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Complete Health Indicator Report of Injury - Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Deaths

Definition

The number of unintentional injury deaths due to motor vehicle traffic crashes per 100,000 population.

Numerator

The number of motor vehicle traffic crash-related unintentional injury deaths per year

Denominator

The mid-year estimated population.

Why Is This Important?

Motor vehicle traffic crash-related injuries are the leading cause of injury death for New Mexicans aged 1 to 24 years (14.3/100,000 population). Males between the ages of 15 to 24 years die from motor vehicle traffic crash-related injuries at more than twice the rate for females of the same age, 36.7/100,000 vs. 16.6/100,000 respectively. Among persons aged 1 to 24 years old, American Indians and African Americans have the highest rate of unintentional motor vehicle traffic crash-related injury deaths 23.5/100,000 and 22.8/100,000 respectively, followed by Asians (19.6/100,000), Hispanics (14.1/100,000), and Caucasians (10.0/100,000). Rural and mixed rural-urban counties have higher rates of motor vehicle traffic crash-related injury death than urban counties (25.2/100,000 vs. 18.4/100,000 respectively). The increased risk in rural and mixed rural-urban counties may be due to limited policing of speed limits, increased prevalence of two-lane roads, and longer response times of paramedics and other emergency responders after an injurious motor vehicle crash has occurred, that may be more prevalent in these communities. Distracted driving, speeding, fatigue, and drunk driving are important causes of motor vehicle traffic crash-related injury deaths.

Healthy People Objective: IVP-13.1, Reduce motor vehicle crash-related deaths: Deaths per 100,000 population

U.S. Target: 12.4 deaths per 100,000 population

Other Objectives

New Mexico Community Health Status Indicator (CHSI)

How Are We Doing?

The motor vehicle traffic crash injury-related death rate in New Mexico decreased in 2015 from 2014, 15.1/100,000 and 17.6/100,000, respectively; however, the rate increased in 2016 to 19.0/100,000 population.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The motor vehicle traffic-related death rate of 10.0/per 100,000 in New Mexico was 28% higher than the national rate of 15.1/per 100,000.

What Is Being Done?

During the last decade the Office of Injury Prevention has supported efforts to pass laws on the use of child safety seats and booster seats in motor vehicles. The NM Safety Belt Use Act of 2001 requires each occupant of a motor vehicle to have a safety belt properly fastened about his/her body while the vehicle is in motion. The New Mexico Child Restraint Act that was passed in 2005 requires children under the age of one to be in a rear-facing child safety seat and children under 5 and children under 40 pounds to be placed in a child safety seat or booster seat. The law also has motor vehicle restraint requirements for 5 to 12-year olds. The Legislature passed, and the Governor signed a bill into law in 2015, prohibiting texting while driving, and providing penalties for violations. A bill was introduced in the Legislature (but did not pass) in 2015, that would have required the use of a motorcycle safety helmet, while another was introduced that would have required the use of a safety helmet or payment of increased fees to permit motorcycle operators or passengers to refrain from wearing a safety helmet. The Child Fatality Review reviews the circumstances of all motor vehicle traffic crash injury-related deaths among children and youth under the age of 19 years to develop recommendations for prevention in the form of legislation and best practices. The Legislature passed, and the Governor signed a bill into law in 2015, prohibiting texting while driving, and providing penalties for violations. A bill was introduced in the Legislature (but did not pass) in 2015, that would have required the use of a motorcycle safety helmet, while another was introduced that would have required the use of a safety helmet or payment of increased fees to permit motorcycle operators or passengers to refrain from wearing a safety helmet.

Evidence-based Practices

"Use of child safety seats and safety belts and deterrence of alcohol-impaired driving are among the most important preventive measures to reduce motor vehicle-related injuries and deaths." [Source: Motor Vehicle-Related Injury Prevention, downloaded from The Community Guide website, http://www.thecommunityguide.org/mvoi/index.html, on 10/8/2013.] Recommended interventions for child safety seats include laws mandating their use, distribution of safety seats, community-wide education, enhanced enforcement, and incentive programs. Recommended interventions for seat belt use primary enforcement (versus secondary) laws mandating their use in conjunction with enhanced enforcement programs. Recommended interventions for alcohol-impaired driving include 0.08% blood alcohol concentration laws, lower blood-alcohol content laws for young or inexperienced drivers, minimum legal drinking age laws, publicized sobriety checkpoint programs, mass media campaigns, ignition interlocks, and school-based instructional programs. For more information on the recommended interventions see http://www.thecommunityguide.org


Graphical Data Views

Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Death Rates, 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: 38
New Mexico199920.618.422.73641,798,161
New Mexico200021.819.724.03941,828,596
New Mexico200121.319.223.53891,851,525
New Mexico200220.218.122.23781,874,593
New Mexico200321.119.023.23961,897,658
New Mexico200423.321.125.54451,920,756
New Mexico200522.019.924.14281,943,827
New Mexico200622.720.624.84421,966,890
New Mexico200718.416.520.33641,989,996
New Mexico200816.815.018.63332,013,064
New Mexico200915.613.917.43152,036,124
New Mexico201014.813.116.62992,065,194
New Mexico201113.712.115.42862,081,550
New Mexico201217.415.619.33622,092,246
New Mexico201314.112.415.72952,096,134
New Mexico201417.515.719.43672,099,510
New Mexico201515.113.416.83162,102,646
New Mexico201619.017.120.93982,103,586
New Mexico201718.516.620.43862,102,521
United States199914.714.514.840,965279,040,168
United States200014.914.815.041,994281,421,906
United States200114.814.715.042,443284,968,955
United States200215.215.115.444,065287,625,193
United States200314.914.715.043,340290,107,933
United States200414.714.614.843,432292,805,298
United States200514.614.514.843,667295,516,599
United States200614.514.414.643,664298,379,912
United States200713.813.713.942,031301,231,207
United States200812.312.212.537,985304,093,966
United States200911.111.011.234,485306,771,529
United States201010.710.610.933,687308,745,538
United States201110.610.510.733,783311,591,917
United States201210.910.811.034,935313,914,040
United States201310.410.310.633,804316,128,839
United States201410.310.210.433,736318,857,056
United States201510.910.811.136,161321,418,820
United States201611.711.611.838,748323,127,513
United States201711.511.411.638,659325,719,178

Data Notes

Motor vehicle traffic crash deaths are unintentional deaths from motor vehicle crashes that occurred on a public roadway.   Rates 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.
  • New Mexico 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).


Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Death Rates by County, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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CountyDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 35
Bernalillo12.811.6144453,391,457
Catron507.492.7Unstable818,196
Chaves16.311.820.753330,058
Cibola30.721.34043137,013
Colfax14.75.224.1Unstable1164,499
Curry13.99.118.734252,219
De Baca30.9063.5Very Unstable49,528
Dona Ana12.11014.21311,080,411
Eddy25.11931.167284,813
Grant7.8312.7Unstable12144,899
Guadalupe46.615.677.7Unstable922,544
Harding0098.4Unstable03,450
Hidalgo7.6018.1Very Unstable222,689
Lea25.419.93183347,844
Lincoln22.812.333.422100,089
Los Alamos6.10.911.3Unstable690,641
Luna18.51125.926123,460
McKinley46.739.354161369,205
Mora60.324.795.9Unstable1223,532
Otero13.79.717.747328,297
Quay19.75.134.3Unstable842,856
Rio Arriba22.615.729.643198,690
Roosevelt16.27.824.71598,680
Sandoval118.413.575697,728
San Juan30.826.435.2197646,357
San Miguel14.27.720.620141,484
Santa Fe10.37.912.878740,919
Sierra20.56.734.2Unstable1157,108
Socorro23.913.134.82087,411
Taos2516.633.538166,393
Torrance17.67.827.41378,615
Union13.3028.7Very Unstable321,876
Valencia17.513.121.864381,436
New Mexico16.81617.61,76210,504,397
U.S.11.0110.9611.06181,1081,605,251,406

Data Notes

Motor vehicle traffic crash deaths are unintentional deaths from motor vehicle crashes that occurred on a public roadway.   Rates 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.
  • New Mexico 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).


Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Death Rates by Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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Race/EthnicityDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 7
American Indian/Alaska Native4439.748.3414948,552
Asian/Pacific Islander4.31.17.6Unstable7173,586
Black/African American16.711.122.236223,654
Hispanic15.214.116.37585,058,436
White12.311.213.45414,100,169
New Mexico16.81617.61,76210,504,397
United States11.0110.9611.06181,1081,605,251,406

Data Notes

Motor vehicle traffic crash deaths are unintentional deaths from motor vehicle crashes that occurred on a public roadway.   Rates 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.
  • New Mexico 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).


Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Death Rates, by Age Group and Sex, New Mexico 2013-2017

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Sex: Males vs. FemalesAge GroupDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 14
MaleUnder 1 Year3.00.07.2Very Unstable266,309
Male1-143.82.65.038995,638
Male15-2431.327.335.3235751,039
Male25-4431.428.434.44211,340,706
Male45-6428.625.731.53691,290,701
Male65-8421.117.624.5144683,803
Male85+29.016.641.42172,441
FemaleUnder 1 Year1.60.04.7Very Unstable163,462
Female1-143.42.34.633959,012
Female15-2415.312.418.2108704,429
Female25-4414.812.716.91921,297,148
Female45-648.67.010.11181,378,211
Female65-848.16.110.063782,497
Female85+14.37.521.117119,001

Data Notes

Motor vehicle traffic crash deaths are unintentional deaths from motor vehicle crashes that occurred on a public roadway.

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Death Data: Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics (BVRHS), New Mexico Department of Health.
  • New Mexico 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).


Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Death Rates, by 5-Year Groups and Age, New Mexico, 1999-2017

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Age: <1, 1-14, 15-24, 25-44, 45-64, 65-84, 85+YearDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 105
Under 1 Year1999-20036.82.311.2Unstable9133,160
Under 1 Year2000-20046.72.311.1Unstable9134,268
Under 1 Year2001-20055.91.810.0Unstable8135,604
Under 1 Year2002-20067.32.811.8Unstable10136,939
Under 1 Year2003-20076.52.310.8Unstable9138,275
Under 1 Year2004-20086.42.210.7Unstable9139,610
Under 1 Year2005-20095.71.79.6Unstable8140,945
Under 1 Year2006-20105.71.79.6Unstable8141,183
Under 1 Year2007-20114.30.87.7Unstable6140,940
Under 1 Year2008-20124.30.97.7Unstable6139,706
Under 1 Year2009-20132.90.15.7Unstable4137,924
Under 1 Year2010-20142.20.04.7Very Unstable3135,571
Under 1 Year2011-20152.20.04.8Very Unstable3133,782
Under 1 Year2012-20162.30.04.9Very Unstable3131,485
Under 1 Year2013-20172.30.04.9Very Unstable3129,771
1-141999-20035.84.86.91151,974,732
1-142000-20046.15.07.21211,980,931
1-142001-20056.15.17.21221,983,938
1-142002-20066.35.27.41251,986,940
1-142003-20075.84.76.81151,989,946
1-142004-20085.04.06.01001,992,953
1-142005-20094.33.45.2861,995,955
1-142006-20104.13.25.0822,000,399
1-142007-20113.83.04.7772,005,373
1-142008-20123.72.94.6752,008,720
1-142009-20133.72.84.5742,008,394
1-142010-20143.42.64.3692,003,387
1-142011-20153.52.64.3691,992,118
1-142012-20163.52.74.3691,975,093
1-142013-20173.62.84.5711,954,650
15-241999-200336.933.740.24971,345,355
15-242000-200439.235.942.55331,360,202
15-242001-200539.536.242.85421,372,825
15-242002-200640.537.143.85611,385,443
15-242003-200738.835.642.15431,398,059
15-242004-200836.433.239.55131,410,680
15-242005-200933.230.236.24731,423,301
15-242006-201029.726.932.54271,436,687
15-242007-201126.123.528.73781,448,846
15-242008-201223.420.925.93421,459,888
15-242009-201321.719.424.13191,467,977
15-242010-201422.319.924.73281,472,626
15-242011-201521.519.123.83161,471,690
15-242012-201623.220.725.63401,466,409
15-242013-201723.621.126.13431,455,469
25-441999-200325.323.427.36552,586,829
25-442000-200425.723.827.76662,588,955
25-442001-200525.523.527.46592,587,665
25-442002-200625.623.627.56612,586,407
25-442003-200725.523.627.46592,585,159
25-442004-200824.422.526.36302,583,912
25-442005-200922.520.624.35802,582,649
25-442006-201021.719.923.55602,583,167
25-442007-201119.317.621.04992,587,528
25-442008-201219.517.821.25052,594,518
25-442009-201319.117.420.74962,603,137
25-442010-201420.218.522.05292,612,797
25-442011-201520.719.022.55442,622,133
25-442012-201622.320.524.15872,629,912
25-442013-201723.221.425.16132,637,853
45-641999-200318.416.620.33872,099,537
45-642000-200418.917.120.84112,170,570
45-642001-200520.218.322.04522,242,335
45-642002-200620.418.622.34732,314,106
45-642003-200720.218.422.04832,385,885
45-642004-200820.118.321.84932,457,658
45-642005-200918.616.920.34702,529,430
45-642006-201016.114.617.74202,602,371
45-642007-201115.113.616.64022,663,608
45-642008-201215.614.117.14222,705,522
45-642009-201315.413.916.94202,727,709
45-642010-201416.715.118.24552,731,172
45-642011-201517.215.618.74662,715,407
45-642012-201617.916.319.54832,692,828
45-642013-201718.216.619.94872,668,912
65-841999-200321.818.924.7215985,869
65-842000-200421.518.624.42171,009,121
65-842001-200519.817.122.62051,033,082
65-842002-200620.217.523.02141,057,118
65-842003-200720.617.923.32231,081,164
65-842004-200820.918.223.62311,105,212
65-842005-200920.217.622.82281,129,248
65-842006-201019.116.621.72211,154,877
65-842007-201116.814.519.21991,182,443
65-842008-201216.914.619.22061,217,558
65-842009-201316.013.818.22011,258,373
65-842010-201414.112.116.11841,305,389
65-842011-201514.112.216.21921,357,028
65-842012-201615.313.217.32161,412,478
65-842013-201714.112.216.02071,466,300
85+1999-200332.822.842.841125,051
85+2000-200432.522.742.442129,081
85+2001-200533.924.043.845132,912
85+2002-200630.721.440.042136,772
85+2003-200729.220.238.141140,641
85+2004-200824.216.232.235144,509
85+2005-200924.916.933.037148,373
85+2006-201022.915.330.535152,585
85+2007-201122.915.430.436157,191
85+2008-201224.016.531.639162,266
85+2009-201325.618.033.343167,734
85+2010-201423.616.430.841173,693
85+2011-201520.013.526.536179,927
85+2012-201621.514.828.240185,916
85+2013-201719.813.526.238191,442

Data Notes

Motor vehicle traffic crash deaths are unintentional deaths from motor vehicle crashes that occurred on a public roadway.

Data Sources

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


Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Death Rates, 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 Penn21.914.129.731139,434
2-Bernalillo County, Central Tabo7.73.212.112157,420
3-Bernalillo County, East Gateway10.23.417.0Unstable1098,426
4-Bernalillo County, Lomas San Mateo10.44.916.014103,045
5-Bernalillo County, Lomas Girard7.10.713.4Unstable675,436
6-Bernalillo County, Gibson University13.73.723.8Unstable865,552
7-Bernalillo County, Rio Bravo Second12.52.422.5Unstable648,707
8-Bernalillo County, Lomas Broadway18.010.125.921103,091
9-Military Bases1.50.03.5Very Unstable257,532
10-Bernalillo County, Isleta Gun Club16.56.626.4Unstable1169,201
11-Bernalillo County, Arenal Unser12.24.819.6Unstable1185,684
12-Bernalillo County, Chavez OneEighteenth19.510.828.322125,867
13-Bernalillo County, Southwest18.27.928.41363,719
14-Bernalillo County, Arenal Tapia13.76.421.01498,747
15-Bernalillo County, Central Coors17.09.224.719113,985
16-Bernalillo County, So. Ninetyeight15.76.724.616145,185
17-Bernalillo County, No. Ninetyeight10.74.516.813128,966
18-Bernalillo County, Montano Rio Grande3.30.08.4Very Unstable262,250
19-Bernalillo County, Candelaria Second9.93.216.6Unstable987,146
20-Bernalillo County, Comanche Carlysle19.410.028.81788,725
21-Bernalillo County, Indian School Pennsylvania9.54.514.416130,516
22-Bernalillo County, Indian School Juan Tabo9.13.414.9Unstable10100,507
23-Bernalillo County, Montgomery Louisiana15.77.923.518109,741
24-Bernalillo County, Montgomery Moon6.00.611.5Unstable565,145
25-Bernalillo County, Comanche Juan Tabo8.22.114.2Unstable791,294
26-Bernalillo County, Paseo Louisiana8.42.414.4Unstable8101,735
27-Bernalillo County, Paseo Ventura7.82.912.7Unstable12141,441
28-Bernalillo County, East Mountain21.710.632.81796,709
29-Bernalillo County, Del Norte7.32.212.4Unstable897,940
30-Bernalillo County, Montano Coors15.55.725.4Unstable1066,571
31-Bernalillo County, Alameda Coors7.93.012.9Unstable10119,651
32-Bernalillo County, Alameda Edith12.05.218.813102,169
33-Bernalillo County, Academy Tramway4.30.77.8Unstable7141,324
34-Bernalillo County, Irving Unser9.84.215.512141,374
35-Chaves County, Roswell N.W.18.311.425.129160,391
36-Chaves County, Roswell S.E.9.52.816.3Unstable881,675
37-Chaves County, Other18.89.428.11688,343
38-Cibola County28.819.638.039137,215
39-Colfax/Union Counties19.610.428.82087,769
40-Curry County, Clovis West12.04.319.7Unstable1081,289
41-Curry County, Clovis East10.03.716.3Unstable10108,039
42-Dona Ana County, Anthony Berino Chaparral6.51.611.4Unstable7119,457
43-Dona Ana County, Central Las Cruces9.22.515.9Unstable893,169
44-Dona Ana County, Dona Ana Fort Selden11.15.017.313120,723
45-Dona Ana County, Hatch and Surrounding Area16.25.327.1Unstable960,687
46-Dona Ana County, Las Alturas Talavera14.83.925.7Unstable965,017
47-Dona Ana County, Mesilla Picacho Mesilla Park14.74.424.9Unstable960,523
48-Dona Ana County, Northwest Las Cruces10.04.415.513130,278
49-Dona Ana County, Sonoma Butterfield Moongate8.23.513.012143,434
50-Dona Ana County, South Valley18.78.329.11373,830
51-Dona Ana County, Sunland Park6.91.712.1Unstable795,788
52-Dona Ana County, South Las Cruces6.71.012.5Unstable7106,758
53-Eddy County, Carlsbad19.311.726.826149,166
54-Eddy County, Other31.621.741.640132,529
55-Grant County, Silver City2.80.06.7Very Unstable284,011
56-Hidalgo County/Grant County, Other9.42.816.1Unstable985,176
57-Lea County, Hobbs No.26.516.236.826106,084
58-Lea County, Hobbs So.24.912.437.41672,358
59-Lea County, Other24.216.531.839165,214
60-Lincoln County14.86.822.716101,056
61-Los Alamos County6.31.011.7Unstable690,096
62-Luna County15.58.922.123124,128
63-McKinley County, Gallup26.616.736.529124,396
64-McKinley County, NW52.936.469.44182,217
65-McKinley County, SW51.136.465.94899,108
66-McKinley County, Other61.041.181.03864,223
67-San Miguel County, Las Vegas17.07.526.61378,078
68-San Miguel County, Pecos/Villanueva17.84.231.4Unstable743,256
69-Mora/Guadalupe/San Miguel East43.126.060.32667,745
70-Otero County, Alamogordo N.E.16.27.824.61590,734
71-Otero County, Alamogordo S.W.12.95.220.7Unstable1178,832
72-Otero County, Other19.512.126.828141,024
73-Quay/DeBaca/Harding Counties21.49.433.41456,339
74-Rio Arriba, Espanola and Pueblos26.917.836.035140,177
75-Rio Arriba, North25.812.539.21559,412
76-Roosevelt County/Curry County, Other18.511.425.627150,168
77-San Juan County, Farmington North10.23.217.2Unstable983,679
78-San Juan County, Farmington Southeast13.54.922.1Unstable1076,400
79-San Juan County, Farmington West/Kirtland/La Plata27.218.036.534120,206
80-San Juan County, North/Aztec15.18.222.019126,882
81-San Juan County, Northeast/Bloomfield18.78.828.71479,628
82-San Juan County, South52.836.369.44078,672
83-San Juan County, West64.246.681.65383,438
84-Sandoval County, Rio Rancho Blvd, No.5.11.39.0Unstable7150,213
85-Sandoval County, Rio Rancho Blvd, So.11.52.820.2Unstable874,540
86-Sandoval County, Rio Rancho West9.43.415.4Unstable11129,404
87-Sandoval County, Rio Rancho So.4.20.57.9Unstable5118,741
88-Sandoval County, Bernalillo/Placitas14.64.924.3Unstable1075,966
89-Sandoval County, Corrales0.90.02.6Very Unstable143,429
90-Sandoval County Other East23.89.538.1Unstable1148,194
91-Sandoval County Other West41.021.660.41850,430
92-Santa Fe County, East Foothills + Eldorado6.61.112.1Unstable7117,864
93-Santa Fe County, Opera Vicinity9.12.116.2Unstable871,240
94-Santa Fe County, Pueblos Plus13.25.720.81399,725
95-Santa Fe Co., Agua Fria Neighborhood + Downtown8.02.014.0Unstable7119,631
96-Santa Fe County, Agua Fria Village8.21.614.9Unstable669,847
97-Santa Fe, Bellamah/Stamm10.73.617.8Unstable1091,112
98-Santa Fe County, Airport Road11.54.418.7Unstable1090,877
99-Santa Fe County, South20.79.931.61577,409
101-Sierra/Catron Counties23.510.436.51776,051
102-Socorro County28.316.340.32387,846
103-Torrance County21.210.731.71779,065
104-Taos County, Northwest19.85.134.6Unstable847,097
105-Taos County, Downtown and High Road26.716.636.829119,428
106-Valencia County, Los Lunas7.71.513.9Unstable681,129
107-Valencia County, NE11.23.718.8Unstable980,367
108-Valencia County, SE18.410.226.620115,047
109-Valencia County, West and Belen16.68.624.617106,422
New Mexico16.015.216.81,67110,494,122
United States10.910.810.90177,3841,593,446,268

Data Notes

Motor vehicle traffic crash deaths are unintentional deaths from motor vehicle crashes that occurred on a public roadway.   Rates 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.
  • New Mexico 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).


Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Death Rates, 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: 7
Northwest35.832.339.44011,152,575
Northeast15.313.217.42201,474,027
Metro12.911.814.05974,549,236
Southeast20.217.822.62861,466,088
Southwest13.411.715.12571,862,472
U.S.11.011.011.1181,1081,605,251,406

Data Notes

Motor vehicle traffic crash deaths are unintentional deaths from motor vehicle crashes that occurred on a public roadway.   Rates 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.
  • New Mexico 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).


Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Death Rates, 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: 6
Metropolitan Counties12.911.814.05974,549,236
Small Metro Counties16.715.018.34062,467,687
Mixed Urban-Rural22.220.524.06483,013,697
Rural Counties24.119.329.0110473,778
New Mexico16.816.017.61,76210,504,397
U.S.11.011.011.1181,1081,605,251,406

Data Notes

Motor vehicle traffic crash deaths are unintentional deaths from motor vehicle crashes that occurred on a public roadway.   Rates 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.
  • New Mexico 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).


Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Death Rates, by U.S. States, 2017

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StateDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 52
Alabama20.619.321.91,0164,874,747
Alaska11.89.414.785739,795
Arizona13.812.914.79897,016,270
Arkansas18.016.419.55493,004,279
California9.99.610.24,05039,536,653
Colorado11.410.512.36545,607,154
Connecticut7.66.78.52843,588,184
Delaware12.510.314.8123961,939
District of Columbia4.53.16.532693,972
Florida14.413.914.93,14420,984,400
Georgia14.213.514.91,51210,429,379
Hawaii7.05.68.41031,427,538
Idaho14.913.016.72601,716,943
Illinois8.98.49.41,17812,802,023
Indiana13.012.113.88806,666,818
Iowa11.310.112.53713,145,711
Kansas14.913.516.44392,913,123
Kentucky17.616.418.97994,454,189
Louisiana17.015.818.27934,684,333
Maine12.810.814.71771,335,907
Maryland9.18.39.85676,052,177
Massachucetts5.55.06.14026,859,819
Michigan9.79.110.31,0079,962,311
Minnesota7.16.47.84115,576,606
Mississippi25.023.226.87502,984,100
Missouri15.314.316.39546,113,532
Montana16.013.518.51671,050,493
Nebraska12.811.214.52501,920,076
Nevada10.39.211.53262,998,039
New Hampshire6.85.48.21001,342,795
New Jersey6.66.17.16299,005,644
New Mexico18.616.720.53852,088,070
New York5.24.95.51,09819,849,399
North Carolina14.013.314.71,47010,273,419
North Dakota14.111.416.8109755,393
Ohio10.810.111.41,27811,658,609
Oklahoma17.416.018.76923,930,864
Oregon10.99.911.94744,142,776
Pennsylvania9.08.49.51,19412,805,537
Rhode Island9.17.311.01021,059,639
South Carolina20.218.921.41,0295,024,369
South Dakota18.315.421.3159869,666
Tennessee15.014.115.91,0396,715,984
Texas13.312.913.83,76628,304,596
Utah9.58.410.62803,101,833
Vermont10.78.313.772623,657
Virginia9.79.110.48658,470,020
Washington8.37.68.96227,405,743
West Virginia16.914.918.83121,815,857
Wisconsin10.19.310.96135,795,483
Wyoming17.614.221.599579,315
United States11.511.411.738,659325,719,178

Data Notes

Motor vehicle traffic crash deaths are unintentional deaths from motor vehicle crashes that occurred on a public roadway.   Rates have been 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).


Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Death Rates, by State Senate District, New Mexico, 2012-2016

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Senate DistrictDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 43
Senate District 0121.715.527.949225,251
Senate District 0217.612.023.340227,024
Senate District 0351.942.061.8110222,687
Senate District 0443.334.851.9102254,239
Senate District 0521.415.327.550248,069
Senate District 0621.815.428.250248,559
Senate District 0714.59.619.436249,350
Senate District 0828.120.735.562229,583
Senate District 098.84.912.723250,413
Senate District 107.64.011.219257,262
Senate District 1114.18.419.930255,939
Senate District 1217.111.822.344236,001
Senate District 139.85.913.727250,420
Senate District 1416.411.321.542257,167
Senate District 1515.610.620.741238,596
Senate District 1610.56.414.628223,531
Senate District 1717.111.722.442242,275
Senate District 187.13.810.519250,958
Senate District 1920.914.527.246249,730
Senate District 206.83.510.118256,209
Senate District 218.44.512.220239,993
Senate District 2239.731.647.896243,549
Senate District 2311.47.115.728271,034
Senate District 249.75.813.625259,701
Senate District 259.14.713.423255,481
Senate District 2612.37.816.830250,316
Senate District 2718.613.024.245245,557
Senate District 2813.98.819.033241,666
Senate District 2916.911.622.141249,994
Senate District 3022.716.429.052247,546
Senate District 317.13.810.319256,217
Senate District 3219.714.025.349248,930
Senate District 3318.012.623.546247,531
Senate District 3412.68.217.033262,562
Senate District 3514.39.519.239242,814
Senate District 3614.09.218.836251,985
Senate District 379.95.913.926268,415
Senate District 3813.28.118.329232,688
Senate District 3916.411.021.838234,952
Senate District 404.92.27.613264,050
Senate District 4132.024.739.377262,775
Senate District 4221.515.827.356263,740
New Mexico, Overall16.615.817.41,73210,414,759

Data Notes

Motor vehicle traffic crash deaths are unintentional deaths from motor vehicle crashes that occurred on a public roadway.   Rates for state legislative (senate and house) districts use geocoded mortality data for counts and U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey estimates for population counts. The numerator and denominator counts may differ from other NM-IBIS death data views.

Data Sources

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


Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Death Rates, by State House District, New Mexico, 2012-2016

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House DistrictDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 71
House District 0113.27.219.221144,514
House District 0222.414.230.630136,751
House District 0318.710.926.524130,781
House District 0446.434.958.064140,633
House District 0557.044.469.681153,500
House District 0636.727.346.160160,658
House District 0713.26.919.418145,122
House District 0811.35.716.816149,539
House District 0947.033.860.254128,842
House District 1013.47.619.322152,727
House District 1119.712.626.833148,334
House District 1214.68.520.823158,974
House District 1313.76.221.216163,722
House District 1414.27.720.720142,516
House District 155.71.69.8Unstable8148,023
House District 1615.79.522.025155,839
House District 1712.36.917.721144,759
House District 1810.44.716.115137,018
House District 1920.012.028.029141,433
House District 207.02.811.2Unstable11158,317
House District 2114.37.920.721150,850
House District 2219.310.628.023149,230
House District 237.12.711.5Unstable11160,433
House District 2410.24.915.416149,871
House District 2513.17.219.021145,904
House District 2615.88.223.320137,979
House District 279.84.015.513144,012
House District 287.42.911.9Unstable11151,428
House District 298.83.913.613175,376
House District 3012.96.918.820140,516
House District 318.03.212.8Unstable13155,681
House District 3213.67.819.423144,230
House District 339.44.214.615150,556
House District 3410.55.215.716156,098
House District 3514.07.820.122153,743
House District 367.73.112.4Unstable11144,530
House District 379.34.014.514162,381
House District 389.03.914.115141,465
House District 3914.47.820.920144,614
House District 4034.624.244.948140,284
House District 4127.718.736.839150,179
House District 4224.415.833.134146,409
House District 4314.88.121.520138,063
House District 445.01.28.8Unstable7152,131
House District 458.33.712.913151,685
House District 4610.84.916.615148,842
House District 476.82.810.8Unstable14154,526
House District 4811.05.416.615155,444
House District 4925.116.134.133143,102
House District 5022.813.332.226144,291
House District 5115.89.322.325150,232
House District 5212.56.018.916144,425
House District 5312.56.318.818154,075
House District 5417.310.224.324149,609
House District 5531.922.441.445155,063
House District 5617.510.324.725141,338
House District 577.53.011.9Unstable12169,334
House District 5818.010.825.225142,580
House District 5922.414.130.731144,919
House District 606.62.410.7Unstable10148,204
House District 6128.219.137.438149,540
House District 6224.116.331.938162,788
House District 6322.414.430.431139,657
House District 6412.56.818.120163,105
House District 6530.320.540.140142,456
House District 6618.811.825.730149,740
House District 6715.68.922.223140,097
House District 687.83.512.213156,494
House District 6948.035.960.164141,902
House District 7022.814.431.131143,324
New Mexico, Overall16.615.817.41,73210,414,733

Data Notes

Motor vehicle traffic crash deaths are unintentional deaths from motor vehicle crashes that occurred on a public roadway.   Rates for state legislative (senate and house) districts use geocoded mortality data for counts and U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey estimates for population counts. The numerator and denominator counts may differ from other NM-IBIS death data views.

Data Sources

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

More Resources and Links

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Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

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