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Complete Health Indicator Report of Death Rate from All Causes

Definition

Age-adjusted death rate from all causes of death is the number of deaths per 100,000 U.S.standard population.

Numerator

Total number of deaths from all causes

Denominator

Total population during the same time period

Data Interpretation Issues

The age-adjusted death rate is used to compare across different populations that have different age distributions, such as comparing across years, race/ethnic groups and New Mexico versus the United States. The age-adjusted rate controls for the effect of age on the rate. It is useful for comparison, but does not indicate the magnitude of the actual rate.

Why Is This Important?

The overall death rate of a population reflects the average life expectancy of individuals in that population. The lower the death rate, the higher the life expectancy.

How Are We Doing?

In 2014, there were 17,564 deaths among New Mexico residents, yielding an age-adjusted death rate of 784.5 deaths per 100,000.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

New Mexico's age-adjusted, all-cause death rate has historically been lower than the U.S. rate. However, in recent years, the U.S. rate has been declining, while the New Mexico rate has not, and has even increased slightly.

Evidence-based Practices

Reducing the all-cause death rate would be accomplished by reducing early deaths from the leading causes of death in New Mexico, including childhood injury motor vehicle crashes, heart attack, stroke, cancers, diabetes, chronic lower respiratory diseases, and influenza and pneumonia.


Graphical Data Views

Deaths From All Causes, New Mexico and U.S., 1999-2016

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NM vs. U.S.YearDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 36
New Mexico1999815.0801.6828.413,4331,798,161
New Mexico2000789.0776.0802.013,3841,828,596
New Mexico2001807.8794.8820.814,0171,851,525
New Mexico2002792.6779.9805.414,1171,874,593
New Mexico2003794.7782.1807.314,4891,897,658
New Mexico2004759.8747.6772.014,1971,920,756
New Mexico2005777.7765.5789.914,8661,943,827
New Mexico2006779.8767.7791.915,2311,966,890
New Mexico2007770.4758.5782.415,4001,989,996
New Mexico2008756.0744.3767.715,4002,013,064
New Mexico2009738.5727.0749.915,3922,036,124
New Mexico2010741.2729.9752.515,8662,065,194
New Mexico2011740.3729.1751.516,2452,083,725
New Mexico2012739.7728.6750.816,6402,091,432
New Mexico2013727.3716.4738.216,7802,095,156
New Mexico2014744.6733.7755.517,5642,098,381
New Mexico2015736.0725.2746.917,6872,099,856
New Mexico2016741.7731.0752.418,2602,103,586
United States1999875.6874.5876.72,391,399279,040,168
United States2000869.0867.9870.12,403,351281,421,906
United States2001858.8857.7859.92,416,425284,968,955
United States2002855.9854.8857.02,443,387287,625,193
United States2003843.5842.4844.52,448,288290,107,933
United States2004813.7812.7814.72,397,615292,805,298
United States2005815.0814.0816.02,448,017295,516,599
United States2006791.8790.8792.82,426,264298,379,912
United States2007775.3774.3776.22,423,712301,231,207
United States2008774.9774.0775.92,471,984304,093,966
United States2009749.6748.6750.52,437,163306,771,529
United States2010747.0746.0747.92,468,435308,745,538
United States2011741.3740.4742.22,515,458311,591,917
United States2012732.8731.9733.72,543,279313,914,040
United States2013731.9731.0732.82,596,993316,128,839
United States2014724.6723.8725.52,626,418318,857,056
United States2015733.1732.2734.02,712,630321,418,820
United States2016728.8727.9729.72,744,248323,127,513

Data Notes

Age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC WONDER Online Database (http://wonder.cdc.gov).
  • 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/.
  • U.S. Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/.


Deaths From All Causes by County, New Mexico, 2012-2014

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CountyDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 35
Bernalillo742.6731.2754.115,6082,030,258
Catron783.8615.1952.613111,204
Chaves856.0818.4893.51,934198,332
Cibola930.6866.1995.277082,220
Colfax812.3736.8887.846840,010
Curry797.9752.5843.31,124150,967
De Baca1,104.7872.61,336.91045,909
Dona Ana672.2652.9691.54,502646,324
Eddy883.4841.8924.91,683167,188
Grant758.5709.6807.31,00488,205
Guadalupe769.3633.4905.112513,813
Harding321.9179.4464.4192,075
Hidalgo852.6718.0987.115014,066
Lea889.2846.8931.61,605203,526
Lincoln661.8605.3718.258061,284
Los Alamos539.5485.0594.136953,976
Luna860.5803.8917.287974,653
McKinley922.6879.1966.01,707221,644
Mora750.4621.6879.113814,590
Otero786.1749.3822.91,715196,560
Quay936.7837.31,036.035026,223
Rio Arriba916.0863.7968.31,172120,169
Roosevelt752.2684.0820.445460,642
Sandoval710.8685.4736.22,935411,145
San Juan811.4781.8841.02,785382,186
San Miguel836.2779.0893.482386,366
Santa Fe652.7630.5674.83,325441,350
Sierra1,035.3950.91,119.772734,954
Socorro920.9842.3999.651653,105
Taos661.5615.2707.8822100,003
Torrance890.7810.3971.147547,758
Union756.5629.1883.913613,469
Valencia807.9771.5844.31,845230,799
NM761.7755.2768.250,9846,284,972
US724.62,596,993

Data Notes

Age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.   U.S. Rate is for 2014.

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/.
  • U.S. Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/.


Deaths From All Causes by Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2012-2014

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Race/EthnicityDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 7
American Indian/Alaska Native962.9932.3993.43,905550,112
Asian/Pacific Islander499.7443.6555.832195,143
Black/African American825.0770.2879.7870130,211
Hispanic752.5741.3763.617,1672,914,859
White735.4726.7744.028,5142,594,647
New Mexico761.7755.2768.250,9846,284,972
United States724.62,626,418318,857,056

Data Notes

Age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.   U.S. Rate is for 2014.

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/.
  • U.S. Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/.


Deaths From All Causes, by Small Area, New Mexico, 2009-2013

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Small AreaDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 111
1-Bernalillo County, Central Penn1,014.7956.31,073.11,152137,614
2-Bernalillo County, Central Tabo851.3804.8897.81,240154,512
3-Bernalillo County, East Gateway594.3552.7635.978596,971
4-Bernalillo County, Lomas San Mateo739.7695.0784.31,166102,694
5-Bernalillo County, Lomas Girard674.9615.3734.551375,078
6-Bernalillo County, Gibson University796.1715.2877.137864,670
7-Bernalillo County, Rio Bravo Second847.3755.0939.732648,059
8-Bernalillo County, Lomas Broadway1,139.31,074.91,203.71,163102,352
9-Military Bases644.1322.0966.14755,309
10-Bernalillo County, Isleta Gun Club811.1741.1881.150968,621
11-Bernalillo County, Arenal Unser1,143.2976.71,309.728283,424
12-Bernalillo County, Chavez OneEighteenth901.6807.8995.3461121,981
13-Bernalillo County, Southwest628.1537.0719.121761,238
14-Bernalillo County, Arenal Tapia824.8769.2880.481297,887
15-Bernalillo County, Central Coors802.1749.2855.0851112,739
16-Bernalillo County, So. Ninetyeight774.4703.6845.3548141,850
17-Bernalillo County, No. Ninetyeight717.8660.0775.6614126,595
18-Bernalillo County, Montano Rio Grande626.6574.3679.055762,071
19-Bernalillo County, Candelaria Second783.3728.3838.275686,510
20-Bernalillo County, Comanche Carlysle896.8833.6960.274387,651
21-Bernalillo County, Indian School Pennsylvania778.9739.7818.11,660130,326
22-Bernalillo County, Indian School Juan Tabo740.8692.9788.689499,857
23-Bernalillo County, Montgomery Louisiana673.4630.6716.3975108,743
24-Bernalillo County, Montgomery Moon661.9608.4715.357564,797
25-Bernalillo County, Comanche Juan Tabo741.5693.1789.987190,822
26-Bernalillo County, Paseo Louisiana684.0640.7727.2940101,027
27-Bernalillo County, Paseo Ventura504.6472.0537.2926140,557
28-Bernalillo County, East Mountain647.0593.2700.960796,119
29-Bernalillo County, Del Norte593.0536.2649.842996,905
30-Bernalillo County, Montano Coors687.3621.6753.140765,607
31-Bernalillo County, Alameda Coors660.3601.6719.0496116,202
32-Bernalillo County, Alameda Edith727.3679.5775.0863101,192
33-Bernalillo County, Academy Tramway560.9529.8592.01,388140,447
34-Bernalillo County, Irving Unser631.7582.0681.4617138,002
35-Chaves County, Roswell N.W.831.2792.4870.01,799160,183
36-Chaves County, Roswell S.E.1,008.6941.01,076.281881,347
37-Chaves County, Other761.2699.3823.056887,820
38-Cibola County904.6854.8954.41,228136,494
39-Colfax/Union Counties751.5703.1799.895390,761
40-Curry County, Clovis West918.6850.3987.065779,613
41-Curry County, Clovis East808.6757.2860.1902105,765
42-Dona Ana County, Anthony Berino Chaparral564.0517.5610.4576116,467
43-Dona Ana County, Central Las Cruces843.2788.8897.791192,043
44-Dona Ana County, Dona Ana Fort Selden750.2700.6799.9843118,224
45-Dona Ana County, Hatch and Surrounding Area606.6549.0664.042659,768
46-Dona Ana County, Las Alturas Talavera623.6574.1673.166264,599
47-Dona Ana County, Mesilla Picacho Mesilla Park610.3549.2671.437659,882
48-Dona Ana County, Northwest Las Cruces749.8703.2796.4956127,960
49-Dona Ana County, Sonoma Butterfield Moongate688.8644.9732.8904140,074
50-Dona Ana County, South Valley606.9549.2664.542373,139
51-Dona Ana County, Sunland Park596.1539.8652.442893,750
52-Dona Ana County, South Las Cruces755.2693.2817.2602105,021
53-Eddy County, Carlsbad900.3856.8943.81,648144,157
54-Eddy County, Other819.2770.0868.31,023128,359
55-Grant County, Silver City702.1653.0751.384084,532
56-Hidalgo County/Grant County, Other751.9703.5800.297286,900
57-Lea County, Hobbs No.804.4749.2859.6773102,123
58-Lea County, Hobbs So.1,019.6931.71,107.550968,899
59-Lea County, Other826.7781.1872.41,197158,001
60-Lincoln County630.8588.0673.6914102,575
61-Los Alamos County523.5481.4565.659290,325
62-Luna County839.6795.5883.71,406125,319
63-McKinley County, Gallup772.7720.9824.6838122,511
64-McKinley County, NW800.6732.0869.252481,261
65-McKinley County, SW816.8751.0882.660697,490
66-McKinley County, Other952.1867.51,036.748063,089
67-San Miguel County, Las Vegas986.4922.01,050.789280,049
68-San Miguel County, Pecos/Villanueva582.8510.6655.026944,213
69-Mora/Guadalupe/San Miguel East696.6639.2754.058169,473
70-Otero County, Alamogordo N.E.756.4709.2803.697990,077
71-Otero County, Alamogordo S.W.792.6733.5851.768777,701
72-Otero County, Other802.1753.9850.21,090138,952
73-Quay/DeBaca/Harding Counties915.5850.4980.679958,264
74-Rio Arriba, Espanola and Pueblos832.4786.5878.21,247141,314
75-Rio Arriba, North771.4701.4841.347559,876
76-Roosevelt County/Curry County, Other754.6710.3798.91,064149,668
77-San Juan County, Farmington North592.7542.7642.752483,013
78-San Juan County, Farmington Southeast781.5715.7847.452375,592
79-San Juan County, Farmington West/Kirtland/La Plata844.9789.0900.9867118,482
80-San Juan County, North/Aztec730.7682.6778.8860126,025
81-San Juan County, Northeast/Bloomfield685.7625.6745.949678,906
82-San Juan County, South671.3607.2735.342678,164
83-San Juan County, West1,064.2985.61,142.870282,549
84-Sandoval County, Rio Rancho Blvd, No.668.6619.0718.2722144,803
85-Sandoval County, Rio Rancho Blvd, So.700.6653.6747.71,02173,002
86-Sandoval County, Rio Rancho West710.0639.5780.6477124,046
87-Sandoval County, Rio Rancho So.787.0731.9842.2756114,568
88-Sandoval County, Bernalillo/Placitas613.0558.8667.152773,712
89-Sandoval County, Corrales561.4494.4628.429242,439
90-Sandoval County Other East813.6721.1906.030146,158
91-Sandoval County Other West809.8729.1890.539448,801
92-Santa Fe County, East Foothills + Eldorado482.4443.6521.2662116,495
93-Santa Fe County, Opera Vicinity527.3479.5575.250270,645
94-Santa Fe County, Pueblos Plus586.5539.4633.761998,096
95-Santa Fe Co., Agua Fria Neighborhood + Downtown793.2751.3835.01,537118,837
96-Santa Fe County, Agua Fria Village641.9567.5716.431168,057
97-Santa Fe, Bellamah/Stamm699.3650.6748.078690,038
98-Santa Fe County, Airport Road660.5567.9753.126088,382
99-Santa Fe County, South751.4680.3822.447576,393
101-Sierra/Catron Counties951.8894.21,009.51,37778,216
102-Socorro County902.2841.9962.584289,208
103-Torrance County870.0807.9932.075981,186
104-Taos County, Northwest641.0572.6709.435846,760
105-Taos County, Downtown and High Road644.9603.1686.6942118,500
106-Valencia County, Los Lunas697.8637.0758.650280,917
107-Valencia County, NE759.7700.9818.563180,837
108-Valencia County, SE791.5739.2843.8861115,266
109-Valencia County, West and Belen841.0788.1894.0942107,071
New Mexico739.7734.7744.780,53110,371,635
United States731.92,596,993

Data Notes

Age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.   U.S. value is for 2013. For information on New Mexico's 109 Small Areas, please see https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/resource/SmallAreaMethods.html.

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/.
  • U.S. Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/.


Deaths From All Causes, by U.S. States, 2016

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StateDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 52
Alabama920.4912.4928.452,4664,863,300
Alaska745.6722.4768.84,494741,894
Arizona675.8670.1681.456,6456,931,071
Arkansas893.2883.3903.231,7562,988,248
California616.9614.5619.3262,24039,250,017
Colorado669.5662.7676.437,5305,540,545
Connecticut654.0646.4661.630,5433,576,452
Delaware746.2730.3762.08,874952,065
District of Columbia766.0744.4787.65,037681,170
Florida666.6663.5669.6197,31320,612,439
Georgia800.4794.8806.081,42810,310,371
Hawaii572.0560.9583.210,9131,428,557
Idaho725.0712.5737.513,3661,683,140
Illinois724.3719.9728.7107,02012,801,539
Indiana835.0828.4841.663,4736,633,053
Iowa721.1712.7729.529,5383,134,693
Kansas756.8747.4766.126,2452,907,289
Kentucky938.4929.8946.947,8274,436,974
Louisiana870.5862.3878.744,3064,681,666
Maine759.0746.1772.014,1821,331,479
Maryland717.6711.1724.148,8246,016,447
Massachucetts669.0663.4674.756,9616,811,779
Michigan785.4780.4790.596,2319,928,300
Minnesota648.1641.8654.343,0785,519,952
Mississippi948.9938.3959.531,7412,988,726
Missouri808.2801.6814.859,8736,093,000
Montana743.2728.1758.39,9051,042,520
Nebraska707.0695.9718.116,2171,907,116
Nevada762.6752.8772.523,9022,940,058
New Hampshire721.5708.3734.712,2031,334,795
New Jersey668.5663.6673.473,1558,944,469
New Mexico753.4742.3764.518,3652,081,015
New York640.7637.4643.9154,35819,745,289
North Carolina782.4777.3787.690,46510,146,788
North Dakota688.4670.8706.06,242757,952
Ohio832.3827.5837.1119,57211,614,373
Oklahoma888.4879.5897.339,2763,923,561
Oregon705.9698.4713.335,7784,093,465
Pennsylvania770.1765.8774.4133,04012,784,227
Rhode Island690.1675.9704.39,7351,056,426
South Carolina829.8822.2837.448,1304,961,119
South Dakota719.5703.1736.07,845865,454
Tennessee886.3879.5893.067,8576,651,194
Texas730.6727.3734.0191,96627,862,596
Utah714.7704.0725.317,9133,051,217
Vermont712.8694.1731.55,909624,594
Virginia715.5709.9721.066,4738,411,808
Washington672.0666.3677.754,7697,288,000
West Virginia943.3930.7955.922,7321,831,102
Wisconsin717.9711.6724.251,8155,778,708
Wyoming720.9699.9742.04,722585,501
United States728.8727.9729.72,744,248323,127,513

Data Notes

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).

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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