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Complete Indicator Profile of Injury: Unintentional Injury Deaths

Definition

Deaths due to all causes of unintentional injury

Numerator

Number of unintentional injury deaths. (ICD-10 codes V01-X59, Y85-Y86)

Denominator

The mid-year estimated population of New Mexico

Why Is This Important?

From 1999 through 2012, unintentional injury was consistently the leading cause of death among people 1 to 44 years of age in New Mexico and the 3rd leading cause of death for all ages. Poisoning was the leading cause of unintentional injury death from 2007 through 2012, followed by motor vehicle traffic-related injury and fall-related injury. About 90% of unintentional poisoning deaths in NM are due to drug overdose.

Healthy People Objective IVP-11:

Reduce unintentional injury deaths
U.S. Target: 36.0 deaths per 100,000 population

How Are We Doing?

The unintentional injury death rate in NM has fluctuated from 2003 through 2012 with a range of 59.3/100,000 in 2010 and 66.0/100,000 in 2006. American Indians have the highest unintentional injury death rate.

How Do We Compare With U.S.?

The average unintentional injury death rate in NM from 2007 through 2010 was 1.3 times higher than the average U.S. rate during this time period.

What Is Being Done?

The poisoning, motor vehicle traffic and falls indicator reports contain information on what New Mexico is doing to prevent the three leading causes of unintentional injury death.



Related Indicators

Related Health Status Outcomes Indicator Profiles:




Graphical Data Views

Unintentional Injury Death Rates, New Mexico 1999-2012 and U.S. 1999-2011

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NM vs. U.S. Year Deaths per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Note Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 27
New Mexico 1999 51.4 48.1 54.8 891 1,798,161
New Mexico 2000 53.4 50 56.8 947 1,828,596
New Mexico 2001 53.6 50.2 57 958 1,851,525
New Mexico 2002 57.2 53.7 60.7 1,042 1,874,593
New Mexico 2003 61 57.4 64.6 1,127 1,897,658
New Mexico 2004 60.6 57.1 64.2 1,138 1,920,756
New Mexico 2005 62.5 59 66.1 1,192 1,943,827
New Mexico 2006 66 62.3 69.6 1,267 1,966,890
New Mexico 2007 65.1 61.5 68.7 1,277 1,989,996
New Mexico 2008 65.7 62.1 69.3 1,298 2,013,064
New Mexico 2009 61.1 57.6 64.5 1,227 2,036,124
New Mexico 2010 59.3 55.9 62.7 1,208 2,065,195
New Mexico 2011 62.5 59 66 1,296 2,083,725
New Mexico 2012 63.9 60.4 67.4 1,331 2,091,432
U.S. 1999 35.3
U.S. 2000 34.9
U.S. 2001 35.7
U.S. 2002 37.1
U.S. 2003 37.6
U.S. 2004 38.1
U.S. 2005 39.5
U.S. 2006 40.2
U.S. 2007 40.4
U.S. 2008 39.2
U.S. 2009 37.5
U.S. 2010 38
U.S. 2011 39.4 U.S. value is preliminary 2011. 122,777

Data Notes

Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US Standard Population. U.S. 2011 value is preliminary.

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.



Unintentional Injury Death Rates by County, New Mexico 2008-2012

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County Rate per 100,000 population Lower Limit Upper Limit Note Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 36
Bernalillo 59 56.37 61.63 1,973 3,307,492
Catron 86.3 31.13 141.49 14 18,640
Chaves 65.2 56.41 73.9 222 328,051
Cibola 79.7 64.35 95.1 106 136,030
Colfax 64.6 45.64 83.47 50 68,626
Curry 46.9 37.97 55.83 108 242,975
De Baca 67.5 12.54 122.38 7 10,111
Dona Ana 44 39.75 48.2 431 1,046,614
Eddy 68.9 58.7 79 184 270,123
Grant 58.8 45.87 71.69 94 147,802
Guadalupe 57.6 26.87 88.26 14 23,404
Harding 20.6 0 49.18 2 3,505
Hidalgo 62.4 29.75 95.05 15 24,602
Lea 55.8 47.27 64.34 168 323,855
Lincoln 50.9 36.36 65.44 57 102,425
Los Alamos 36.1 23.55 48.55 35 90,418
Luna 45.5 33.73 57.28 63 125,629
McKinley 92.6 81.94 103.31 301 362,588
Mora 102.2 59.47 144.84 24 24,394
Otero 49.7 41.8 57.55 159 320,381
Quay 90.3 61.33 119.31 41 45,284
Rio Arriba 133.6 116.97 150.21 257 201,592
Roosevelt 47.8 33.33 62.3 44 100,131
Sandoval 58.5 52.4 64.56 365 654,063
San Juan 77.1 69.99 84.24 464 642,828
San Miguel 90.8 74.84 106.67 133 146,951
Santa Fe 63.8 57.84 69.82 460 720,835
Sierra 90 63.34 116.73 64 60,201
Socorro 71 52.76 89.27 61 89,377
Taos 80 65.64 94.3 131 164,319
Torrance 81.2 61.06 101.37 67 81,864
Union 46 19.08 72.88 12 22,623
Valencia 62.5 54.27 70.72 231 381,807
Missing/unknown ** 3
NM 62.5 60.9 64.01 6,360 10,289,540
US 39.4 U.S. value is preliminary 2011.

Quartile Map of Unintentional Injury Deaths by County, New Mexico, 2008-2012

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A "Quartile" map assigns areas to four groups. Each group includes the SAME NUMBER of areas. Group membership and map color are based on the rank order of area rates, from the lowest rate to the highest. The bottom 25% (bottom quartile) of areas has the lowest rates, the next 25% has the second lowest rates, the next 25% has the second highest rates and the top 25% of areas has the highest rates. Areas with the darkest color have the highest rates. Percentile maps such as this assign areas to different groups regardless of how close the rates actually are. In other words, just because two areas are in different groups doesn't necessarily mean that their rates are significantly different. For small area background information and reference maps, please visit: http://ibis.health.state.nm.us/resources/SmallAreaMethods.html

Data Notes

Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 Standard US 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.



Unintentional Injury Death Rates by Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico 2008-2012

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Race Deaths per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Note Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 7
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.9 93.7 108.2 809 906,013
Asian/Pacific Islander 26.5 16.7 36.3 34 151,115
Black/African American 45.4 35.6 55.1 87 209,489
Hispanic 60.7 58.2 63.1 2,548 4,755,227
White 56.5 54.3 58.7 2,832 4,267,697
New Mexico 62.4 60.9 64 6,360 10,289,540
United States 39.4 U.S. value is preliminary 2011. 122,777

Data Notes

Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 Standard US 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.



Leading Causes of Unintentional Injury Death, by Cause of Injury, New Mexico 2008-2012

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Causes of Injury Death Percentage of Injury Deaths
Record Count: 10
Poisoning 35.4%
Motor Vehicle Crash 25.1%
Fall 23.8%
Suffocation 2.8%
Drowning 2.3%
Natural/Environmental 1.8%
Fire/Burn 1.4%
Other Land Transport 1.3%
Other 6.2%

Data Source

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


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.

Page Content Updated On 10/10/2013, Published on 10/10/2013
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Content updated: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:08:10 MDT