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Complete Health Indicator Report of Injury - Traumatic Brain Injury Emergency Department Visits

Definition

The number of emergency department visits for traumatic brain injury per 10,000 population

Numerator

The number of New Mexico residents who visited a non-federal emergency department with a primary diagnosis of traumatic brain injury during the period.

Denominator

The mid-year estimated population

Data Interpretation Issues

New Mexico ED Visit data are collected by and for the Environmental Health Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division, New Mexico Department of Health from individual non-federal licensed facilities in the state as reportable conditions in accord with written requests by EHEB and is not part of the E-Reporting efforts. 7.4.3.10 EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT REPORTING: A. Reporting requirements: Hospitals shall report all emergency department visits electronically to the department of health in such a format, with such data elements and in accordance with such standards of quality, timeliness and completeness as established by the department of health. B. Confidentiality: All emergency department visit reports are confidential. Disclosure to any person of report information, except for disclosure of a notifiable condition for the purpose of prevention or control of diseases and other health conditions, is prohibited unless disclosure is required by law. [7.4.3.10 NMAC - Rp, 7.4.3.10 NMAC and 7.4.3.11 NMAC, 04/30/2009]

Why Is This Important?

In 2013, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), which can lead to death or permanent disability, contributed to 2.8 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths nationwide. Furthermore, rates of TBI-related emergency department visits in the United States increased by 47% between 2007-2013. The leading causes of TBI are falls, followed by being struck by or against an object, and then motor vehicle crashes. Everyone is at risk for a TBI, especially children and older adults.

Healthy People Objective: IVP-2.3, Reduce emergency department visits for nonfatal traumatic brain injuries

U.S. Target: 366.5 emergency department visits per 100,000 population


Graphical Data Views

Traumatic Brain Injury Emergency Department Visits by County, New Mexico, 2016

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confidence limits

New Mexico emergency department visit counts do not include New Mexico residents who were transported to hospitals outside New Mexico. For instance, New Mexico residents injured in Dona Ana County may be transferred to a trauma center in El Paso.
CountyEmergency Department Visits per 10,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 34
Bernalillo23.622.424.81,591682,011
Catron22.22.142.363,654
Chaves8.15.810.35166,221
Cibola31.224.438.18227,764
Colfax31.420.642.23812,781
Curry31.326.236.315450,649
De Baca18.50.038.141,863
Dona Ana0.60.30.914217,288
Eddy3.11.64.61757,567
Grant80.669.092.120229,005
Guadalupe37.318.056.6154,481
Harding0.00.050.20675
Hidalgo30.612.648.6134,467
Lea6.64.78.44869,801
Lincoln26.818.135.44219,966
Los Alamos23.716.930.64918,367
Luna2.50.54.4624,856
McKinley22.819.426.317173,575
Mora23.79.138.3124,640
Otero21.517.825.213565,658
Quay30.317.343.2228,495
Rio Arriba47.139.954.317340,022
Roosevelt54.844.365.411119,708
Sandoval27.524.730.4371141,831
San Juan54.350.058.5640122,122
San Miguel13.89.218.33828,175
Santa Fe37.634.341.0534149,227
Sierra32.019.844.04011,370
Socorro25.717.933.54517,397
Taos55.946.964.916633,477
Torrance25.016.733.43615,693
Union**Not reportable.4,353
Valencia19.115.922.214576,427
New Mexico24.223.524.94,9742,103,586

Data Notes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as "a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury." The data include 2016 record level information of all New Mexico resident traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients who have visited a non-federal emergency department. The data were compiled using the following ICD10 codes: S020XXA S020XXB S0210XA S02113A S02118A S02118B S02119A S0219XA S0219XB S028XXA S0291XB S060X0A S060X1A S060X9A S061X9A, S060X9A S061X9A S062X0A S062X9A S06300A S064X0A S064X1A S064X9A S065X0A S065X9A S066X0A S066X7A S066X9A, S069X9A T744XXA S0402 S0403 S0404 S071

Data Sources

  • Emergency Department (ED) dataset, Health Systems Epidemiology Program, New Mexico Department of Health.
  • Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.


Traumatic Brain Injury Emergency Department Visits by Age Group and Sex, New Mexico, 2016

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Sex: Males vs. FemalesAge GroupEmergency Department Visits per 10,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 12
Male0 to 1430.227.932.6631208,860
Male15 to 4431.930.233.61,336419,297
Male45 to 6419.818.121.5508256,552
Male65 and over22.820.425.1360158,121
Female0 to 1416.514.818.3333201,297
Female15 to 4425.423.826.91,009397,682
Female45 to 6414.913.516.4408273,726
Female65 and over20.718.622.7389188,051
All0 to 1423.522.025.0964410,157
All15 to 4428.727.529.92,345816,979
All45 to 6417.316.218.4916530,278
All65 and over21.620.123.2749346,172

Data Notes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as "a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury." The data include 2016 record level information of all New Mexico resident traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients who have visited a non-federal emergency department. The data were compiled using the following ICD10 codes: S020XXA S020XXB S0210XA S02113A S02118A S02118B S02119A S0219XA S0219XB S028XXA S0291XB S060X0A S060X1A S060X9A S061X9A, S060X9A S061X9A S062X0A S062X9A S06300A S064X0A S064X1A S064X9A S065X0A S065X9A S066X0A S066X7A S066X9A, S069X9A T744XXA S0402 S0403 S0404 S071

Data Sources

  • Emergency Department (ED) dataset, Health Systems Epidemiology Program, New Mexico Department of Health.
  • Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.

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.

Page Content Updated On 05/11/2018, Published on 01/10/2019
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Content updated: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:08:24 MST