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Complete Health Indicator Report of Cancer Deaths - Overall

Definition

Cancer deaths per 100,000 population in New Mexico

Numerator

Number of cancer deaths

Denominator

New Mexico population

Why Is This Important?

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in New Mexico, and is a major cause of illness and suffering. Every year cancer causes almost 3,500 deaths in New Mexico, which is about one in every five deaths. Many cancers can be cured if detected early and treated promptly, and the detection and treatment of pre-cancerous conditions can actually prevent some cancers from developing. Policies, the physical environment, and lifestyle factors also play an important role in cancer prevention.

Healthy People Objective: C-1, Reduce the overall cancer death rate

U.S. Target: 160.6 deaths per 100,000 population

Other Objectives

Two of the goals of the New Mexico Cancer Plan 2012-2017 are: 1) Reduce rates of cancers caused by social, economic, and physical environment factors; 2) Reduce disparities and inequities in cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality.

How Are We Doing?

New Mexico cancer mortality rates have been declining for the past two decades.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

Historically, New Mexico has had a lower cancer mortality rate than the U.S. overall. In fact, New Mexico's cancer mortality rate has been below the Healthy People 2020 goal of 160.6 per 100,000 since 2004, while the rate for the US overall first met that goal in 2015. The cancer mortality rate started to decrease for the U.S. and New Mexico in the early 1990s, attributable in large part to advances in cancer treatment and, to a lesser extent, to cancer screening. The rate of decrease in cancer mortality appears to be more rapid for the U.S. than for New Mexico.

What Is Being Done?

The Department of Health's Cancer Prevention and Control Section works with many partners statewide to offer education, information, and resources to the public and healthcare providers. Within the Cancer Section, the Comprehensive Cancer Program (CCP) was the lead agency in developing the New Mexico Cancer Plan 2012-2017, which is currently being updated for 2018-2022. The CCP's efforts are guided by the goals and objectives of the Cancer Plan, which is the roadmap for cancer control and prevention for the state of New Mexico. In addition, the CCP convenes the New Mexico Cancer Council, a collaboration of diverse public and private partners working together to attack cancer in New Mexico through the development, implementation and evaluation of the New Mexico Cancer Plan. The Council's goal is to increase access to information, prevention and treatment using innovative and effective programs and policies, thus reducing the human and economic burden of cancer and improving the outcomes and quality of life for New Mexicans. Interventions by Council members promote early detection of breast, cervical and colorectal cancers. Public education activities promote healthy behaviors to reduce cancer risk, including sun safety, smoking cessation, and physical activity.

Evidence-based Practices

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for breast, cervical, colorectal and lung cancer. Screening can detect some cancers early when they may be more treatable. In addition, screening can actually prevent cervical and colorectal cancer by detecting pre-cancerous conditions and treating them before they can develop into cancer. Effective screening methods are not available for all cancers; however, research has shown that healthy behaviors including sun safety, smoking cessation, good nutrition and physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, getting certain vaccines, and avoiding excessive alcohol use can reduce the risk of developing cancer.

Available Services

Many programs within the New Mexico Department of Health use evidence-based initiatives to address cancer in New Mexico. For further information, please visit the New Mexico Department of Health Cancer Prevention and Control Section website at: http://archive.cancernm.org/index.html

Health Program Information

For more information or to obtain a copy of the New Mexico Cancer Plan, please visit the New Mexico Cancer Council website at: http://nmcancercouncil.org/cancer_plan.htm


Related Indicators

Related Health Care System Factors Indicators:


Risk Factors

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you can reduce your risk of getting cancer by keeping a healthy weight, avoiding tobacco and secondhand smoke, limiting the amount of alcohol you drink, getting recommended amounts of physical activity, and protecting your skin from the sun. Testing your home for radon and taking steps to reduce radon levels if they're high can also reduce cancer risk. If you get your water from a private well, routine testing for high levels of chemicals that can cause cancer may be warranted. Always using protective equipment to avoid contact with hazardous chemicals at work or at home can also reduce risk from those known to cause cancer.

Related Risk Factors Indicators:


Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Cancer Deaths per 100,000 Population by Year, New Mexico and U.S., 1999-2017

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NM vs. U.S.YearDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 56
New Mexico1999168.6162.3174.82,8151,798,161
New Mexico2000170.5164.3176.62,9291,828,596
New Mexico2001164.5158.5170.52,9021,851,525
New Mexico2002167.9161.9173.93,0361,874,593
New Mexico2003163.5157.7169.33,0451,897,658
New Mexico2004157.9152.2163.53,0201,920,756
New Mexico2005160.0154.4165.63,1451,943,827
New Mexico2006156.5151.0162.03,1361,966,890
New Mexico2007155.9150.5161.43,2101,989,996
New Mexico2008154.6149.3160.03,2452,013,064
New Mexico2009146.4141.2151.53,1412,036,124
New Mexico2010150.1144.9155.23,3282,065,194
New Mexico2011144.0139.0149.03,2602,081,550
New Mexico2012146.2141.2151.13,4222,092,246
New Mexico2013143.8138.9148.63,4542,096,134
New Mexico2014141.5136.7146.23,4662,099,510
New Mexico2015142.4137.6147.13,5852,102,646
New Mexico2016138.0133.3142.63,5522,103,586
New Mexico2017137.3132.7141.83,6182,102,521
United States1999205.6563,065279,040,168
United States2000204.5566,637281,421,906
United States2001201.3567,444284,968,955
United States2002199.0570,570287,625,193
United States2003195.6570,465290,107,933
United States2004191.4567,468292,805,298
United States2005189.7573,022295,516,599
United States2006186.4574,010298,379,912
United States2007183.9577,079301,231,207
United States2008180.9579,939304,093,966
United States2009178.0582,233306,771,529
United States2010177.3589,660308,745,538
United States2011173.4591,688311,591,917
United States2012170.9597,679313,914,040
United States2013167.5600,113316,128,839
United States2014165.7607,739318,857,056
United States2015162.9612,207321,418,820
United States2016160.0613,832323,127,513
United States2017156.6614,932325,719,178

Data Notes

All cancer deaths are defined as malignant neoplasms (ICD10: C00-C97).   Data have been directly 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, http://gps.unm.edu/.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC WONDER Online Database (http://wonder.cdc.gov).


Average Annual Cancer Deaths per 100,000 Population by Sex, New Mexico 2013-2017

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Sex, M/FDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 63
Total140.5138.4142.617,47910,488,411
Male165.1161.8168.59,3655,196,683
Female121.5118.7124.08,1145,291,728

Data Notes

All cancer deaths are defined as malignant neoplasms (ICD10: C00-C97).   Data have been directly 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, http://gps.unm.edu/.


Average Annual Cancer Deaths per 100,000 Population by County, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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CountyDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 35
Bernalillo142.4138.6146.25,5153,391,457
Catron91.764.7118.64618,196
Chaves152.4139.9164.8589330,058
Cibola155.1135.4174.7245137,013
Colfax147.6124.0171.116564,499
Curry152.0136.3167.6366252,219
De Baca167.999.5236.4279,528
Dona Ana136.0129.2142.71,5921,080,411
Eddy156.4142.7170.2508284,813
Grant146.0130.2161.8364144,899
Guadalupe186.9136.8237.05722,544
Harding218.749.4388.1*Warning123,450
Hidalgo153.3109.8196.85222,689
Lea154.5140.6168.5481347,844
Lincoln124.9107.2142.6227100,089
Los Alamos111.592.7130.313990,641
Luna188.8168.0209.6336123,460
McKinley135.3122.6148.0447369,205
Mora117.380.0154.64523,532
Otero162.1149.5174.6654328,297
Quay177.8145.0210.612842,856
Rio Arriba133.6119.4147.8349198,690
Roosevelt132.1109.7154.513598,680
Sandoval135.1127.0143.21,123697,728
San Juan132.8124.0141.6898646,357
San Miguel136.6120.2153.0278141,484
Santa Fe119.2112.4126.01,274740,919
Sierra192.9166.0219.925057,108
Socorro149.5126.6172.517087,411
Taos115.0102.0128.0318166,393
Torrance154.8130.3179.216778,615
Union137.897.5178.14521,876
Valencia143.9132.8154.9671381,436
New Mexico140.5138.4142.617,67510,504,397
U.S.158.12,969,6571,605,251,406

Data Notes

All cancer deaths are defined as malignant neoplasms (ICD10: C00-C97).   Data have been directly age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population. *This rate is statistically unstable (.30 < RSE <= 0.50), and may fluctuate widely across time periods due to random variation (chance).

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, http://gps.unm.edu/.


Cancer Deaths per 100,000 Population by County and Sex, 2013-2017

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Sex: Males vs. FemalesCountyDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 70
MaleBernalillo169.6163.3175.92,8681,662,481
MaleCatron104.866.8142.9309,545
MaleChaves190.5169.9211.1332164,095
MaleCibola159.8130.1189.511669,896
MaleColfax182.0144.3219.69732,722
MaleCurry207.8180.2235.3224130,660
MaleDe Baca194.097.1290.9164,715
MaleDona Ana160.3149.6171.1867530,481
MaleEddy179.9158.2201.6269143,488
MaleGrant175.9150.9201.020771,458
MaleGuadalupe230.4155.4305.33712,722
MaleHarding170.50.0418.2**Warning41,784
MaleHidalgo181.6116.1247.03011,383
MaleLea174.1152.0196.1249179,193
MaleLincoln147.2119.8174.612949,299
MaleLos Alamos137.8106.9168.77845,815
MaleLuna212.1181.1243.118661,717
MaleMcKinley169.7147.6191.8239178,823
MaleMora132.275.7188.62412,009
MaleOtero185.2165.7204.7354168,973
MaleQuay179.0134.2223.86420,835
MaleRio Arriba171.0146.4195.519797,586
MaleRoosevelt158.8122.2195.47349,271
MaleSandoval155.1142.1168.2583341,784
MaleSan Juan152.6138.4166.8461319,729
MaleSan Miguel151.0125.4176.614470,096
MaleSanta Fe132.8122.0143.5637360,288
MaleSierra227.8188.4267.315128,616
MaleSocorro178.9143.0214.810044,381
MaleTaos125.3105.3145.316081,553
MaleTorrance168.8133.2204.59341,260
MaleUnion187.0117.6256.42812,472
MaleValencia173.3155.4191.2378191,506
MaleNew Mexico165.1161.8168.59,4265,200,637
MaleU.S.188.81,562,391790,304,428
FemaleBernalillo123.0118.2127.72,6471,728,976
FemaleCatron73.736.8110.6168,651
FemaleChaves122.5107.2137.8257165,963
FemaleCibola155.5128.2182.912967,116
FemaleColfax118.188.2148.06831,777
FemaleCurry108.090.0126.0142121,560
FemaleDe Baca152.250.9253.6*Warning114,813
FemaleDona Ana115.4106.9124.0725549,930
FemaleEddy138.7120.8156.6239141,325
FemaleGrant120.1100.0140.115773,441
FemaleGuadalupe153.179.8226.5209,822
FemaleHarding259.255.7462.7*Warning81,666
FemaleHidalgo129.670.3188.92211,306
FemaleLea142.6124.1161.1232168,651
FemaleLincoln103.780.9126.49850,791
FemaleLos Alamos89.466.7112.26144,827
FemaleLuna167.0138.9195.015061,743
FemaleMcKinley111.295.9126.5208190,381
FemaleMora108.057.1158.92111,522
FemaleOtero141.9125.6158.2300159,324
FemaleQuay177.3129.4225.16422,020
FemaleRio Arriba104.988.0121.8152101,104
FemaleRoosevelt116.486.9145.96249,409
FemaleSandoval119.9109.6130.3540355,944
FemaleSan Juan118.5107.3129.8437326,628
FemaleSan Miguel124.0102.5145.513471,389
FemaleSanta Fe110.1101.1119.1637380,631
FemaleSierra159.5122.3196.79928,492
FemaleSocorro123.093.4152.67043,031
FemaleTaos106.188.9123.415884,840
FemaleTorrance141.3107.4175.17437,354
FemaleUnion90.547.2133.8179,404
FemaleValencia118.3104.5132.1293189,930
FemaleNew Mexico121.3118.7124.08,2495,303,760
FemaleU.S.135.71,407,266814,946,978

Data Notes

All cancer deaths are defined as malignant neoplasms (ICD10: C00-C97).   Data have been directly age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population. *This rate is statistically unstable (.30 < RSE <= 0.50), and may fluctuate widely across time periods due to random variation (chance). **This count or rate is extremely unstable (RSE >0.50). This value should not be used to infer population risk. You should combine years or otherwise increase your population size.

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, http://gps.unm.edu/.


Average Annual Cancer Deaths per 100,000 Population by Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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Race/EthnicityDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 6
American Indian/Alaska Native129.7121.4138.0973948,552
Asian/Pacific Islander99.183.1115.2157173,586
Black/African American156.7138.6174.8302223,654
Hispanic134.1130.6137.55,8445,058,436
White145.3142.4148.210,3584,100,169
New Mexico140.5138.4142.617,67510,504,397

Data Notes

All cancer deaths are defined as malignant neoplasms (ICD10: C00-C97).   Data have been directly 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, http://gps.unm.edu/.


Average Annual Cancer Deaths per 100,000 Population by Age Group, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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Age GroupDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 5
Age 0-344.13.64.72044,947,196
Age 35-4938.235.441.07051,843,970
Age 50-64201.7195.5207.84,1452,055,489
Age 65-79590.5577.2603.97,4921,268,702
Age 80+1,317.91,282.01,353.75,127389,040

Data Notes

All cancer deaths are defined as malignant neoplasms (ICD10: C00-C97).

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, http://gps.unm.edu/.


Average Annual Cancer Deaths per 100,000 Population by Health Region, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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New Mexico Health RegionDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 6
Northwest136.6129.8143.41,5901,152,575
Northeast124.2119.3129.02,6821,474,027
Metro141.7138.4144.97,4764,549,236
Southeast150.2144.3156.22,4611,466,088
Southwest148.8143.7153.83,4641,862,472
New Mexico140.5138.4142.617,67510,504,397

Data Notes

All cancer deaths are defined as malignant neoplasms (ICD10: C00-C97).   Data have been directly 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, http://gps.unm.edu/.


Average Annual Cancer Deaths per 100,000 Population by Urban and Rural Counties, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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Urban Versus Rural CountiesDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 5
Metropolitan Counties141.7138.4144.97,4764,549,236
Small Metro Counties128.8124.6133.03,7642,467,687
Mixed Urban-Rural146.9142.9150.95,2093,013,697
Rural Counties150.8141.9159.81,224473,778
New Mexico140.5138.4142.617,67510,504,397

Data Notes

All cancer deaths are defined as malignant neoplasms (ICD10: C00-C97).   Data have been directly 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, http://gps.unm.edu/.


Average Annual Cancer Deaths per 100,000 Population by U.S. States, 2017

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StateDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 52
Alabama173.9170.5177.310,6394,874,747
Alaska142.9133.1152.6946739,795
Arizona139.9137.4142.412,3727,016,270
Arkansas177.4173.1181.76,6543,004,279
California140.1139.0141.260,94939,536,653
Colorado134.8131.8137.88,0425,607,154
Connecticut143.7140.2147.26,8113,588,184
Delaware164.6157.5171.82,137961,939
District of Columbia157.3147.7166.91,061693,972
Florida150.0148.6151.446,42520,984,400
Georgia159.9157.5162.317,64710,429,379
Hawaii132.3127.0137.62,5291,427,538
Idaho157.5151.9163.23,1011,716,943
Illinois162.6160.6164.724,85812,802,023
Indiana174.2171.2177.113,7906,666,818
Iowa162.3158.3166.26,6263,145,711
Kansas161.5157.2165.85,6462,913,123
Kentucky190.1186.3193.810,3704,454,189
Louisiana179.0175.3182.69,7244,684,333
Maine175.3169.3181.33,4781,335,907
Maryland155.6152.6158.511,0856,052,177
Massachucetts153.4150.7156.013,2846,859,819
Michigan165.6163.3167.821,2089,962,311
Minnesota151.0148.0154.010,1795,576,606
Mississippi187.0182.4191.66,6582,984,100
Missouri171.8168.8174.713,3196,113,532
Montana158.3151.6165.12,2241,050,493
Nebraska156.7151.5161.93,5951,920,076
Nevada158.3154.0162.65,3812,998,039
New Hampshire158.1152.1164.02,8401,342,795
New Jersey148.8146.5151.116,7399,005,644
New Mexico142.0137.3146.73,7152,088,070
New York144.7143.2146.335,84719,849,399
North Carolina160.9158.6163.219,92610,273,419
North Dakota147.2139.1155.31,324755,393
Ohio175.8173.6178.026,32411,658,609
Oklahoma182.0178.1186.08,4173,930,864
Oregon158.4155.0161.98,3064,142,776
Pennsylvania165.7163.8167.629,22612,805,537
Rhode Island158.5151.7165.22,2131,059,639
South Carolina167.2164.0170.510,6215,024,369
South Dakota161.3153.6169.01,765869,666
Tennessee177.7174.7180.614,6296,715,984
Texas150.2148.7151.641,62628,304,596
Utah124.9120.5129.23,2783,101,833
Vermont169.6160.7178.61,479623,657
Virginia156.8154.3159.315,4698,470,020
Washington152.7150.0155.413,0177,405,743
West Virginia184.1178.8189.54,7761,815,857
Wisconsin158.1155.2161.011,6745,795,483
Wyoming141.6132.5150.7983579,315
United States156.6156.2157.0614,932325,719,178

Data Notes

All cancer deaths are defined as malignant neoplasms (ICD10: C00-C97).   Data have been directly age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC WONDER Online Database (http://wonder.cdc.gov).

References and Community Resources

New Mexico Department of Health Comprehensive Cancer Program (http://archive.cancernm.org/ccp/) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/) Surveillance Epidemiology and End Result (SEER) Program (http://seer.cancer.gov/) New Mexico Tumor Registry (NMTR), University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine (http://nmtrweb.unm.edu/) National Cancer Institute (NCI) (www.cancer.gov) American Cancer Society (ACS) (www.cancer.org) New Mexico Cancer Council (NMCC) (http://www.nmcancercouncil.org/) Albuquerque Cancer Coalition (ACC) (https://acc.nmcca.org/) The National Library of Medicine (NLM) MedlinePlus (www.medlineplus.gov) Commission on Cancer (www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer) Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. (http://cancercontrolplanet.cancer.gov/) The Guide to Community Preventive Services (http://www.thecommunityguide.org/cancer/index.html) Research-tested Intervetion Programs (RTIPs) (http://rtips.cancer.gov/rtips/index.do)

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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