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Complete Health Indicator Report of Alcohol - Alcohol-Related Death


Alcohol-related death is defined as the total number of deaths attributed to alcohol per 100,000 population, age-adjusted to the U.S 2000 Standard Population. The alcohol-related death rates reported here are based on definitions and alcohol-attributable fractions from the CDC's Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI) website [].


Number of alcohol-related deaths in New Mexico


New Mexico Population

Data Interpretation Issues

According to the CDC's Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI) website [], there are 54 causes of death considered to be at least partially attributable to alcohol. These include 35 alcohol-related chronic diseases (e.g., liver cirrhosis, alcohol dependence); and 19 alcohol-related injuries (e.g., motor vehicle crashes, poisonings, falls, homicide, suicide). Alcohol-related deaths are estimated by multiplying the total number of deaths in a cause-of-death category by the percent of deaths in that category that are considered to be caused by alcohol. This percent, the so-called alcohol attributable fraction (AAF), can vary from 100% for causes of death that are completely related to alcohol use (e.g., alcoholic liver disease, alcohol poisoning); to less than 100% for causes that are only sometimes related to alcohol use. For example, per CDC ARDI, the AAF for portal hypertension is 40%. This means that 40% of deaths from portal hypertension are considered to be caused by alcohol use. The AAF for homicide is 47% and for suicide is 23%. The AAF for alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes is age- and gender-specific, ranging from 49% for males ages 25-34 to 8% for females ages 65 and over. For more information on the AAFs used here see the CDC ARDI Methods webpage [].

Why Is This Important?

The consequences of excessive alcohol use are severe in New Mexico. New Mexico's total alcohol-related death rate has ranked first, second, or third in the US since 1981; and 1st for the period 1997 through 2010 (the most recent year for which state comparison data are available). The negative consequences of excessive alcohol use in New Mexico are not limited to death but also include domestic violence, crime, poverty, and unemployment, as well as chronic liver disease, motor vehicle crash and other injuries, mental illness, and a variety of other medical problems. Nationally, one in ten deaths among working age adults (age 20-64) is attributable to alcohol. In New Mexico this ratio is one in six deaths.

Healthy People Objective: SA-20, Decrease the number of deaths attributable to alcohol

U.S. Target: 71,681 deaths

Other Objectives

Substance Abuse Epidemiology Report Indicator, New Mexico Community Health Status Indicator (CHSI)

Evidence-based Practices

There is a large body of evidence on effective strategies to prevent excessive alcohol use and alcohol-related harm. In the past decade, this evidence base has been the subject of numerous systematic expert reviews to assess the quality and consistency of the evidence for particular strategies; and to make recommendations based on this evidence. These expert reviews have recently been summarized by the NMDOH. The following list summarizes the evidence-based prevention strategies that are well-recommended by experts; and that could be more widely or completely implemented in New Mexico to reduce our alcohol-related problems: []. The following is a bit more information on prevention in general, and alcohol-related prevention in particular. Primary prevention attempts to stop a problem before it starts. In New Mexico, primary prevention of alcohol-related health problems has focused on regulating access to alcohol and altering the alcohol consumption behavior of high-risk populations. Regulatory efforts have included increasing the price of alcohol (shown to be effective in deterring alcohol use among adolescents), establishing a minimum legal drinking age, regulating the density of liquor outlets, and increasing penalties for buyers and servers of alcohol to minors. DWI-related law enforcement (e.g., sobriety checkpoints), when accompanied by media activity, can also be an important form of primary prevention, increasing the perceived risk of driving after drinking among the general population. Secondary prevention efforts try to detect and treat emergent cases before they cause harm. Screening and brief interventions (SBI) for adults in primary care settings is an evidence-based intervention to address problem drinking before it causes serious harm. Implementing this intervention more broadly in New Mexico primary care settings could help reduce our serious burden of alcohol-related chronic disease and injury. Tertiary prevention involves the treatment of individuals diagnosed with alcohol use disorders so they can recover to the highest possible level of health while minimizing the effects of the disease and preventing complications. According to the most recent estimates from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), [], roughly 130,000 New Mexicans report past-year alcohol dependence or abuse, indicating an acute need for treatment. However, fewer than one in ten people in need of treatment receives it. Nationally, the most common reasons that people who need and seek treatment do not receive it are because: they have no health insurance and cannot afford the cost; they are concerned about the possible negative effect on their job; or they are not ready to stop using.

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: [].

Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:

Graphical Data Views

Alcohol-related Deaths by Year, New Mexico, 1990-2017

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NM vs. U.S.YearDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 73
New Mexico199046.643.150.36691,541,270
New Mexico199146.242.749.96771,569,738
New Mexico199246.443506971,598,357
New Mexico199344.240.947.76791,626,900
New Mexico199444.541.247.96971,655,444
New Mexico199545.141.848.57191,683,987
New Mexico199647.143.950.67691,712,531
New Mexico199745.742.549.17631,741,074
New Mexico199844.241.147.57511,769,618
New Mexico199945.242.148.57831,798,161
New Mexico200048.645.451.98631,828,596
New Mexico200147.744.651.18621,851,525
New Mexico200247.944.851.28801,874,593
New Mexico200350.547.353.99451,897,658
New Mexico200449.246.152.59321,920,756
New Mexico200548.645.551.89381,943,827
New Mexico200650.647.553.99951,966,890
New Mexico20075450.857.41,0791,989,996
New Mexico200853.550.356.91,0802,013,064
New Mexico200950.547.553.81,0402,036,124
New Mexico201049.446.452.61,0422,065,194
New Mexico201153.550.456.81,1442,083,725
New Mexico201254.451.357.71,1732,091,432
New Mexico20135349.956.31,1492,095,156
New Mexico201459.456.162.81,2962,098,381
New Mexico201565.762.269.31,4262,099,856
New Mexico20166662.569.61,4562,103,586
New Mexico201766.863.370.41,4612,102,521
United States199030.9
United States199130.2
United States199229.3
United States199329.4
United States199429.2
United States199528.7
United States199628
United States199727.3
United States199826.9
United States199926.1
United States200026.1
United States200126.6
United States200227.2
United States200327.4
United States200427.4
United States200527.8
United States200628.1
United States200728.3
United States200828.2
United States200927.6
United States201027.9
United States201128.5
United States201229
United States201329.4
United States201430.1
United States201532.2
United States201634

Data Notes

Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population.   Alcohol-related deaths were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Disease version 9 (ICD-9) codes; and alcohol-related deaths for 1999 and later were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Disease version 10 (ICD-10) codes.

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Death Data: Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics (BVRHS), New Mexico Department of Health.
  • Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program,
  • U.S. Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, ]]

Alcohol-related Deaths by County, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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Rio Arriba and McKinley counties have the highest rates of alcohol-related death, with rates more than twice the state rate and more than three times the national rate. Several other counties (Cibola, Mora, San Juan, San Miguel, Socorro, Taos, Sierra, Catron, Guadalupe, Quay, and Hidalgo) have a substantial burden (20 or more alcohol-related deaths per year) and rates over the state of New Mexico, and more than twice the U.S. rate.
CountyDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 36
De Baca41.9086.3*49,528
Dona Ana42.538.546.54581,080,411
Los Alamos28.517.739.33090,641
Rio Arriba139.4122.3156.4278198,690
San Juan78.871.785.9491646,357
San Miguel76.861.991.8116141,484
Santa Fe56.450.961.9454740,919
New Mexico62.260.663.76,78910,504,397
U.S.34U.S. Rate is from 2016.

Data Notes

Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population.

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Death Data: Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics (BVRHS), New Mexico Department of Health.
  • Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program,
  • U.S. Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, ]]

Alcohol-related Deaths by Age, Sex and Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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Age: 0-24, 25-64, 65+Sex and RaceDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 72
1. Age 0-24Male, American Indian2618.733.250190,822
1. Age 0-24Male, Asian/Pacific Islander6.2015.7*226,455
1. Age 0-24Male, Black15.1426.3*746,654
1. Age 0-24Male, Hispanic16.51418.91741,054,658
1. Age 0-24Male, White13.21016.465494,397
1. Age 0-24Male, All Races16.414.618.32981,812,986
1. Age 0-24Female, American Indian116.315.721189,307
1. Age 0-24Female, Asian/Pacific Islander2.408.5*125,358
1. Age 0-24Female, Black5.1012.2*239,829
1. Age 0-24Female, Hispanic5.13.86.5521,019,639
1. Age 0-24Female, White4.92.86.922452,770
1. Age 0-24Female, All Races5.74.56.8981,726,903
1. Age 0-24Both Sexes, American Indian18.514.222.870380,129
1. Age 0-24Both Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander4.4010*251,813
1. Age 0-24Both Sexes, Black10.53.717.3*986,483
1. Age 0-24Both Sexes, Hispanic10.99.512.32262,074,298
1. Age 0-24Both Sexes, White9.27.311.187947,167
1. Age 0-24Both Sexes, All Races11.210.112.33963,539,890
2. Age 25-64Male, American Indian335.8312.1359.5767228,465
2. Age 25-64Male, Asian/Pacific Islander27.612.2431244,785
2. Age 25-64Male, Black91.368.4114.26166,737
2. Age 25-64Male, Hispanic121.3115.1127.51,4761,216,610
2. Age 25-64Male, White94.788.9100.51,0181,074,810
2. Age 25-64Male, All Races127.5123.2131.83,3562,631,407
2. Age 25-64Female, American Indian149.8134.6165375250,078
2. Age 25-64Female, Asian/Pacific Islander12.73.521.9*757,285
2. Age 25-64Female, Black42.223.760.72047,253
2. Age 25-64Female, Hispanic41.337.744.95091,230,909
2. Age 25-64Female, White41.83845.74561,089,833
2. Age 25-64Female, All Races51.348.6541,3722,675,359
2. Age 25-64Both Sexes, American Indian238.6224.8252.41,142478,543
2. Age 25-64Both Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander19.210.727.720102,070
2. Age 25-64Both Sexes, Black70.955.586.481113,990
2. Age 25-64Both Sexes, Hispanic81.177.584.61,9842,447,519
2. Age 25-64Both Sexes, White68.164.671.61,4742,164,643
2. Age 25-64Both Sexes, All Races89.186.691.64,7285,306,765
3. Age 65+Male, American Indian238.9188.82898736,508
3. Age 65+Male, Asian/Pacific Islander55.72.6108.9*47,566
3. Age 65+Male, Black142.473.72111711,591
3. Age 65+Male, Hispanic152.2136.7167.8367240,851
3. Age 65+Male, White111.9102.2121.6514459,728
3. Age 65+Male, All Races132.1124140.3999756,244
3. Age 65+Female, American Indian140.2108.4171.97553,373
3. Age 65+Female, Asian/Pacific Islander14.4035.8*212,137
3. Age 65+Female, Black32.5065.3*411,590
3. Age 65+Female, Hispanic75.265.385222295,768
3. Age 65+Female, White68.461.375.4361528,630
3. Age 65+Female, All Races73.868.279.4665901,498
3. Age 65+Both Sexes, American Indian180.3152.620816289,881
3. Age 65+Both Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander30.3654.6*619,703
3. Age 65+Both Sexes, Black87.549.4125.52023,181
3. Age 65+Both Sexes, Hispanic109.8100.9118.6589536,620
3. Age 65+Both Sexes, White88.682.894.5876988,358
3. Age 65+Both Sexes, All Races100.495.6105.21,6651,657,742
4. All AgesMale, American Indian218.9204.3233.5904455,794
4. All AgesMale, Asian/Pacific Islander24.112.435.71878,806
4. All AgesMale, Black70.354.78684124,981
4. All AgesMale, Hispanic88.484.492.32,0162,512,120
4. All AgesMale, White6460.667.41,5982,028,936
4. All AgesMale, All Races87.885.290.44,6535,200,637
4. All AgesFemale, American Indian10292.6111.3470492,758
4. All AgesFemale, Asian/Pacific Islander103.616.3*1094,780
4. All AgesFemale, Black26.115.836.52698,673
4. All AgesFemale, Hispanic32.730.4357832,546,317
4. All AgesFemale, White3027.732.38392,071,233
4. All AgesFemale, All Races37.635.939.22,1355,303,760
4. All AgesBoth Sexes, American Indian156.9148.5165.31,374948,552
4. All AgesBoth Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander15.79.821.728173,586
4. All AgesBoth Sexes, Black50.941.160.6110223,654
4. All AgesBoth Sexes, Hispanic59.757.5622,7995,058,436
4. All AgesBoth Sexes, White46.844.748.82,4374,100,169
4. All AgesBoth Sexes, All Races62.260.663.76,78910,504,397

Data Notes

Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population.   Age-specific rates are crude rates, total rates for gender and race/ethnicity are age adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Death Data: Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics (BVRHS), New Mexico Department of Health.
  • Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program,

Alcohol-related Deaths by County and Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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Race/Ethnicity, DOHCountyDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 216
American Indian/Alaska NativeBernalillo149.6128.1171.2199145,278
American Indian/Alaska NativeCatron152.90457.2*1545
American Indian/Alaska NativeChaves20.3070.5*12,859
American Indian/Alaska NativeCibola147.9114.6181.27854,662
American Indian/Alaska NativeColfax00204.60839
American Indian/Alaska NativeCurry710194.2*11,911
American Indian/Alaska NativeDe Baca0**0102
American Indian/Alaska NativeDona Ana60.12.5117.7*49,079
American Indian/Alaska NativeEddy97.30220*33,124
American Indian/Alaska NativeGrant191.90480.5*21,492
American Indian/Alaska NativeGuadalupe0**0357
American Indian/Alaska NativeHarding0**06
American Indian/Alaska NativeHidalgo0047.7095
American Indian/Alaska NativeLea0042.802,909
American Indian/Alaska NativeLincoln178.812345.6*42,874
American Indian/Alaska NativeLos Alamos0061.10768
American Indian/Alaska NativeLuna0018.10842
American Indian/Alaska NativeMcKinley181.5164.4198.6447275,576
American Indian/Alaska NativeMora00573.60127
American Indian/Alaska NativeOtero239.2166.5311.84320,454
American Indian/Alaska NativeQuay381.501,045.5*1424
American Indian/Alaska NativeRio Arriba225.8168283.66128,483
American Indian/Alaska NativeRoosevelt77.50253.4*11,143
American Indian/Alaska NativeSandoval157.9129.6186.212287,164
American Indian/Alaska NativeSan Juan140124.5155.5326249,516
American Indian/Alaska NativeSan Miguel130.70492.6*11,507
American Indian/Alaska NativeSanta Fe137.382.6192.12519,370
American Indian/Alaska NativeSierra00175.60832
American Indian/Alaska NativeSocorro18392.7273.41710,553
American Indian/Alaska NativeTaos203.7111.9295.6229,375
American Indian/Alaska NativeTorrance41.60123.8*11,854
American Indian/Alaska NativeUnion0**0305
American Indian/Alaska NativeValencia86.536.6136.41214,127
American Indian/Alaska NativeNew Mexico156.9148.5165.31,374948,552
American Indian/Alaska NativeU.S.****0
Asian/Pacific IslanderBernalillo11.64.518.8*1193,923
Asian/Pacific IslanderCatron0**043
Asian/Pacific IslanderChaves0055.902,996
Asian/Pacific IslanderCibola0**0769
Asian/Pacific IslanderColfax00723.20419
Asian/Pacific IslanderCurry21071.9*14,363
Asian/Pacific IslanderDe Baca0**011
Asian/Pacific IslanderDona Ana34.40.568.2*413,065
Asian/Pacific IslanderEddy004.502,122
Asian/Pacific IslanderGrant0012.901,175
Asian/Pacific IslanderGuadalupe0**0234
Asian/Pacific IslanderHarding0**01
Asian/Pacific IslanderHidalgo0**0146
Asian/Pacific IslanderLea0045.101,941
Asian/Pacific IslanderLincoln0090502
Asian/Pacific IslanderLos Alamos002.506,016
Asian/Pacific IslanderLuna00304.90817
Asian/Pacific IslanderMcKinley0023.303,351
Asian/Pacific IslanderMora00422.7080
Asian/Pacific IslanderOtero0025.805,110
Asian/Pacific IslanderQuay1860539.7*1493
Asian/Pacific IslanderRio Arriba0**0925
Asian/Pacific IslanderRoosevelt002201,401
Asian/Pacific IslanderSandoval0016.4011,607
Asian/Pacific IslanderSan Juan0073.303,912
Asian/Pacific IslanderSan Miguel113.20333.9*11,401
Asian/Pacific IslanderSanta Fe425.178.8*510,765
Asian/Pacific IslanderSierra0**0312
Asian/Pacific IslanderSocorro00119.401,005
Asian/Pacific IslanderTaos0**01,354
Asian/Pacific IslanderTorrance0044.30500
Asian/Pacific IslanderUnion0**0150
Asian/Pacific IslanderValencia92.80209.7*22,676
Asian/Pacific IslanderNew Mexico15.79.821.728173,586
Asian/Pacific IslanderU.S.****0
BlackDe Baca0**074
BlackDona Ana36.7865.5*718,119
BlackLos Alamos0**01,095
BlackRio Arriba244.70634.4*21,061
BlackSan Juan22.1066.9*15,538
BlackSan Miguel0010502,350
BlackSanta Fe11.1036.5*17,229
BlackNew Mexico50.941.160.6110223,654
HispanicDe Baca59.60152.4*23,920
HispanicDona Ana41.536.446.6265731,466
HispanicLos Alamos26.4054.3*415,633
HispanicRio Arriba135.9116.1155.7194141,884
HispanicSan Juan42.729.855.645128,386
HispanicSan Miguel83.265.7100.795109,759
HispanicSanta Fe68.56076.9258379,283
HispanicNew Mexico59.757.5622,7995,058,436
WhiteDe Baca35.3087.1*25,421
WhiteDona Ana42.135.149.1175308,682
WhiteLos Alamos32.318.845.92667,129
WhiteRio Arriba64.329.199.42126,337
WhiteSan Juan38.931.446.4118259,005
WhiteSan Miguel45.818.573.1*1726,466
WhiteSanta Fe38.531.245.8159324,272
WhiteNew Mexico46.844.748.82,4374,100,169
All RacesBernalillo5956.561.62,1393,391,457
All RacesCatron57.415.899*1218,196
All RacesChaves55.847.763.9192330,058
All RacesCibola93.377109.5132137,013
All RacesColfax67.146.287.94964,499
All RacesCurry4536.353.7107252,219
All RacesDe Baca41.9086.3*49,528
All RacesDona Ana42.538.546.54581,080,411
All RacesEddy60.751.569.9177284,813
All RacesGrant574469.991144,899
All RacesGuadalupe65.832.599.11622,544
All RacesHarding0010.103,450
All RacesHidalgo63.93097.81722,689
All RacesLea45.638.153.1147347,844
All RacesLincoln68.250.985.576100,089
All RacesLos Alamos28.517.739.33090,641
All RacesLuna4533.356.864123,460
All RacesMcKinley148.5135.2161.8493369,205
All RacesMora77.739116.41923,532
All RacesOtero5446.161.9190328,297
All RacesQuay68.141.994.23242,856
All RacesRio Arriba139.4122.3156.4278198,690
All RacesRoosevelt36.323.648.93398,680
All RacesSandoval53.347.858.7386697,728
All RacesSan Juan78.871.785.9491646,357
All RacesSan Miguel76.861.991.8116141,484
All RacesSanta Fe56.450.961.9454740,919
All RacesSierra80.956.81056557,108
All RacesSocorro72.454.490.56887,411
All RacesTaos76.963.290.5143166,393
All RacesTorrance5236.267.84778,615
All RacesUnion41.616.766.5*1121,876
All RacesValencia60.852.968.7244381,436
All RacesNew Mexico62.260.663.76,78910,504,397
All RacesU.S.****0

Data Notes

Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population.   ** Excluded due to small number of deaths (< 3 per race/ethnicity per county per year) during reporting period.

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Death Data: Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics (BVRHS), New Mexico Department of Health.
  • Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program,

Alcohol-related Deaths by Small Area, New Mexico, 2012-2016

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Small AreaDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 111
1-Bernalillo County, Central Penn95.478.7112131139,434
2-Bernalillo County, Central Tabo73.259.986.5120157,420
3-Bernalillo County, East Gateway41.928.655.14798,426
4-Bernalillo County, Lomas San Mateo5743.270.872103,045
5-Bernalillo County, Lomas Girard35.421.149.82775,436
6-Bernalillo County, Gibson University76.653.31004465,552
7-Bernalillo County, Rio Bravo Second68.544.592.63248,707
8-Bernalillo County, Lomas Broadway8769.3104.897103,091
9-Military Bases21.6054.2Very Unstable657,532
10-Bernalillo County, Isleta Gun Club54.836.672.93869,201
11-Bernalillo County, Arenal Unser6136863585,684
12-Bernalillo County, Chavez OneEighteenth56.93974.854125,867
13-Bernalillo County, Southwest67.946.289.64263,719
14-Bernalillo County, Arenal Tapia76.759.693.97998,747
15-Bernalillo County, Central Coors78.662.19591113,985
16-Bernalillo County, So. Ninetyeight56.841.871.965145,185
17-Bernalillo County, No. Ninetyeight44.632.456.854128,966
18-Bernalillo County, Montano Rio Grande55.336.474.14262,250
19-Bernalillo County, Candelaria Second7960.1987487,146
20-Bernalillo County, Comanche Carlysle80.5611006888,725
21-Bernalillo County, Indian School Pennsylvania66.252.979.5108130,516
22-Bernalillo County, Indian School Juan Tabo52.93966.859100,507
23-Bernalillo County, Montgomery Louisiana52.438.86663109,741
24-Bernalillo County, Montgomery Moon3521.448.72865,145
25-Bernalillo County, Comanche Juan Tabo44.831.857.84991,294
26-Bernalillo County, Paseo Louisiana46.233.558.956101,735
27-Bernalillo County, Paseo Ventura2919.838.346141,441
28-Bernalillo County, East Mountain39.325.553.14396,709
29-Bernalillo County, Del Norte29.318.340.43097,940
30-Bernalillo County, Montano Coors422657.92966,571
31-Bernalillo County, Alameda Coors43.830.457.245119,651
32-Bernalillo County, Alameda Edith6146.375.771102,169
33-Bernalillo County, Academy Tramway38.327.948.765141,324
34-Bernalillo County, Irving Unser42.230.753.655141,374
35-Chaves County, Roswell N.W.51.139.762.485160,391
36-Chaves County, Roswell S.E.68.15086.25781,675
37-Chaves County, Other39.125.452.83388,343
38-Cibola County9275.9108.1131137,215
39-Colfax/Union Counties58.342.374.26087,769
40-Curry County, Clovis West52.635.869.43981,289
41-Curry County, Clovis East34.323.245.438108,039
42-Dona Ana County, Anthony Berino Chaparral3523.14735119,457
43-Dona Ana County, Central Las Cruces54.739.769.65593,169
44-Dona Ana County, Dona Ana Fort Selden38.727.549.947120,723
45-Dona Ana County, Hatch and Surrounding Area33.618.648.62260,687
46-Dona Ana County, Las Alturas Talavera31.116.745.52465,017
47-Dona Ana County, Mesilla Picacho Mesilla Park34.218.949.52160,523
48-Dona Ana County, Northwest Las Cruces48.536.260.863130,278
49-Dona Ana County, Sonoma Butterfield Moongate36.726.646.853143,434
50-Dona Ana County, South Valley35.821.749.92673,830
51-Dona Ana County, Sunland Park22.912.533.21995,788
52-Dona Ana County, South Las Cruces50.63368.135106,758
53-Eddy County, Carlsbad60.74873.395149,166
54-Eddy County, Other53.640.866.570132,529
55-Grant County, Silver City44.229.259.14084,011
56-Hidalgo County/Grant County, Other5741.1736185,176
57-Lea County, Hobbs No.37.825.650.138106,084
58-Lea County, Hobbs So.60.440.879.93872,358
59-Lea County, Other40.530.450.564165,214
60-Lincoln County58.342.873.969101,056
61-Los Alamos County28.317.539.22990,096
62-Luna County41305260124,128
63-McKinley County, Gallup100.481.2119.5110124,396
64-McKinley County, NW186.4154.6218.213682,217
65-McKinley County, SW163136.3189.714999,108
66-McKinley County, Other136.4105.6167.27964,223
67-San Miguel County, Las Vegas100.376.8123.87978,078
68-San Miguel County, Pecos/Villanueva44.12464.32143,256
69-Mora/Guadalupe/San Miguel East64.144.583.64867,745
70-Otero County, Alamogordo N.E.37.725.649.74290,734
71-Otero County, Alamogordo S.W.53.937.8704678,832
72-Otero County, Other62.149.175.194141,024
73-Quay/DeBaca/Harding Counties61.239.4833756,339
74-Rio Arriba, Espanola and Pueblos130.9111.4150.4186140,177
75-Rio Arriba, North156.4122.71909259,412
76-Roosevelt County/Curry County, Other34.724.944.649150,168
77-San Juan County, Farmington North29.618.2412883,679
78-San Juan County, Farmington Southeast67.347.886.84876,400
79-San Juan County, Farmington West/Kirtland/La Plata57.143.270.968120,206
80-San Juan County, North/Aztec46.334.458.161126,882
81-San Juan County, Northeast/Bloomfield69.149.888.35279,628
82-San Juan County, South93.871.4116.37078,672
83-San Juan County, West173.5143.9203.213683,438
84-Sandoval County, Rio Rancho Blvd, No.38.627.949.255150,213
85-Sandoval County, Rio Rancho Blvd, So.35.522.248.73774,540
86-Sandoval County, Rio Rancho West43.129.956.449129,404
87-Sandoval County, Rio Rancho So.41.629.753.648118,741
88-Sandoval County, Bernalillo/Placitas51.434.8684675,966
89-Sandoval County, Corrales37.813.961.7Unstable1543,429
90-Sandoval County Other East94.766123.44348,194
91-Sandoval County Other West165.4127.6203.27950,430
92-Santa Fe County, East Foothills + Eldorado36.324.148.644117,864
93-Santa Fe County, Opera Vicinity4024.855.33471,240
94-Santa Fe County, Pueblos Plus72.955.290.67399,725
95-Santa Fe Co., Agua Fria Neighborhood + Downtown79.263.295.2113119,631
96-Santa Fe County, Agua Fria Village6847.588.44569,847
97-Santa Fe, Bellamah/Stamm55.740.471.15991,112
98-Santa Fe County, Airport Road44.327.661.13490,877
99-Santa Fe County, South44.629.1603677,409
101-Sierra/Catron Counties68.248.887.67476,051
102-Socorro County71.253.289.26587,846
103-Torrance County51.936.267.64779,065
104-Taos County, Northwest61.438.7843547,097
105-Taos County, Downtown and High Road78.36294.6102119,428
106-Valencia County, Los Lunas4328.257.73481,129
107-Valencia County, NE50.234.865.54480,367
108-Valencia County, SE59.845.474.170115,047
109-Valencia County, West and Belen64.449.479.575106,422
New Mexico58.456.959.96,35810,494,122
United States34U.S. Data are from 2016.

Data Notes

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

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Death Data: Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics (BVRHS), New Mexico Department of Health.
  • Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC WONDER Online Database (

References and Community Resources

The New Mexico Department of Health Substance Abuse Epidemiology Section has New Mexico-specific reports, resources and publications, available at: CDC Alcohol Program has fact sheets, online tool kits, data and recently published literature, available at: 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 excessive alcohol use can be found at: 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:

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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