Indian0.70.63.6*1,619218,492
Age 25-64Both Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander0**033,984
Age 25-64Both Sexes, Black1.10.713.5**50944,599
Age 25-64Both Sexes, Hispanic1.51.43.816,4151,126,251
Age 25-64Both Sexes, White1.10.8210,187925,000
Age 25-64Both Sexes, All Races1.21.22.428,7312,368,901
Age 65+Male, American Indian1.30.416.6**19915,312
Age 65+Male, Asian/Pacific Islander****
Age 65+Male, Black****
Age 65+Male, Hispanic0.202**187112,335
Age 65+Male, White0.40.21.6**897200,818
Age 65+Male, All Races0.40.31.3*1,335340,470
Age 65+Female, American Indian0**024,559
Age 65+Female, Asian/Pacific Islander****
Age 65+Female, Black****
Age 65+Female, Hispanic0**0143,859
Age 65+Female, White0.20.12.2**637261,075
Age 65+Female, All Races0.10.11.4**637440,101
Age 65+Both Sexes, American Indian0.50.28.2**19939,871
Age 65+Both Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander****
Age 65+Both Sexes, Black0.4**5213,236
Age 65+Both Sexes, Hispanic0.100.9**187256,194
Age 65+Both Sexes, White0.30.21.3*1,534461,893
Age 65+Both Sexes, All Races0.30.20.9*1,972780,570
NM - All agesMale, American Indian1.40.74.4*1,883138,376
NM - All agesMale, Asian/Pacific Islander0**027,158
NM - All agesMale, Black1.60.916.9**56234,167
NM - All agesMale, Hispanic2.11.54.816,149787,577
NM - All agesMale, White1.20.72.18,806723,267
NM - All agesMale, All Races1.61.32.927,4001,730,153
NM - All agesFemale, American Indian0.30.13.8**539177,764
NM - All agesFemale, Asian/Pacific Islander0**021,247
NM - All agesFemale, Black0**036,584
NM - All agesFemale, Hispanic0.50.42.1*4,222880,678
NM - All agesFemale, White0.50.51.6*3,975802,279
NM - All agesFemale, All Races0.50.51.48,7361,928,085
NM - All agesBoth Sexes, American Indian0.80.52.7*2,422316,140
NM - All agesBoth Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander0**048,405
NM - All agesBoth Sexes, Black0.80.48.3**56270,751
NM - All agesBoth Sexes, Hispanic1.21.12.920,3711,668,254
NM - All agesBoth Sexes, White0.80.71.612,7821,525,546
NM - All agesBoth Sexes, All Races111.936,1363,658,238

Data Notes

The drinking and driving question is only asked in even years.   **Excluded due to small number of respondents (< 50) in population

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Drinking and Driving (past 30 days), Adults Aged 18+ by County and Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2014-2016

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Persons from Taos, Eddy, and Valencia who are of Hispanic origin have the three highest rates for drinking and driving. White persons in Santa Fe, Chaves, and Grant also have high rates for this behavior.
Race/Ethnicity, DOHCountyPercentage Drinking and DrivingLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 204
American Indian/Alaska NativeBernalillo0.90.315.8**42047,293
American Indian/Alaska NativeCatron****
American Indian/Alaska NativeChaves****
American Indian/Alaska NativeCibola1.6**26916,392
American Indian/Alaska NativeColfax****
American Indian/Alaska NativeCurry****
American Indian/Alaska NativeDe Baca****
American Indian/Alaska NativeDona Ana****
American Indian/Alaska NativeEddy****
American Indian/Alaska NativeGrant****
American Indian/Alaska NativeGuadalupe****
American Indian/Alaska NativeHarding****
American Indian/Alaska NativeHidalgo****
American Indian/Alaska NativeLea****
American Indian/Alaska NativeLincoln****
American Indian/Alaska NativeLos Alamos****
American Indian/Alaska NativeLuna****
American Indian/Alaska NativeMcKinley1.10.64.7**97692,923
American Indian/Alaska NativeMora****
American Indian/Alaska NativeOtero0.2**197,747
American Indian/Alaska NativeQuay****
American Indian/Alaska NativeRio Arriba0**06,966
American Indian/Alaska NativeRoosevelt****
American Indian/Alaska NativeSandoval0**028,032
American Indian/Alaska NativeSan Juan0.70.15.8**53978,413
American Indian/Alaska NativeSan Miguel****
American Indian/Alaska NativeSanta Fe****
American Indian/Alaska NativeSierra****
American Indian/Alaska NativeSocorro****
American Indian/Alaska NativeTaos****
American Indian/Alaska NativeTorrance****
American Indian/Alaska NativeUnion****
American Indian/Alaska NativeValencia****
American Indian/Alaska NativeNew Mexico0.80.52.7*2,422316,140
Asian/Pacific IslanderBernalillo****
Asian/Pacific IslanderCatron****
Asian/Pacific IslanderChaves****
Asian/Pacific IslanderCibola****
Asian/Pacific IslanderColfax****
Asian/Pacific IslanderCurry****
Asian/Pacific IslanderDe Baca****
Asian/Pacific IslanderDona Ana****
Asian/Pacific IslanderEddy****
Asian/Pacific IslanderGrant****
Asian/Pacific IslanderGuadalupe****
Asian/Pacific IslanderHarding****
Asian/Pacific IslanderHidalgo****
Asian/Pacific IslanderLea****
Asian/Pacific IslanderLincoln****
Asian/Pacific IslanderLos Alamos****
Asian/Pacific IslanderLuna****
Asian/Pacific IslanderMcKinley****
Asian/Pacific IslanderMora****
Asian/Pacific IslanderOtero****
Asian/Pacific IslanderQuay****
Asian/Pacific IslanderRio Arriba****
Asian/Pacific IslanderRoosevelt****
Asian/Pacific IslanderSandoval****
Asian/Pacific IslanderSan Juan****
Asian/Pacific IslanderSan Miguel****
Asian/Pacific IslanderSanta Fe****
Asian/Pacific IslanderSierra****
Asian/Pacific IslanderSocorro****
Asian/Pacific IslanderTaos****
Asian/Pacific IslanderTorrance****
Asian/Pacific IslanderUnion****
Asian/Pacific IslanderValencia****
Asian/Pacific IslanderNew Mexico0**048,405
BlackBernalillo****
BlackCatron****
BlackChaves****
BlackCibola****
BlackColfax****
BlackCurry****
BlackDe Baca****
BlackDona Ana****
BlackEddy****
BlackGrant****
BlackGuadalupe****
BlackHarding****
BlackHidalgo****
BlackLea****
BlackLincoln****
BlackLos Alamos****
BlackLuna****
BlackMcKinley****
BlackMora****
BlackOtero****
BlackQuay****
BlackRio Arriba****
BlackRoosevelt****
BlackSandoval****
BlackSan Juan****
BlackSan Miguel****
BlackSanta Fe****
BlackSierra****
BlackSocorro****
BlackTaos****
BlackTorrance****
BlackUnion****
BlackValencia****
BlackNew Mexico0.80.48.3**56270,751
HispanicBernalillo1.30.34.9**6,924537,961
HispanicCatron****
HispanicChaves1.40.27.4**82758,869
HispanicCibola0**018,653
HispanicColfax0**08,428
HispanicCurry2.20.521.3**58527,012
HispanicDe Baca****
HispanicDona Ana2.32.68.7*5,465235,270
HispanicEddy1.8117.6**73340,622
HispanicGrant0.3**5619,786
HispanicGuadalupe****
HispanicHarding****
HispanicHidalgo****
HispanicLea2.20.623.4**1,38264,015
HispanicLincoln1.5**1449,460
HispanicLos Alamos****
HispanicLuna0**032,769
HispanicMcKinley1.50.816.3**26818,359
HispanicMora****
HispanicOtero0**031,684
HispanicQuay****
HispanicRio Arriba0.70.15.5**39255,681
HispanicRoosevelt****
HispanicSandoval1.80.314.8**1,47283,317
HispanicSan Juan0**034,424
HispanicSan Miguel0**035,663
HispanicSanta Fe1.40.76.5**1,871134,034
HispanicSierra****
HispanicSocorro0**016,648
HispanicTaos0.9**25126,755
HispanicTorrance****
HispanicUnion****
HispanicValencia0**069,525
HispanicNew Mexico1.21.12.920,3711,668,254
WhiteBernalillo0.60.11.5**2,806468,882
WhiteCatron0.7**669,574
WhiteChaves1.40.812.7**59543,127
WhiteCibola0.40.16**4712,665
WhiteColfax0.60.314.1**7511,709
WhiteCurry0.4**16342,668
WhiteDe Baca****
WhiteDona Ana1.30.53.1*1,474112,960
WhiteEddy0.30.15**14151,740
WhiteGrant0.90.314.1**23026,971
WhiteGuadalupe****
WhiteHarding****
WhiteHidalgo****
WhiteLea0.2**9847,350
WhiteLincoln0.1**2629,424
WhiteLos Alamos0.8**13717,920
WhiteLuna0**012,632
WhiteMcKinley0.2**3114,674
WhiteMora****
WhiteOtero1.61.111**88954,075
WhiteQuay3.61.240**3218,863
WhiteRio Arriba1.8116.5**29115,844
WhiteRoosevelt0**021,337
WhiteSandoval0.8**837103,813
WhiteSan Juan0.40.32.6**34688,789
WhiteSan Miguel0**010,414
WhiteSanta Fe1.30.54.8**1,482116,528
WhiteSierra0.5**8618,126
WhiteSocorro0**012,403
WhiteTaos3.21.621.5**59118,266
WhiteTorrance****
WhiteUnion****
WhiteValencia1.1**57850,453
WhiteNew Mexico0.80.71.612,7821,525,546
NM, OverallBernalillo0.90.32.4**10,1501,115,334
NM, OverallCatron0.6**6611,152
NM, OverallChaves1.30.65.6**1,422106,791
NM, OverallCibola0.601.8**31649,412
NM, OverallColfax0.40.210**7520,812
NM, OverallCurry10.28.2**74876,069
NM, OverallDe Baca****
NM, OverallDona Ana1.91.95.86,939364,813
NM, OverallEddy0.90.68.2**87495,278
NM, OverallGrant0.60.29**28647,979
NM, OverallGuadalupe****
NM, OverallHarding****
NM, OverallHidalgo****
NM, OverallLea1.30.314.6**1,480117,167
NM, OverallLincoln0.4**17040,811
NM, OverallLos Alamos0.5**13728,227
NM, OverallLuna0**045,656
NM, OverallMcKinley1.315.4*1,617128,866
NM, OverallMora0**09,561
NM, OverallOtero1.10.96.8**1,075101,243
NM, OverallQuay20.624**32116,257
NM, OverallRio Arriba0.90.54.7**68379,246
NM, OverallRoosevelt0**030,845
NM, OverallSandoval10.15.7**2,309225,216
NM, OverallSan Juan0.40.32**885205,955
NM, OverallSan Miguel0**047,874
NM, OverallSanta Fe1.40.94.2*3,605261,078
NM, OverallSierra0.4**8624,171
NM, OverallSocorro0**033,549
NM, OverallTaos1.70.610**84250,993
NM, OverallTorrance0**028,908
NM, OverallUnion2.71.138.8**28810,824
NM, OverallValencia0.5**578123,664
NM, OverallNew Mexico111.936,1363,658,238

Data Notes

The drinking and driving question is only asked in even years.   **Excluded due to small number of respondents (< 50) in population The county-level BRFSS data used for this indicator report were weighted to be representative of the New Mexico Health Region populations. Had the data been weighted to be representative of each county population, the results would likely have been different.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Drinking and Driving (past 30 days), Adults Aged 18+ by Age Group, New Mexico, 2014-2016

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Race/EthnicityPercentage Drinking and DrivingLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 7
American Indian/Alaska Native0.80.52.7*2,422316,140
Asian/Pacific Islander0**048,405
Black/African American0.80.48.3**56270,751
Hispanic1.21.12.920,3711,668,254
White0.80.71.612,7821,525,546
New Mexico111.936,1363,658,238
United States1.8U.S. value is for 2012

Data Notes

The drinking and driving question is only asked in even years.

Data Sources

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BRFSS Prevalence and Trends Data, [https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/brfssprevalence].

References and Community Resources

The New Mexico Department of Health Substance Abuse Epidemiology Section has New Mexico-specific reports, resources and publications, available at: nmhealth.org/about/erd/ibeb/sap. CDC Alcohol Program has fact sheets, online tool kits, data and recently published literature, available at: www.cdc.gov/alcohol. The CDC also publishes the Prevention Status Reports (PSR), which highlight, for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the status of public health policies and practices designed to address important public health problems and concerns. The 2013 PSR for alcohol-related harms can be found at: www.cdc.gov/psr/2013/alcohol/index.html. The Community Preventive Services Task Force reviews research and makes recommendations to help communities answer the question "what works?" Community Guide recommendations for preventing excessive alcohol consumption can be found at: www.thecommunityguide.org/alcohol.

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

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