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Complete Health Indicator Report 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

Data Interpretation Issues

Statistical stability is reported in the data table for counts and rates that are unstable. Stability is based on a statistic called the "Relative Standard Error," or RSE, which is the standard error expressed as a proportion of the point estimate (e.g., 30% of the point estimate).

A dash (-) means that the relative standard error (RSE) is below 0.30 and the count or rate may be considered stable.

"Unstable" is displayed when the RSE is 0.30-0.50. An unstable count or rate may fluctuate widely across time periods due to random variation (chance).

"Very Unstable" is displayed when the RSE is greater than 0.50. A very unstable count or rate should not be used to inform decisions. You may combine years or otherwise increase the population size used in the query to achieve a more stable count or rate.

Problems with statistical instability typically occur when there is a small number of health events in a small population. For more information on statistical stability, visit the NM-IBIS Reliability & Validity page (https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/resource/ReliabilityValidity.html).

Why Is This Important?

From 1999 through 2013, 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 2013, 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: 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 2013 with a range of 58.2/100,000 in 2013 and 66.0/100,000 in 2006. American Indians have the highest unintentional injury death rate.

How Do We Compare With the 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 Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Unintentional Injury Death Rates, New Mexico, 1999-2013 and U.S. 1999-2011

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NM vs. U.S. Year Deaths per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 30
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
New Mexico 2013 58.2 54.8 61.5 1,223 2,095,159
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 39.1
U.S. 2012 39.1
U.S. 2013 39.4

Data Notes

Rates have been age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard 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 County, New Mexico, 2009-2013

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County Rate per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Note Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 35
Bernalillo 55.8 53.2 58.3 1,890 3,342,655
Catron 94.6 37.6 151.6 Unstable 17 18,676
Chaves 62.7 54 71.3 210 329,349
Cibola 77 61.9 92.2 102 136,494
Colfax 62.5 43.1 81.9 45 68,127
Curry 48.5 39.4 57.6 112 245,775
De Baca 55.2 5.8 104.5 Unstable 6 10,019
Dona Ana 44.6 40.4 48.8 447 1,059,495
Eddy 66.6 56.8 76.5 182 272,516
Grant 53.5 41.4 65.6 89 147,284
Guadalupe 65.4 32.8 98 16 23,318
Harding 20.2 0 48.4 Very Unstable 2 3,479
Hidalgo 63.4 31.1 95.6 16 24,148
Lea 57.6 48.9 66.2 174 329,023
Lincoln 56.3 41.4 71.2 67 102,575
Los Alamos 41 27.8 54.1 41 90,286
Luna 49.2 37.1 61.3 70 125,319
McKinley 93.6 82.9 104.3 307 364,351
Mora 110.8 64.8 156.7 24 24,294
Otero 52 44 60 168 322,393
Quay 70.6 45.3 95.9 33 44,766
Rio Arriba 131.1 114.6 147.5 255 201,190
Roosevelt 48.2 33.8 62.7 45 100,818
Sandoval 56.6 50.7 62.5 364 667,569
San Juan 73.3 66.4 80.2 445 642,732
San Miguel 88.6 72.9 104.3 132 146,122
Santa Fe 61.7 55.8 67.6 446 726,944
Sierra 104.2 75.3 133.1 73 59,540
Socorro 68.9 50.9 86.9 59 89,208
Taos 76.7 62.9 90.5 131 165,260
Torrance 87.3 66.2 108.4 71 81,186
Union 61.2 30.2 92.2 16 22,634
Valencia 60.8 52.8 68.9 229 384,090
NM 61 59.4 62.5 6,285 10,371,635
US 39.4 U.S. Data from 2013.

Data Notes

Rates have been age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard 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 Health Region, New Mexico, 2013

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New Mexico Health Region Deaths per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Note Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 7
Northwest 80.9 68.7 93.2 174 228,104
Northeast 75.3 65.2 85.5 227 295,353
Metro 53.6 48.8 58.4 493 906,644
Southeast 51.1 42.7 59.5 147 292,227
Southwest 48.3 41.1 55.6 182 372,831
New Mexico 58.2 54.8 61.5 1,223 2,095,159
US 39.4 U.S. Data from 2013.

Data Notes

Rates have been age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.


Unintentional Injury Death Rates by Urban and Rural Counties, New Mexico, 2013

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Urban Versus Rural Counties Deaths per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Note Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 6
Metropolitan Counties 53.6 48.8 58.4 493 906,644
Small Metro Counties 54.1 47.3 60.8 256 489,417
Mixed Urban-Rural 65 58.4 71.6 387 602,177
Rural Counties 82.8 64.1 101.4 87 96,921
New Mexico 58.2 54.8 61.5 1,223 2,095,159
U.S. 39.4 U.S. Data from 2013.

Data Notes

Rates have been age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.


Unintentional Injury Death Rates by Urban and Rural Counties, New Mexico, 2008-2011

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Small Area Deaths per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Note Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 111
1-Bernalillo County, Central Penn 86.3 68 104.6 89 109,290
2-Bernalillo County, Central Tabo 75 59.1 90.9 88 120,797
3-Bernalillo County, East Gateway 47.2 31.8 62.7 40 76,410
4-Bernalillo County, Lomas San Mateo 65.4 49.3 81.6 74 81,735
5-Bernalillo County, Lomas Girard 47.4 28.9 65.8 28 59,630
6-Bernalillo County, Gibson University 87.5 58.6 116.3 39 51,269
7-Bernalillo County, Rio Bravo Second 66.7 39.4 94.1 24 38,201
8-Bernalillo County, Lomas Broadway 137.8 112.3 163.2 117 81,615
9-Military Bases 5.6 0 13.1 Very Unstable 3 44,240
10-Bernalillo County, Isleta Gun Club 66.4 42.5 90.3 32 54,479
11-Bernalillo County, Arenal Unser 98.7 46.9 150.5 30 63,948
12-Bernalillo County, Chavez OneEighteenth 77 50.4 103.6 50 93,722
13-Bernalillo County, Southwest 58.1 29.1 87.2 21 46,534
14-Bernalillo County, Arenal Tapia 70 50.9 89.2 52 78,004
15-Bernalillo County, Central Coors 71.7 53.2 90.2 59 89,440
16-Bernalillo County, So. Ninetyeight 60.8 41.5 80.1 53 109,835
17-Bernalillo County, No. Ninetyeight 47.1 32 62.1 42 98,959
18-Bernalillo County, Montano Rio Grande 49.2 29.5 68.9 28 49,306
19-Bernalillo County, Candelaria Second 70.3 50.1 90.5 49 68,874
20-Bernalillo County, Comanche Carlysle 78.1 56.9 99.2 54 69,621
21-Bernalillo County, Indian School Pennsylvania 63.9 49.4 78.4 86 103,665
22-Bernalillo County, Indian School Juan Tabo 58.8 41.9 75.6 49 79,520
23-Bernalillo County, Montgomery Louisiana 51.3 36.1 66.4 48 86,402
24-Bernalillo County, Montgomery Moon 47.2 29 65.5 27 51,604
25-Bernalillo County, Comanche Juan Tabo 62.1 44.7 79.5 51 72,247
26-Bernalillo County, Paseo Louisiana 45.1 30.9 59.3 41 79,828
27-Bernalillo County, Paseo Ventura 48.6 35.5 61.6 58 111,051
28-Bernalillo County, East Mountain 39.1 23.3 55 28 76,200
29-Bernalillo County, Del Norte 29.1 15.4 42.8 19 76,746
30-Bernalillo County, Montano Coors 56.2 34.3 78 27 51,605
31-Bernalillo County, Alameda Coors 40.2 24.7 55.7 30 89,362
32-Bernalillo County, Alameda Edith 61.7 44.6 78.8 52 79,757
33-Bernalillo County, Academy Tramway 28.8 20.2 37.5 50 110,302
34-Bernalillo County, Irving Unser 34.2 21.5 46.9 30 106,249
35-Chaves County, Roswell N.E. 59.1 46 72.1 88 127,366
36-Chaves County, Roswell S.W. 82.9 59.7 106 51 64,796
37-Chaves County, Other 68.9 48.1 89.7 44 69,769
38-Cibola County 75.4 58.6 92.1 80 108,677
39-Colfax/Union Counties 63.5 45.2 81.7 51 73,196
40-Curry County, Clovis West 65 44 86 38 62,757
41-Curry County, Clovis East 38.1 25 51.2 33 82,868
42-Dona Ana County, Anthony Berino Chaparral 31 18.8 43.2 27 90,631
43-Dona Ana County, Central Las Cruces 74.3 54.4 94.2 56 73,117
44-Dona Ana County, Dona Ana Fort Selden 30.6 18.6 42.6 26 91,608
45-Dona Ana County, Hatch and Surrounding Area 45.4 26.1 64.8 22 46,514
46-Dona Ana County, Las Alturas Talavera 52.2 31.4 72.9 30 51,331
47-Dona Ana County, Mesilla Picacho Mesilla Park 34.7 17 52.5 15 48,082
48-Dona Ana County, Northwest Las Cruces 49.1 34.4 63.8 44 100,045
49-Dona Ana County, Sonoma Butterfield Moongate 39.2 26.8 51.7 39 107,616
50-Dona Ana County, South Valley 39.6 22.8 56.4 22 59,139
51-Dona Ana County, Sunland Park 25.7 12.7 38.6 16 73,893
52-Dona Ana County, University District 57.7 38 77.4 39 83,075
53-Eddy County, Carlsbad 85.2 68 102.4 101 114,009
54-Eddy County, Other 50.6 36.1 65.1 48 101,299
55-Grant County, Silver City 57.6 38.8 76.4 41 67,824
56-Hidalgo County/Grant County, Other 63.8 43.8 83.8 46 70,383
57-Lea County, Hobbs No. 38.5 24.4 52.6 29 80,102
58-Lea County, Hobbs So. 68.9 44.1 93.8 31 53,822
59-Lea County, Other 51.2 38.2 64.1 61 123,609
60-Lincoln County 50.8 34.4 67.3 44 81,847
61-Los Alamos County 34.7 21.3 48.1 28 72,231
62-Luna County 46 32.9 59 52 100,491
63-McKinley County, Gallup 73.4 55.2 91.6 64 96,759
64-McKinley County, NW 89.8 64.8 114.8 52 64,785
65-McKinley County, SW 69 48.2 89.8 45 77,421
66-McKinley County, Other 133.6 97.9 169.3 57 50,197
67-San Miguel County, Las Vegas 113.4 86.5 140.2 73 64,638
68-San Miguel County, Pecos/Villanueva 58.3 30.6 86 18 35,492
69-Mora/Guadalupe/San Miguel East 71.8 49.2 94.4 41 55,973
70-Otero County, Alamogordo N.E. 26.3 15.2 37.4 23 72,153
71-Otero County, Alamogordo S.W. 52.6 33.6 71.6 31 62,452
72-Otero County, Other 59.4 44.3 74.5 63 108,746
73-Quay/DeBaca/Harding Counties 85.5 57.3 113.8 40 47,362
74-Rio Arriba, Espanola and Pueblos 130 108.4 151.7 142 113,290
75-Rio Arriba, North 104.4 74.7 134.2 50 48,045
76-Roosevelt County/Curry County, Other 40.7 28.5 52.9 44 117,747
77-San Juan County, Farmington North 38.6 23.4 53.8 25 66,315
78-San Juan County, Farmington Southeast 93.8 67.9 119.6 52 60,749
79-San Juan County, Farmington West/Kirtland/La Plata 94.4 74 114.9 85 93,947
80-San Juan County, North/Aztec 46.6 32.8 60.4 45 100,590
81-San Juan County, Northeast/Bloomfield 57.5 37.3 77.7 32 63,021
82-San Juan County, South 61.5 40.6 82.5 35 62,952
83-San Juan County, West 154.2 121.7 186.8 91 66,450
84-Sandoval County, Rio Rancho Blvd, No. 49.5 34.1 64.9 45 111,282
85-Sandoval County, Rio Rancho Blvd, So. 63.9 44 83.7 54 57,045
86-Sandoval County, Rio Rancho West 53.2 33.5 72.9 39 95,140
87-Sandoval County, Rio Rancho So. 57.2 40.1 74.3 44 88,727
88-Sandoval County, Bernalillo/Placitas 74.5 49.9 99.2 39 57,612
89-Sandoval County, Corrales 38.8 14 63.6 Unstable 15 33,210
90-Sandoval County Other East 82.7 50.1 115.4 26 36,063
91-Sandoval County Other West 111.4 76.9 146 42 39,003
92-Santa Fe County, East Foothills + Eldorado 51.9 35.2 68.5 44 91,599
93-Santa Fe County, Opera Vicinity 44.5 24.7 64.2 24 56,163
94-Santa Fe County, Pueblos Plus 57.3 39.3 75.3 41 76,980
95-Santa Fe Co., Agua Fria Neighborhood + Downtown 95.7 76.3 115.2 108 94,577
96-Santa Fe County, Agua Fria Village 73.9 47.4 100.5 34 53,673
97-Santa Fe, Bellamah/Stamm 61.1 43.1 79.2 48 71,546
98-Santa Fe County, Airport Road 53.7 25.2 82.2 25 69,287
99-Santa Fe County, South 84.9 57.3 112.5 41 56,762
100-State Pen 0 0 92 No Variance 0 3,690
101-Sierra/Catron Counties 86.1 60.3 111.9 62 63,187
102-Socorro County 72.3 51.8 92.8 50 71,613
103-Torrance County 85.4 62.4 108.5 56 65,677
104-Taos County, Northwest 93 59.6 126.4 32 37,229
105-Taos County, Downtown and High Road 75.2 56.9 93.5 70 93,968
106-Valencia County, Los Lunas 54.7 35.7 73.7 33 63,567
107-Valencia County, NE 59.3 39.6 78.9 37 64,450
108-Valencia County, SE 68.1 50.3 85.9 59 91,338
109-Valencia County, West and Belen 80.1 60.9 99.4 69 85,092
New Mexico 62.1 60.4 63.9 5,032 8,198,108
United States 39.1 U.S. Data from 2011.

Data Notes

Rates have been age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.


Unintentional Injury Death Rates by Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2009-2013

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Race/Ethnicity Deaths per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Note Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 7
American Indian/Alaska Native 98.5 91.4 105.6 796 910,838
Asian/Pacific Islander 25.8 16.6 35 36 154,187
Black/African American 45.8 36 55.6 88 212,380
Hispanic 59.4 57.1 61.8 2,527 4,807,084
White 55.4 53.3 57.6 2,796 4,287,147
New Mexico 61 59.4 62.5 6,285 10,371,635
United States 39.4 U.S. Data from 2013.

Data Notes

Rates have been age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.


Leading Causes of Unintentional Injury Death, by Cause of Injury, New Mexico 2009-2013

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Causes of Injury Death Percentage of Injury Deaths Lower Limit Upper Limit Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 13
Poisoning 21.4% 20.5% 22.2% 2,214 10,371,635
Motor Vehicle Crash 15.0% 14.3% 15.8% 1,557 10,371,635
Fall 14.0% 13.2% 14.7% 1,449 10,371,635
Suffocation 1.8% 1.5% 2.0% 185 10,371,635
Drowning 1.3% 1.1% 1.6% 138 10,371,635
Natural/Environmental 1.2% 0.9% 1.4% 119 10,371,635
Fire/Burn 0.9% 0.7% 1.0% 90 10,371,635
Other Transport (Air, Space, Water, etc.) 0.8% 0.6% 1.0% 85 10,371,635
Motor Vehicle - Non-Traffic 0.6% 0.5% 0.8% 65 10,371,635
Struck By or Against 0.4% 0.3% 0.5% 42 10,371,635
Machinery 0.2% 0.2% 0.4% 26 10,371,635
Firearm 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 13 10,371,635
Other Unintentional 2.8% 2.5% 3.1% 292 10,371,635

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.

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