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Complete Health Indicator Report of Alcohol: Alcohol-related Injury Deaths

Definition

Alcohol-related injury death is defined as the number of injury deaths attributed to alcohol per 100,000 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 (http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/ardi/Homepage.aspx).

Numerator

Number of alcohol-related injury deaths in New Mexico

Denominator

New Mexico Population

Data Interpretation Issues

According to the CDC's Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI) website (http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/ardi/Homepage.aspx), 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 (http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/ardi/AboutARDIMethods.htm).

Why Is This Important?

Binge drinking (defined as having five drinks or more on an occasion for men, and four drinks or more on an occasion for women) is a high-risk behavior associated with numerous injury outcomes, including motor vehicle fatalities, homicide, and suicide. Since 1990, New Mexico's death rate for alcohol-related (AR) injury has consistently been among the highest in the nation, ranging from 1.4 to 1.8 times the national rate. While New Mexico's alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crash fatality rates have declined more than 60% during this period, death rates from other AR injuries have increased. The five leading causes of alcohol-related injury death in New Mexico were: falls injuries, motor vehicle traffic crashes, non-alcohol poisoning, suicide, and homicide.

Healthy People Objective: Decrease the number of deaths attributable to alcohol

U.S. Target: 71,681 deaths

Other Objectives

Substance Abuse Epidemiology Report Indicator

Evidence-based Practices

There is a large body of evidence on effective strategies to prevent excessive alcohol use and alcohol-related harm. 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:

http://ibis.health.state.nm.us/docs/Evidence/EvidenceBasedExcessiveAlcoholUsePrevention.pdf

To access this list, please copy and paste the URL into your browser.

For more information on this topic, see the "Evidence-based Practices" section of the Alcohol-Related Deaths indicator report (http://ibis.health.state.nm.us/indicator/important_facts/AlcoholRelatedDth.html).

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


Graphical Data Views

Alcohol-related Injury Deaths by Year, New Mexico and U.S. 1990-2013

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NM vs. U.S. Year Deaths per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 24
New Mexico 1990 23.2 20.8 25.8 350.05 1,541,269.99
New Mexico 1991 25.7 23.1 28.4 390.45 1,569,737.69
New Mexico 1992 24.5 22.0 27.1 379.66 1,598,357
New Mexico 1993 24.1 21.8 26.7 385.28 1,626,900.5
New Mexico 1994 24.6 22.2 27.2 395.93 1,655,444
New Mexico 1995 23.6 21.3 26.1 385.56 1,683,987.5
New Mexico 1996 24.4 22.1 26.9 405.7 1,712,531
New Mexico 1997 24.2 21.9 26.7 407.97 1,741,074.5
New Mexico 1998 23.1 20.9 25.5 395.28 1,769,618
New Mexico 1999 23.3 21.0 25.6 404.78 1,798,161.5
New Mexico 2000 24.0 21.8 26.4 426.74 1,828,596.02
New Mexico 2001 23.9 21.7 26.3 428 1,851,525.28
New Mexico 2002 25.5 23.3 28.0 464.94 1,874,592.9
New Mexico 2003 26.9 24.6 29.4 495.63 1,897,658.43
New Mexico 2004 27.2 24.9 29.7 509.09 1,920,756.3
New Mexico 2005 26.8 24.5 29.3 508.59 1,943,827.49
New Mexico 2006 27.6 25.3 30.1 527.84 1,966,890.03
New Mexico 2007 28.7 26.4 31.2 560.19 1,989,995.87
New Mexico 2008 29.1 26.8 31.7 571.05 2,013,064.19
New Mexico 2009 27.3 25.0 29.7 544.33 2,036,123.53
New Mexico 2010 26.5 24.3 28.9 534.76 2,065,195.35
New Mexico 2011 27.8 25.5 30.3 569.38 2,083,724.65
New Mexico 2012 27.7 25.4 30.1 569.94 2,091,432.1
New Mexico 2013 25.5 23.3 27.8 528.47 2,095,159.49

Data Notes

Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population.   Alcohol-related deaths for 1990-1998 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. The alcohol-related death rates reported here were age-adjusted to the US 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Death Data: Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics (BVRHS), New Mexico Department of Health.
  • Population Data Source: Geospatial and Population Studies Program, University of New Mexico. http://bber.unm.edu/bber_research_demPop.html.


Alcohol-related Injury Deaths by County, New Mexico 2009-2013

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Rio Arriba and McKinley counties have the highest alcohol-related injury mortality rates, with rates more than 3 times the U.S. rate. A third of New Mexico counties have rates more than twice the U.S. rate; and more than two-thirds have rates more than 1.5 times the U.S. rate. A number of counties have both high rates and a relatively heavy burden (e.g., 20 or more alcohol-related injury deaths per year).
County Deaths per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Note Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 35
Bernalillo 24.4 22.7 26.1 823 3,342,655
Catron 45.7 5.6 85.8 * 8 18,676
Chaves 29.1 23.1 35.1 94 329,349
Cibola 32.3 22.5 42 43 136,494
Colfax 27 13.9 40.1 19 68,127
Curry 18.8 13.1 24.4 43 245,775
De Baca 24 0 59 * 2 10,019
Dona Ana 18.5 15.8 21.2 186 1,059,495
Eddy 28.1 21.6 34.6 74 272,516
Grant 25.7 16.8 34.5 38 147,284
Guadalupe 26.5 4.8 48.1 * 6 23,318
Harding 7.6 0 24.9 * 1 3,479
Hidalgo 23 3.4 42.6 * 6 24,148
Lea 26.2 20.3 32 80 329,023
Lincoln 22.3 12.7 32 25 102,575
Los Alamos 16.2 7.7 24.8 15 90,286
Luna 19.6 11.7 27.5 26 125,319
McKinley 51.9 44 59.7 173 364,351
Mora 47 17.3 76.7 * 11 24,294
Otero 24.4 18.8 29.9 78 322,393
Quay 34 16 52 15 44,766
Rio Arriba 55 44.4 65.7 106 201,190
Roosevelt 18.8 9.7 27.9 18 100,818
Sandoval 22.7 19 26.5 146 667,569
San Juan 35.4 30.6 40.2 215 642,732
San Miguel 37.2 26.9 47.4 55 146,122
Santa Fe 27.3 23.3 31.2 195 726,944
Sierra 38.6 20.5 56.6 25 59,540
Socorro 32.3 19.9 44.7 28 89,208
Taos 35.8 26.2 45.5 58 165,260
Torrance 34.8 21.4 48.1 28 81,186
Union 24.7 4.6 44.7 * 6 22,634
Valencia 27.3 21.8 32.7 101 384,090
Missing/unknown ** ** 1
NM 27 25.9 28 2,747 10,371,635
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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 Data Source: Geospatial and Population Studies Program, University of New Mexico. http://bber.unm.edu/bber_research_demPop.html.
  • U.S. Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/.


Alcohol-related Injury Deaths by Race and Ethnicity, New Mexico 2009-2013

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Race/Ethnicity Deaths per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 6
American Indian/Alaska Native 51.24 46.36 56.61 427.53 910,837.71
Asian/Pacific Islander 11.13 6.29 19.93 17.14 154,186.64
Black/African American 21.91 15.76 30.05 43.64 212,380.27
Hispanic 25.11 23.61 26.69 1,098.3 4,807,083.82
White 23.67 22.24 25.19 1,141.57 4,287,146.67
New Mexico 27 25.9 28 2,747 10,371,635

Data Notes

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


Alcohol-related Injury Deaths by Age, Sex, and Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico 2009-2013

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Death rates from AR injuries increase with age. However, there were substantially high numbers and rates of AR injury death in the lowest age category (age 0-24), with especially high rates among American Indian and Hispanic males. Deaths in this age category represent a very large burden of premature mortality (years of potential life lost).
Age Groups: 0-24, 25-64, 65+ Sex and Race Deaths per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Note Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 72
0-24 Male, American Indian 28.5 21.1 35.9 57 200,284
0-24 Male, Asian/Pacific Islander 5 0 13.6 * 1 26,174
0-24 Male, Black 12.5 2.4 22.5 * 6 47,042
0-24 Male, Hispanic 15.3 12.9 17.8 154 1,003,715
0-24 Male, White 12.7 9.8 15.7 72 567,370
0-24 Male, All Races 15.8 13.9 17.6 291 1,844,584
0-24 Female, American Indian 10.5 6 15 21 198,818
0-24 Female, Asian/Pacific Islander 5 0 13.7 * 1 25,834
0-24 Female, Black 2.1 0 6.7 * 1 38,410
0-24 Female, Hispanic 4.3 3 5.5 42 976,160
0-24 Female, White 4.2 2.5 5.9 22 530,975
0-24 Female, All Races 4.9 3.9 5.9 87 1,770,197
0-24 Both Sexes, American Indian 19.5 15.2 23.9 78 399,102
0-24 Both Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander 5 0 11.1 * 3 52,008
0-24 Both Sexes, Black 7.8 1.9 13.7 * 7 85,452
0-24 Both Sexes, Hispanic 9.9 8.5 11.3 196 1,979,876
0-24 Both Sexes, White 8.6 6.9 10.3 95 1,098,344
0-24 Both Sexes, All Races 10.4 9.4 11.5 377 3,614,782
25-64 Male, American Indian 115.1 100.5 129.6 240 208,643
25-64 Male, Asian/Pacific Islander 26.1 10.1 42.1 * 10 38,958
25-64 Male, Black 41.5 25.3 57.6 25 61,009
25-64 Male, Hispanic 47.8 43.8 51.7 564 1,179,781
25-64 Male, White 39.9 36.3 43.6 459 1,150,741
25-64 Male, All Races 49.7 47 52.4 1,312 2,639,132
25-64 Female, American Indian 30.7 23.5 37.9 70 229,204
25-64 Female, Asian/Pacific Islander 4.5 0 10.4 * 2 49,773
25-64 Female, Black 13 2.6 23.4 * 6 46,454
25-64 Female, Hispanic 15 12.8 17.2 180 1,200,719
25-64 Female, White 17.2 14.9 19.6 202 1,172,350
25-64 Female, All Races 17.2 15.6 18.7 463 2,698,500
25-64 Both Sexes, American Indian 70.9 63 78.8 310 437,847
25-64 Both Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander 14 6.2 21.8 12 88,730
25-64 Both Sexes, Black 29.2 19 39.4 31 107,463
25-64 Both Sexes, Hispanic 31.2 29 33.5 744 2,380,500
25-64 Both Sexes, White 28.5 26.3 30.6 661 2,323,091
25-64 Both Sexes, All Races 33.3 31.7 34.8 1,775 5,337,632
65+ Male, American Indian 86 53 119 26 30,278
65+ Male, Asian/Pacific Islander 33.7 0 83.2 * 2 5,279
65+ Male, Black 36.8 0 75.8 * 3 9,297
65+ Male, Hispanic 43.1 34 52.3 85 198,136
65+ Male, White 49.9 43 56.9 198 395,913
65+ Male, All Races 49.6 44.1 55 317 638,903
65+ Female, American Indian 30.1 13.8 46.4 13 43,611
65+ Female, Asian/Pacific Islander 0 0 13.6 0 8,169
65+ Female, Black 21.5 0 50.1 * 2 10,168
65+ Female, Hispanic 29.7 22.9 36.5 74 248,572
65+ Female, White 40 34.3 45.7 188 469,798
65+ Female, All Races 35.7 31.5 39.8 278 780,318
65+ Both Sexes, American Indian 53 36.4 69.6 39 73,889
65+ Both Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander 15.6 0 36.7 * 2 13,449
65+ Both Sexes, Black 28.8 5 52.7 * 6 19,465
65+ Both Sexes, Hispanic 35.7 30.1 41.2 159 446,708
65+ Both Sexes, White 44.5 40.1 49 386 865,711
65+ Both Sexes, All Races 41.9 38.5 45.3 595 1,419,222
All Ages Male, American Indian 81.8 72.4 91.1 323 439,205
All Ages Male, Asian/Pacific Islander 19.7 8.3 31.2 13 70,410
All Ages Male, Black 30.5 19.8 41.1 35 117,348
All Ages Male, Hispanic 37.1 34.4 39.7 803 2,381,632
All Ages Male, White 32.3 29.9 34.8 729 2,114,024
All Ages Male, All Races 38.9 37.2 40.7 1,919 5,122,619
All Ages Female, American Indian 24 19.3 28.7 104 471,633
All Ages Female, Asian/Pacific Islander 4.8 0 9.9 * 4 83,776
All Ages Female, Black 10.8 3.7 18 * 9 95,033
All Ages Female, Hispanic 13.5 11.9 15 295 2,425,452
All Ages Female, White 15.2 13.6 16.8 412 2,173,123
All Ages Female, All Races 15.3 14.3 16.4 828 5,249,016
All Ages Both Sexes, American Indian 51.2 46.2 56.2 428 910,838
All Ages Both Sexes, Asian/Pacific Islander 11.1 5.6 16.7 17 154,187
All Ages Both Sexes, Black 21.9 15.2 28.6 44 212,380
All Ages Both Sexes, Hispanic 25.1 23.6 26.6 1,098 4,807,084
All Ages Both Sexes, White 23.7 22.2 25.1 1,142 4,287,147
All Ages Both Sexes, All Races 27 25.9 28 2,747 10,371,635

Data Notes

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


Alcohol-related Injury Deaths by County and Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2009-2013

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Rio Arriba County's high rate is driven by high rates in both the Hispanic and American Indian population; but most of the burden of deaths falls on the Hispanic population. In McKinley and San Juan counties, elevated rates are driven by high rates in the American Indian male population. Valencia County's high rate is driven by elevated rates in the Hispanic male population.
Race/Ethnicity County Deaths per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Note Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 210
American Indian/Alaska Native Bernalillo 37.8 26.3 49.2 49 139,722
American Indian/Alaska Native Catron 154.9 0 638 * 1 496
American Indian/Alaska Native Chaves 45.1 0 129.3 * 1 2,843
American Indian/Alaska Native Cibola 42.9 24.6 61.2 22 54,344
American Indian/Alaska Native Colfax ** ** 0
American Indian/Alaska Native Curry 0 0 53 0 2,011
American Indian/Alaska Native De Baca ** ** 0
American Indian/Alaska Native Dona Ana 0 0 18.1 0 8,718
American Indian/Alaska Native Eddy 0 0 75.9 0 2,697
American Indian/Alaska Native Grant ** ** 0
American Indian/Alaska Native Guadalupe ** ** 0
American Indian/Alaska Native Harding ** ** 0
American Indian/Alaska Native Hidalgo ** ** 0
American Indian/Alaska Native Lea 0 0 76 0 3,009
American Indian/Alaska Native Lincoln 0 0 37.6 0 2,246
American Indian/Alaska Native Los Alamos ** ** 0
American Indian/Alaska Native Luna ** ** 0
American Indian/Alaska Native McKinley 61.3 51.2 71.5 148 269,498
American Indian/Alaska Native Mora 0 0 952.4 0 96
American Indian/Alaska Native Otero 60.9 25.2 96.7 12 19,884
American Indian/Alaska Native Quay ** ** 0
American Indian/Alaska Native Rio Arriba 57.6 28.8 86.3 16 28,788
American Indian/Alaska Native Roosevelt ** ** 0
American Indian/Alaska Native Sandoval 44.8 29.1 60.5 34 84,352
American Indian/Alaska Native San Juan 57.4 46.9 67.8 123 234,601
American Indian/Alaska Native San Miguel 32.8 0 117.7 * 1 1,293
American Indian/Alaska Native Santa Fe 28 0 56.4 * 4 18,062
American Indian/Alaska Native Sierra 65.6 0 251.5 * 1 758
American Indian/Alaska Native Socorro 94.3 29 159.5 * 8 9,712
American Indian/Alaska Native Taos 34.5 0 71 * 4 9,456
American Indian/Alaska Native Torrance 0 0 61 0 1,596
American Indian/Alaska Native Union ** ** 0
American Indian/Alaska Native Valencia 23.5 0 51.9 * 3 11,247
American Indian/Alaska Native Missing/unknown 0 ** 0
American Indian/Alaska Native NM 51.2 46.2 56.2 428 910,838
Asian/Pacific Islander Bernalillo 12.1 4 20.2 * 10 84,290
Asian/Pacific Islander Catron ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander Chaves ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander Cibola ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander Colfax 0 0 463 0 275
Asian/Pacific Islander Curry 16.7 0 53.4 * 1 3,617
Asian/Pacific Islander De Baca ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander Dona Ana 7.3 0 25.6 * 1 12,167
Asian/Pacific Islander Eddy ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander Grant ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander Guadalupe ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander Harding ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander Hidalgo ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander Lea 0 0 84.3 0 1,940
Asian/Pacific Islander Lincoln ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander Los Alamos ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander Luna ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander McKinley ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander Mora ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander Otero 24.7 0 70.5 * 1 4,994
Asian/Pacific Islander Quay ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander Rio Arriba ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander Roosevelt ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander Sandoval 12.2 0 32.4 * 1 11,035
Asian/Pacific Islander San Juan 0 0 55.6 0 2,934
Asian/Pacific Islander San Miguel 0 0 172.6 0 992
Asian/Pacific Islander Santa Fe 4.6 0 16.3 * 1 9,183
Asian/Pacific Islander Sierra 0 0 747.6 0 269
Asian/Pacific Islander Socorro ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander Taos ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander Torrance ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander Union 0 0 1,810.9 0 116
Asian/Pacific Islander Valencia 0 0 76.9 0 2,060
Asian/Pacific Islander Missing/unknown ** ** 0
Asian/Pacific Islander NM 11.1 5.6 16.7 17 154,187
Black Bernalillo 19.8 10.5 29.2 18 96,491
Black Catron ** ** 0
Black Chaves 21.6 0 58.5 * 1 6,367
Black Cibola ** ** 0
Black Colfax ** ** 0
Black Curry 33.7 0.6 66.7 * 4 15,706
Black De Baca ** ** 0
Black Dona Ana 17.9 0 40.6 * 2 15,966
Black Eddy 18.9 0 63.2 * 1 3,757
Black Grant ** ** 0
Black Guadalupe ** ** 0
Black Harding ** ** 0
Black Hidalgo 0 0 1,670.7 0 161
Black Lea 56.3 14.4 98.2 * 7 13,302
Black Lincoln ** ** 0
Black Los Alamos ** ** 0
Black Luna 0 0 64.8 0 1,155
Black McKinley 62.2 0 164.4 * 1 2,868
Black Mora ** ** 0
Black Otero 16.8 0 41.2 * 2 12,075
Black Quay ** ** 0
Black Rio Arriba 0 0 156 0 742
Black Roosevelt 0 0 27.9 0 1,754
Black Sandoval 6.2 0 20.2 * 1 15,002
Black San Juan 41.1 0 106.4 * 2 4,760
Black San Miguel 0 0 203.1 0 1,925
Black Santa Fe 0 0 22.3 0 6,065
Black Sierra ** ** 0
Black Socorro 0 0 316.8 0 963
Black Taos ** ** 0
Black Torrance 0 0 320.5 0 1,051
Black Union ** ** 0
Black Valencia 17.8 0 55.2 * 1 4,928
Black Missing/unknown ** ** 0
Black NM 21.9 15.2 28.6 44 212,380
Hispanic Bernalillo 25.1 22.5 27.8 365 1,602,639
Hispanic Catron 68.9 0 180.1 * 2 3,564
Hispanic Chaves 28.5 19.5 37.5 43 171,212
Hispanic Cibola 24.5 10.4 38.7 12 49,846
Hispanic Colfax 31.7 11 52.5 * 10 32,396
Hispanic Curry 21.9 10.3 33.5 17 96,947
Hispanic De Baca 0 0 35.7 0 3,912
Hispanic Dona Ana 14.8 11.6 17.9 90 691,183
Hispanic Eddy 23.4 14 32.9 25 120,520
Hispanic Grant 26.2 13.4 39 17 71,430
Hispanic Guadalupe 29.6 3.6 55.7 * 5 18,662
Hispanic Harding 0 0 33 0 1,503
Hispanic Hidalgo 13 0 32.8 * 2 13,689
Hispanic Lea 23.2 13.8 32.6 31 167,727
Hispanic Lincoln 21.2 3.6 38.7 * 6 30,920
Hispanic Los Alamos 13.7 0 35.9 * 2 13,573
Hispanic Luna 14.8 4.7 24.8 * 10 76,910
Hispanic McKinley 22.4 7.8 37 * 10 48,804
Hispanic Mora 54.4 19.4 89.4 * 10 19,686
Hispanic Otero 18.8 9.9 27.8 18 111,445
Hispanic Quay 39.2 8.8 69.7 * 7 19,054
Hispanic Rio Arriba 58.4 45.4 71.5 79 143,788
Hispanic Roosevelt 18.5 0.2 36.8 * 6 40,145
Hispanic Sandoval 18 12 24 38 234,204
Hispanic San Juan 22.8 13.1 32.4 25 122,239
Hispanic San Miguel 40.8 28.7 52.9 46 112,557
Hispanic Santa Fe 30.8 24.9 36.7 108 369,983
Hispanic Sierra 27.4 1.2 53.7 * 5 16,868
Hispanic Socorro 23.9 9 38.8 * 10 43,391
Hispanic Taos 39 25.4 52.5 34 93,037
Hispanic Torrance 37.7 14.4 61 * 11 31,918
Hispanic Union 19.6 0 46.9 * 2 8,998
Hispanic Valencia 26.1 19 33.3 54 224,336
Hispanic Missing/unknown ** ** 1
Hispanic NM 25.1 23.6 26.6 1,098 4,807,084
White Bernalillo 22.3 19.9 24.7 367 1,419,513
White Catron 36.8 0 78.2 * 5 14,401
White Chaves 27.9 19.3 36.6 48 146,674
White Cibola 26.6 8.1 45.2 * 9 30,113
White Colfax 22.6 5.2 40 * 8 34,382
White Curry 15.2 8.6 21.7 22 127,494
White De Baca 35.9 0 97.2 * 2 5,957
White Dona Ana 25.2 19.6 30.8 92 331,460
White Eddy 32.3 22.7 41.9 48 143,603
White Grant 23.9 11.9 35.9 21 72,640
White Guadalupe 20.1 0 69.2 * 1 3,737
White Harding 0 0 28.2 0 1,948
White Hidalgo 36.1 0 75.9 * 4 10,100
White Lea 29.1 20 38.2 41 143,045
White Lincoln 24.1 11.1 37 18 68,427
White Los Alamos 17.5 7.5 27.5 14 70,136
White Luna 29.2 11.6 46.7 * 16 45,888
White McKinley 32.1 14.4 49.9 14 40,048
White Mora 0 0 15.5 0 4,355
White Otero 23.8 16.6 31.1 45 173,994
White Quay 30.6 7.9 53.2 * 8 24,356
White Rio Arriba 32.6 10.4 54.8 * 11 27,146
White Roosevelt 19.4 7.7 31.2 * 12 56,971
White Sandoval 20.1 15.2 25 71 322,977
White San Juan 21.4 16 26.8 65 278,198
White San Miguel 22.7 4.1 41.4 * 7 29,355
White Santa Fe 23.2 17.5 28.9 80 323,651
White Sierra 44.8 19.7 69.8 20 41,246
White Socorro 22.8 6.6 39 * 9 34,013
White Taos 30 15.2 44.9 20 60,714
White Torrance 34.1 16.8 51.4 17 46,224
White Union 22.4 0 47.9 * 4 12,860
White Valencia 29.1 20 38.2 43 141,520
White Missing/unknown ** ** 0
White NM 23.7 22.2 25.1 1,142 4,287,147
New Mexico Bernalillo 24.4 22.7 26.1 823 3,342,655
New Mexico Catron 45.7 5.6 85.8 * 8 18,676
New Mexico Chaves 29.1 23.1 35.1 94 329,349
New Mexico Cibola 32.3 22.5 42 43 136,494
New Mexico Colfax 27 13.9 40.1 19 68,127
New Mexico Curry 18.8 13.1 24.4 43 245,775
New Mexico De Baca 24 0 59 * 2 10,019
New Mexico Dona Ana 18.5 15.8 21.2 186 1,059,495
New Mexico Eddy 28.1 21.6 34.6 74 272,516
New Mexico Grant 25.7 16.8 34.5 38 147,284
New Mexico Guadalupe 26.5 4.8 48.1 * 6 23,318
New Mexico Harding 7.6 0 24.9 * 1 3,479
New Mexico Hidalgo 23 3.4 42.6 * 6 24,148
New Mexico Lea 26.2 20.3 32 80 329,023
New Mexico Lincoln 22.3 12.7 32 25 102,575
New Mexico Los Alamos 16.2 7.7 24.8 15 90,286
New Mexico Luna 19.6 11.7 27.5 26 125,319
New Mexico McKinley 51.9 44 59.7 173 364,351
New Mexico Mora 47 17.3 76.7 * 11 24,294
New Mexico Otero 24.4 18.8 29.9 78 322,393
New Mexico Quay 34 16 52 15 44,766
New Mexico Rio Arriba 55 44.4 65.7 106 201,190
New Mexico Roosevelt 18.8 9.7 27.9 18 100,818
New Mexico Sandoval 22.7 19 26.5 146 667,569
New Mexico San Juan 35.4 30.6 40.2 215 642,732
New Mexico San Miguel 37.2 26.9 47.4 55 146,122
New Mexico Santa Fe 27.3 23.3 31.2 195 726,944
New Mexico Sierra 38.6 20.5 56.6 25 59,540
New Mexico Socorro 32.3 19.9 44.7 28 89,208
New Mexico Taos 35.8 26.2 45.5 58 165,260
New Mexico Torrance 34.8 21.4 48.1 28 81,186
New Mexico Union 24.7 4.6 44.7 * 6 22,634
New Mexico Valencia 27.3 21.8 32.7 101 384,090
New Mexico Missing/unknown ** ** 1
New Mexico NM 27 25.9 28 2,747 10,371,635

Data Notes

Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population.   ** Excluded due to small number of deaths (< 2 per county per year) during reporting period.

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 excessive alcohol use can be found at: www.cdc.gov/psr/alcohol.

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.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

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