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Complete Health Indicator Report of Suicide Death

Definition

The suicide death rate is defined as the number of deaths attributed to suicide per 100,000 population.

Numerator

The total number of suicide deaths per year.

Denominator

The estimated mid-year population.

Data Interpretation Issues

Suicide deaths may be subject to local misclassification of the underlying cause of death. Suicide deaths include only NM resident deaths. Deaths for persons of unknown age are not included in age-adjusted rates.

Why Is This Important?

Suicidal behaviors are a serious public health problem and a major cause of morbidity and mortality in New Mexico. In 2017, suicide was the ninth leading cause of death in NM, the second leading cause of death by age group for persons 5-34 years of age and the fourth leading cause of death by age group for persons 35-44 years of age. Suicide accounted for 15,048 Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL), fourth after unintentional injuries, cancer, and heart disease deaths. The YPLL is a measure of premature mortality in a population that describes the impact of injury-related deaths on a society compared to other causes of death. Suicide deaths have been increasing in both New Mexico and the United States, with suicide death rates in NM at least 50% higher than U.S. rates over the past 20 years. Mental disorders, particularly clinical depression, increase the risk for both attempted suicide and suicide. Other risk factors associated with suicide include a previous suicide attempt, alcohol and substance abuse, a family history of suicide, a history of child maltreatment, feelings of hopelessness, isolation, barriers to mental health treatment, loss (of relationships, social connections, work, finances), physical illness, and easy access to lethal methods, such as firearms.

Healthy People Objective: MHMD-1, Reduce the suicide rate

U.S. Target: 10.2 suicides per 100,000

Other Objectives

Substance Abuse Epidemiology Report Indicator Mental Health Report Indicator New Mexico Community Health Status Indicator (CHSI)

How Are We Doing?

The suicide rate in NM has consistently been at least 50% higher than the U.S. rate. Suicide rates in NM and the U.S. have increased over the period 1999-2017. In 2016, the age-adjusted suicide rate in NM was 64% higher than the U.S. age-adjusted rate.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

In 2016, NM had the fourth highest age-adjusted suicide rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

What Is Being Done?

The New Mexico Department of Health collects, analyzes, and disseminates suicide death data in order to identify populations with disproportionately high rates of suicide. These data can be used in conjunction with community partners to develop and implement prevention and intervention efforts to reduce suicide deaths. The NMDOH Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics collects information on all NM deaths and produces annual suicide statistics. The NM Violent Death Reporting System was implemented in 2005 to add to the understanding of how and why violent deaths occur. This active surveillance system collects comprehensive information about all violent deaths, including suicide, by linking data from death certificates, medical examiner records, and law enforcement reports into one complete record. In addition, the NM Child Fatality Review Program Suicide Panel completes an in-depth case review of suicides among children through age 17 years and makes recommendations about how to prevent future deaths.

Evidence-based Practices

For reviews of evidence-based practices, please see: -Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/suicideTechnicalPackage.pdf -U.S. Preventive Services Task Force https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/ -U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) https://www.thecommunityguide.org/ -Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices: http://www.samhsa.gov/nrepp

Available Services

If you or someone you know is in a life-threatening position, please call 911. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please call one of the following hotlines to talk to someone: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call (English): 1-800-273-8255 Call (Spanish): 1 -888-628-9454 para obtener asistencia en espaol Speech and Hearing Impaired: 1-800-799-4889 (TTY) On-line chat: https://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org Text: Text HOME to 741 741 Agora Crisis Center: Call: 505-277-3013 or 1-855-505-4505 On-line chat: www.agoracares.org/ New Mexico Crisis and Access Line: Call: 1-855-662-7474 Warm Line call or text: 1-855-466-7100 Veteran Crisis Line: Call: 1-800-273-8255, Option 1 Deaf or hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889 Chat: Crisis Chat https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/chat Text: 838255 Veteran Caregiver Support Line: Call: 1-855-260-3274 Other Crisis Service Lines: Youth America Hotline: Peer Counseling Hotline: 1-877-968-8454 (YOUTHLINE) Veterans Peer Support Line: 1-877-Vet2Vet (1-800-877-838-2838) Graduate Student Hotline: 1-800-GRADHLP (1-800-472-3457) (may roll-over to other crisis line service) Postpartum Depression Hotline: 1-800-773-6667 (1-800-PPD-MOMS) (call may roll over to other crisis line service) For sites where you can locate a list of potential behavioral health services, please contact: New Mexico Association of School-based Health Centers: http://www.nmasbhc.org/SBHC_Locator.html PullTogether.org: https://pulltogether.org 1-800-691-9067 or e-mail info@pulltogether.org New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department Behavioral Health Services: https://cyfd.org/behavioral-health or 1-505-827-8008 Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ 1 800-662-4357 (HELP) or 1-800-487-4889 (TTY) The SKY Center: http://nmsip.org/services/sky-center/ 1-505-473-6191. Spanish speaking also Mental & Behavioral Health Service Providers in Bernalillo County: http://ccpi.unm.edu/visualizations/mental-behavioral-health-service-providers SHARE New Mexico Resource Directory: https://sharenm.org United Way of Central New Mexico: http://www.navigateresources.net/uwcnm/Subcategory.aspx?;;0;;N;0;81916;Health/Medical%20Mental%20Health Resources for veterans and their families: https://www.treatmentworksforvets.org State of New Mexico Behavioral Health Services Network of Care: http://newmexico.networkofcare.org/mh/index.aspx and http://newmexico.networkofcare.org/mh/content.aspx?id=11893 If you would like to be involved in community suicide prevention or are interested in trainings for suicide awareness and prevention, please contact one of the following groups: The Sky Center New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project http://nmsip.org/: 505-473-6191 Southern New Mexico Suicide Prevention and Suicide Support Coalition: http://endsuicide.net/ New Mexico Suicide Prevention Coalition: Contact New Mexico Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator jacalyn.dougherty@state.nm.us

Health Program Information

NM Department of Health, Office of School and Adolescent Health Youth Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator: ?, 505-222-8683 NM Department of Health, Office of Injury Prevention Suicide Prevention Coordinator: Jacalyn Dougherty, 505-827-2488.


Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:


Related Health Care System Factors Indicators:


Risk Factors

Mental and substance use disorders, especially alcohol use disorders, are associated with suicide. Approximately 23% of suicide deaths are directly attributable to alcohol consumption.

Related Risk Factors Indicators:


Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Suicide Deaths by Year, New Mexico and the United States, 1995-2017

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Since 1995, NM suicide rates have been consistently 1.5 times higher than national rates. From 2006-2016, suicide deaths increased in NM by about 25% compared to a 23% increase in the U.S.
NM vs. U.S.YearDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 46
New Mexico199518.216.120.22981,720,394
New Mexico199618.916.821.03181,752,326
New Mexico199717.615.619.63021,774,839
New Mexico199817.115.119.02981,793,484
New Mexico199918.016.019.93151,798,161
New Mexico200018.116.120.03251,828,596
New Mexico200120.418.322.53681,851,525
New Mexico200219.017.020.93481,874,593
New Mexico200318.416.420.43431,897,658
New Mexico200418.916.920.83591,920,756
New Mexico200517.815.819.63411,943,827
New Mexico200617.715.819.63471,966,890
New Mexico200720.318.322.44001,989,996
New Mexico200820.318.322.34062,013,064
New Mexico200918.116.219.93722,036,124
New Mexico201019.917.921.94102,065,194
New Mexico201120.318.322.34192,081,550
New Mexico201221.018.923.04352,092,246
New Mexico201320.018.022.04272,096,134
New Mexico201421.019.023.04502,099,510
New Mexico201523.421.325.64982,102,646
New Mexico201622.220.124.24692,103,586
New Mexico201723.221.025.24912,102,521
United States199511.811.711.931,284266,386,596
United States199611.511.411.730,903269,540,779
United States199711.211.111.430,535272,776,678
United States199811.111.011.230,575276,032,848
United States199910.510.410.629,199279,040,168
United States200010.410.310.629,350281,421,906
United States200110.710.610.830,622284,968,955
United States200211.010.811.131,655287,625,193
United States200310.810.710.931,484290,107,933
United States200411.010.911.132,439292,805,298
United States200510.910.811.032,637295,516,599
United States200611.010.911.133,300298,379,912
United States200711.311.211.434,598301,231,207
United States200811.611.511.736,035304,093,966
United States200911.811.611.936,909306,771,529
United States201012.112.012.238,364308,745,538
United States201112.312.212.539,518311,591,917
United States201212.612.512.740,600313,914,040
United States201312.612.512.741,149316,128,839
United States201413.012.813.142,773318,857,056
United States201513.313.213.444,193321,418,820
United States201613.513.313.644,965323,127,513
United States201714.013.914.147,173325,719,178

Data Notes

Suicide deaths for 1995-1998 were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 9 (ICD-9) codes; and suicide deaths for 1999 and later were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) codes.   All rates are per 100,000, 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.
  • 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).


Suicide Deaths by County, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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From 2013-2017, 20 NM counties had age-adjusted suicide rates that were significantly higher than the 2016 U.S. rate. NM counties with the highest suicide rates included Catron, Hidalgo, Grant and Sierra Counties in the Southwest; Quay County in the Southeast; and Taos, San Miguel and Torrance Counties in the Northeast.
CountyDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 35
Bernalillo20.819.222.37253,391,457
Catron56.28104.4#718,196
Chaves20.415.325.466330,058
Cibola20.312.627.929137,013
Colfax22.810.335.31564,499
Curry18.212.723.744252,219
De Baca17.6043.3##29,528
Dona Ana1613.518.51701,080,411
Eddy26.820.433.270284,813
Grant32.422.242.645144,899
Guadalupe9.1022.6##222,544
Harding0098.4#03,450
Hidalgo64.826103.5#1222,689
Lea17.71322.358347,844
Lincoln26.5163731100,089
Los Alamos156.623.51390,641
Luna22.714.43132123,460
McKinley24.819.530.187369,205
Mora29.74.255.2#623,532
Otero25.720.131.388328,297
Quay33.215.4511542,856
Rio Arriba26.919.334.651198,690
Roosevelt17.89.226.41898,680
Sandoval18.715.422129697,728
San Juan24.520.628.3158646,357
San Miguel31.221.341.143141,484
Santa Fe23.72027.3186740,919
Sierra36.11953.32557,108
Socorro28.61740.22687,411
Taos3625.94656166,393
Torrance30.117.742.62578,615
Union273.250.8#521,876
Valencia24.719.529.893381,436
New Mexico21.92122.82,33510,504,397
U.S.13.513.313.644,965323,127,513

Data Notes

Suicide deaths for 1995-1998 were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 9 (ICD-9) codes; and suicide deaths for 1999 and later were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) codes.   All rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population. (#) Values are unstable. (##) Values are very unstable.

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).


Suicide Deaths by Year and Sex, New Mexico, 1999-2017

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Over the past decade, from 2008-2017, age-adjusted suicide death rates increased by 14%. For males, the age-adjusted suicide death rate increased by 18% while, for females, it decreased by 2%. At the beginning of this 10-year period, male suicide death rates were three times that of females; at the end of the period, male rates were more than 3 1/2 times greater.
Sex: Males vs. FemalesYearDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 38
Male199930.626.934.4260887,576
Male200029.926.233.5261902,832
Male200133.129.236.9288914,243
Male200231.928.135.6283925,708
Male200331.928.235.6287937,162
Male200431.527.935.2293948,644
Male200529.325.832.8274960,104
Male200629.826.233.3282971,566
Male200734.130.337.8326983,045
Male200830.927.434.4303994,506
Male200928.525.231.92881,005,966
Male201030.827.334.33081,020,594
Male201131.227.734.83141,028,562
Male201232.929.336.53381,034,871
Male201330.527.134.03191,037,304
Male201433.429.837.03511,039,408
Male201535.832.139.53741,040,867
Male201635.131.438.83631,041,711
Male201736.632.940.43821,041,347
Female19996.24.57.855910,585
Female20007.05.38.764925,764
Female20018.76.810.680937,282
Female20027.05.38.765948,885
Female20036.04.47.556960,497
Female20046.85.28.566972,112
Female20057.05.38.767983,724
Female20066.54.98.165995,324
Female20077.45.79.2741,006,951
Female200810.28.212.21031,018,559
Female20098.16.39.8841,030,157
Female20109.57.611.41021,044,600
Female20119.98.011.91051,052,988
Female20129.57.511.4971,057,375
Female20139.87.911.71081,058,830
Female20149.27.311.0991,060,102
Female201511.69.513.71241,061,779
Female20169.67.711.51061,061,875
Female201710.08.112.01091,061,174

Data Notes

Suicide deaths for 1995-1998 were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 9 (ICD-9) codes; and suicide deaths for 1999 and later were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) codes.   All rates are per 100,000, 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.
  • New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.


Suicide Deaths by Year and Age Group, New Mexico, 1999-2017

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From 1999-2017, suicide deaths increased in all age groups. The largest increase in suicide deaths was among youth 10-24 years (50%), followed by those 65 years and older (30%). In 2017, the highest suicide death rate was among persons aged 65 years and older (29.6 deaths/100,000 population). 2017 rates reflect a statistically-significant increase in deaths among youth aged 10-24 years.
Age Groups 10-24, 25-44, 45-64, 65+YearDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 76
Age 10-24199915.511.619.363407,485
Age 10-24200015.912.119.866414,772
Age 10-24200111.07.814.246416,688
Age 10-24200213.49.916.956418,609
Age 10-24200313.39.816.856420,518
Age 10-24200419.615.423.983422,433
Age 10-24200516.512.620.470424,347
Age 10-24200616.212.420.069426,262
Age 10-24200715.411.719.166428,181
Age 10-24200817.213.321.174430,096
Age 10-24200916.913.020.873432,009
Age 10-24201014.310.717.862435,037
Age 10-24201114.410.818.063437,193
Age 10-24201214.611.018.264438,757
Age 10-24201314.210.617.762437,934
Age 10-24201415.812.119.669436,258
Age 10-24201518.514.422.580433,239
Age 10-24201613.710.217.259429,500
Age 10-24201723.318.727.999425,402
Age 25-44199923.919.728.1123515,163
Age 25-44200024.119.928.3125518,322
Age 25-44200129.324.734.0152518,036
Age 25-44200226.321.830.7136517,782
Age 25-44200325.721.330.1133517,527
Age 25-44200424.920.629.2129517,289
Age 25-44200519.715.923.6102517,031
Age 25-44200621.717.725.7112516,778
Age 25-44200726.321.930.8136516,534
Age 25-44200824.420.128.7126516,280
Age 25-44200922.518.426.6116516,026
Age 25-44201028.624.033.2148517,549
Age 25-44201129.424.734.0153521,139
Age 25-44201227.322.831.8143523,523
Age 25-44201326.321.930.7138524,900
Age 25-44201426.121.730.4137525,685
Age 25-44201530.225.534.9159526,886
Age 25-44201631.626.836.4167528,918
Age 25-44201728.423.932.9151531,465
Age 45-64199920.716.225.281391,790
Age 45-64200019.014.823.277405,412
Age 45-64200125.220.430.1106419,757
Age 45-64200226.521.631.3115434,111
Age 45-64200322.117.726.499448,467
Age 45-64200421.016.825.197462,823
Age 45-64200524.520.129.0117477,177
Age 45-64200623.619.327.9116491,528
Age 45-64200728.123.432.7142505,889
Age 45-64200827.723.232.2144520,241
Age 45-64200925.120.829.3134534,595
Age 45-64201025.321.129.5139550,118
Age 45-64201125.020.829.1138552,766
Age 45-64201229.224.733.7160547,803
Age 45-64201327.823.432.3151542,429
Age 45-64201427.122.731.5146538,057
Age 45-64201530.926.235.6165534,353
Age 45-64201628.323.832.8150530,186
Age 45-64201726.021.630.3136523,887
Age 65+199922.716.329.148211,497
Age 65+200025.418.732.155216,574
Age 65+200128.421.435.463222,042
Age 65+200218.012.523.541227,614
Age 65+200323.217.029.354233,193
Age 65+200420.514.826.349238,780
Age 65+200521.315.527.152244,365
Age 65+200620.014.525.650249,939
Age 65+200721.916.227.656255,529
Age 65+200823.417.529.261261,108
Age 65+200918.413.223.549266,681
Age 65+201022.216.727.861274,205
Age 65+201122.717.128.264282,111
Age 65+201223.017.528.568295,719
Age 65+201324.418.929.975307,390
Age 65+201430.724.636.798319,657
Age 65+201528.022.333.793332,077
Age 65+201627.121.632.693343,551
Age 65+201729.623.935.2105355,067

Data Notes

Suicide deaths for 1995-1998 were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 9 (ICD-9) codes; and suicide deaths for 1999 and later were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) codes.

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/.


Suicide Deaths by 3 Year Moving Time Periods and Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 1999-2017

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Over the past decade, age-adjusted suicide death rates increased among all racial/ethnic groups except for American Indian/Alaska Native and Black/African American. Suicide death rates among Whites increased by 32% from 2006-2008 to 2015-2017, a statistically significant change. During this period, suicide rates among Whites were on average 71% higher than Hispanics and surpassed suicide deaths among American Indians.
Race/Ethnicity, DOHYearDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 50
American Indian/Alaska Native2006-200823.819.628.0127530,988
American Indian/Alaska Native2007-200925.521.229.8138535,358
American Indian/Alaska Native2008-201022.218.226.2125539,892
American Indian/Alaska Native2009-201120.616.824.4116545,888
American Indian/Alaska Native2010-201224.019.828.2132551,725
American Indian/Alaska Native2011-201322.418.326.4122557,556
American Indian/Alaska Native2012-201420.616.724.4114562,221
American Indian/Alaska Native2013-201518.715.122.4106567,104
American Indian/Alaska Native2014-201620.516.724.3117570,080
American Indian/Alaska Native2015-201722.118.226.0128572,063
Asian/Pacific Islander2006-20087.21.412.9#683,248
Asian/Pacific Islander2007-20097.11.412.8#686,082
Asian/Pacific Islander2008-20108.32.514.1#889,114
Asian/Pacific Islander2009-201110.94.417.4#1192,190
Asian/Pacific Islander2010-201214.16.921.31595,298
Asian/Pacific Islander2011-201313.56.420.61498,008
Asian/Pacific Islander2012-201410.74.217.2#11100,261
Asian/Pacific Islander2013-201510.24.016.3#11102,305
Asian/Pacific Islander2014-20169.83.915.8#11104,138
Asian/Pacific Islander2015-20178.53.213.8#10106,080
Black2006-200812.96.419.416119,505
Black2007-200911.95.718.015121,706
Black2008-201010.14.515.813124,251
Black2009-20118.93.214.6#10126,525
Black2010-20128.43.113.8#10128,390
Black2011-201311.35.217.414129,739
Black2012-201412.46.418.517131,173
Black2013-201512.46.418.517132,754
Black2014-201613.16.719.517134,200
Black2015-201711.65.617.715135,655
Hispanic2006-200814.112.615.63652,703,415
Hispanic2007-200914.813.216.23852,760,276
Hispanic2008-201013.912.415.33702,817,512
Hispanic2009-201113.712.315.13732,870,620
Hispanic2010-201213.912.515.33852,916,992
Hispanic2011-201314.312.915.84072,953,712
Hispanic2012-201415.113.716.64342,984,466
Hispanic2013-201515.514.016.94513,012,217
Hispanic2014-201616.414.917.94773,037,870
Hispanic2015-201716.815.318.44983,059,504
White2006-200822.820.924.66332,532,793
White2007-200922.720.824.56292,535,761
White2008-201023.922.025.86652,543,613
White2009-201124.622.626.56842,547,645
White2010-201225.823.727.87132,546,584
White2011-201325.723.727.87142,530,914
White2012-201425.823.727.87202,509,769
White2013-201528.025.930.27742,483,909
White2014-201628.926.631.17832,459,454
White2015-201730.127.832.48012,435,451

Data Notes

Suicide deaths for 1995-1998 were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 9 (ICD-9) codes; and suicide deaths for 1999 and later were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) codes.   All rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population. (#) Values are unstable.

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/.


Suicide Deaths by Year and Mechanism of Injury, New Mexico, 1999-2017

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Suicides due to firearm injuries accounted for the majority of suicide deaths over all years, followed by suffocation and poisoning. From 2008-2017, age-adjusted firearm suicide death rates increased by 29%, and suffocation suicide death rates increased by 36%; poisoning suicide death rates over the same time period decreased by 55%. In 2017, the firearm suicide rate was 63% higher than the suffocation suicide rate.
Injury MechanismYearDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 75
Poisoning19993.22.44.1561,798,161
Poisoning20003.82.94.7681,828,596
Poisoning20013.82.94.7701,851,525
Poisoning20023.52.64.3631,874,593
Poisoning20032.61.93.4481,897,658
Poisoning20043.02.23.8571,920,756
Poisoning20053.32.44.1611,943,827
Poisoning20063.12.43.9631,966,890
Poisoning20074.23.35.1841,989,996
Poisoning20084.83.85.8932,013,064
Poisoning20093.22.44.0662,036,124
Poisoning20104.73.85.7992,065,194
Poisoning20113.62.74.4752,081,550
Poisoning20123.52.74.3722,092,246
Poisoning20133.62.84.4812,096,134
Poisoning20143.02.33.8652,099,510
Poisoning20154.13.25.0852,102,646
Poisoning20163.72.94.6802,103,586
Poisoning20173.12.33.8652,102,521
Firearm199910.28.711.71791,798,161
Firearm20009.88.411.31761,828,596
Firearm200110.69.112.11901,851,525
Firearm200211.39.812.82081,874,593
Firearm200311.19.612.62081,897,658
Firearm200410.08.611.41921,920,756
Firearm20059.27.910.61791,943,827
Firearm20069.98.511.31941,966,890
Firearm20079.37.910.61841,989,996
Firearm20089.17.710.41852,013,064
Firearm20099.07.710.31902,036,124
Firearm20109.88.411.12032,065,194
Firearm201110.49.011.82202,081,550
Firearm201210.79.212.12262,092,246
Firearm201310.18.811.52202,096,134
Firearm201411.19.612.52432,099,510
Firearm201512.410.913.92742,102,646
Firearm201610.99.512.32432,103,586
Firearm201711.710.313.22612,102,521
Suffocation19993.72.84.6661,798,161
Suffocation20003.62.84.5651,828,596
Suffocation20014.83.85.9871,851,525
Suffocation20023.42.54.2621,874,593
Suffocation20033.72.84.6691,897,658
Suffocation20044.93.95.9921,920,756
Suffocation20053.93.04.8761,943,827
Suffocation20064.03.14.9751,966,890
Suffocation20076.25.17.31181,989,996
Suffocation20085.34.26.31042,013,064
Suffocation20094.83.85.8952,036,124
Suffocation20104.83.85.8952,065,194
Suffocation20115.04.06.0982,081,550
Suffocation20125.54.56.61122,092,246
Suffocation20135.34.36.41072,096,134
Suffocation20145.94.87.01202,099,510
Suffocation20155.84.86.91152,102,646
Suffocation20166.65.47.81272,103,586
Suffocation20177.26.08.41402,102,521

Data Notes

Suicide deaths for 1995-1998 were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 9 (ICD-9) codes; and suicide deaths for 1999 and later were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) codes.   All rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population. Other injury causes include cut or pierce, drowning, fall, fire or hot object/substance, all transport, struck by or against, other specified classifiable and not elsewhere classified, and unspecified.

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/.


Suicide Deaths by Age Group and Sex, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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Suicide rates were highest among adults 85 years and older followed by those 45-54 years and 75-84 years. The male suicide rate was more than 3 times higher than the female rate; males had higher suicide rates in all age groups. Among males, the highest suicide rates were in those 75 years and older, whereas the highest rates among females were in the age groups 45 to 64 years.
Sex: Males vs. FemalesAge GroupDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 30
Male10-145.93.48.421358,912
Male15-243530.839.2263751,039
Male25-3445.840.950.8332724,170
Male35-4444.939.650.2277616,536
Male45-5441.736.746.7266637,911
Male55-643833.342.7248652,790
Male65-7443.737.749.7203464,795
Male75-8459.849.670.1131219,008
Male85+63.545.281.84672,441
MaleNew Mexico34.432.8361,7895,200,637
Female10-1420.53.5#7347,952
Female15-2411.18.613.578704,429
Female25-349.87.512.267683,137
Female35-4412.49.615.276614,011
Female45-5418.615.321.8123662,705
Female55-6415.512.618.4111715,506
Female65-7411.38.414.258515,474
Female75-845.22.5814267,023
Female85+10.14.415.812119,001
FemaleNew Mexico10.39.411.25465,303,760
All10-1442.55.428706,864
All15-2423.420.925.93411,455,469
All25-3428.425.631.13991,407,306
All35-4428.725.731.73531,230,547
All45-5429.926.932.93891,300,616
All55-6426.223.5293591,368,296
All65-7426.623.429.9261980,269
All75-8429.82534.7145486,031
All85+30.322.538.158191,442
AllNew Mexico22.221.323.12,33510,504,397

Data Notes

Suicide deaths for 1995-1998 were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 9 (ICD-9) codes; and suicide deaths for 1999 and later were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) codes.   New Mexico - All ages rates are crude rates by sex. (#) Values are unstable.

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/.


Suicide Deaths by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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Whites had the highest suicide rate, followed by American Indians and Hispanics. Males had higher suicide rates than females across all racial/ethnic groups. White males had suicide rates that were significantly higher than both American Indian and Hispanic males, and American Indian and Hispanic males had suicide rates that were significantly higher than both Asian/Pacific Islander and Black/African American males. White females had higher suicide rates compared to other racial/ethnic groups.
Sex: Males vs. FemalesRace/EthnicityDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 18
MaleAmerican Indian/Alaska Native31.025.736.4138455,794
MaleAsian/Pacific Islander11.34.218.4#1078,806
MaleBlack/African American16.59.423.522124,981
MaleHispanic26.724.628.86472,512,120
MaleWhite42.539.645.59572,028,936
MaleNew Mexico34.332.735.91,7895,200,637
FemaleAmerican Indian/Alaska Native9.46.712.049492,758
FemaleAsian/Pacific Islander6.51.211.9#694,780
FemaleBlack/African American7.21.313.1#698,673
FemaleHispanic6.25.27.11512,546,317
FemaleWhite14.312.616.03322,071,233
FemaleNew Mexico10.09.210.95465,303,760
AllAmerican Indian/Alaska Native19.616.722.5187948,552
AllAsian/Pacific Islander8.64.313.016173,586
AllBlack/African American12.57.817.328223,654
AllHispanic16.315.217.57985,058,436
AllWhite28.326.630.01,2894,100,169
AllNew Mexico21.921.022.82,33510,504,397

Data Notes

Suicide deaths for 1995-1998 were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 9 (ICD-9) codes; and suicide deaths for 1999 and later were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) codes.   All rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population. (#) Values are unstable.

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/.


Suicide Deaths by Age Group and Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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American Indians had the highest suicide rates among youth and young adults 15-34 years, and Whites had the highest suicide rates among middle aged and older adults 35 years to 85 years and older compared to other racial/ethnic groups.
Race/Ethnicity, DOHAge GroupDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 50
American Indian/Alaska Native10-143.908.4##376,419
American Indian/Alaska Native15-2430.221.638.847155,646
American Indian/Alaska Native25-3440.630.450.761150,408
American Indian/Alaska Native35-4422.814.231.427118,570
American Indian/Alaska Native45-5426.41735.830113,649
American Indian/Alaska Native55-648.32.614.1#895,915
American Indian/Alaska Native65-749.21.117.2#554,571
American Indian/Alaska Native75-8415.10.330#426,441
American Indian/Alaska Native85+22.6053.8##28,869
American Indian/Alaska NativeNew Mexico19.716.922.5187948,552
Asian/Pacific Islander10-140034.4#09,859
Asian/Pacific Islander15-2412.7027##323,662
Asian/Pacific Islander25-3413.90.327.5#428,777
Asian/Pacific Islander35-447016.8##228,405
Asian/Pacific Islander45-548.1019.2##224,811
Asian/Pacific Islander55-6410023.8##220,077
Asian/Pacific Islander65-7415.8037.7##212,651
Asian/Pacific Islander75-8419.2056.7##15,219
Asian/Pacific Islander85+00185#01,833
Asian/Pacific IslanderNew Mexico9.24.713.716173,586
Black10-140022.4015,168
Black15-2423838#939,121
Black25-3417.13.430.8#635,016
Black35-4422.44.540.3#626,815
Black45-54192.435.7#526,285
Black55-643.9011.4##125,875
Black65-747.1021##114,113
Black75-840051.1#06,647
Black85+00140.2#02,420
BlackNew Mexico12.57.917.228223,654
Hispanic10-142.40.93.8#10421,899
Hispanic15-2421.618.424.8178822,999
Hispanic25-3425.421.729183721,717
Hispanic35-4423.619.827.4148627,193
Hispanic45-5418.815.322.3111591,431
Hispanic55-6419.115.322.997507,178
Hispanic65-7413.39.317.442315,001
Hispanic75-8413.67.919.422161,204
Hispanic85+11.6320.2#760,414
HispanicNew Mexico15.814.716.97985,058,436
White10-148.2412.315183,519
White15-2424.619.829.4102414,041
White25-3430.525.635.5144471,389
White35-4439.633.645.5170429,564
White45-5443.938.349.5239544,439
White55-6434.330.138.6247719,250
White65-7435.130.339.9205583,933
White75-8440.833.448.2117286,521
White85+41.629.953.249117,905
WhiteNew Mexico31.429.733.21,2894,100,169

Data Notes

Suicide deaths for 1995-1998 were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 9 (ICD-9) codes; and suicide deaths for 1999 and later were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) codes.   New Mexico - All ages rates are crude rates by race/ethnicity. (#) Values are unstable. (##) Values are very unstable.

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/.


Suicide Deaths by Sex and Mechanism of Injury, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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Firearms were the leading cause of suicide death, accounting for 53% of suicides from 2012-2016. Firearm suicide rates were more than 6 times higher among males (19.8 per 100,000) compared to females (3.1 per 100,000). The leading causes of suicide death among males were firearm, followed by suffocation and poisoning. The leading causes of suicide death among females were poisoning, followed by firearm and suffocation.
Injury MechanismSex, M/FDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 12
PoisoningMale3.22.73.71665,200,637
PoisoningFemale3.83.24.32105,303,760
PoisoningTotal3.53.13.937610,504,397
FirearmMale19.818.6211,0645,200,637
FirearmFemale3.12.73.61775,303,760
FirearmTotal11.210.611.91,24110,504,397
SuffocationMale9.78.810.64795,200,637
SuffocationFemale2.62.131305,303,760
SuffocationTotal6.25.76.760910,504,397

Data Notes

Suicide deaths for 1995-1998 were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 9 (ICD-9) codes; and suicide deaths for 1999 and later were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) codes.   All rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population. Other injury causes include cut or pierce, drowning, fall, fire or hot object/substance, all transport, struck by or against, other specified classifiable and not elsewhere classified, and unspecified.

Data Source

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


Suicide Deaths by Age Group and Mechanism of Injury, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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Firearm was the leading cause of suicide death across all age groups except among those 10-14 years for which suffocation was the leading cause. Suffocation was the second leading cause of death among persons 15-54, whereas poisoning was the second leading cause of death among persons 55 years and older.
Injury MechanismAge GroupDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 40
Poisoning10-14000.5#0706,864
Poisoning15-241.30.71.9191,455,469
Poisoning25-3432.13.9421,407,306
Poisoning35-445.84.47.1711,230,547
Poisoning45-546.85.48.3891,300,616
Poisoning55-646.65.27.9901,368,296
Poisoning65-744.335.642980,269
Poisoning75-843.11.54.615486,031
Poisoning85+4.21.37.1#8191,442
PoisoningNew Mexico3.53.13.937610,504,397
Firearm10-141.70.72.712706,864
Firearm15-2411.29.512.91631,455,469
Firearm25-3413.611.615.51911,407,306
Firearm35-4411.59.613.41421,230,547
Firearm45-5413.911.915.91811,300,616
Firearm55-6415.113.117.22071,368,296
Firearm65-7418.916.221.6185980,269
Firearm75-8423.719.328115486,031
Firearm85+22.515.829.243191,442
FirearmNew Mexico11.210.611.91,24110,504,397
Suffocation10-141.80.82.813706,864
Suffocation15-249.47.8111371,455,469
Suffocation25-3410.48.712.11461,407,306
Suffocation35-44108.211.81231,230,547
Suffocation45-548.6710.21121,300,616
Suffocation55-643.22.34.2441,368,296
Suffocation65-742.11.23.121980,269
Suffocation75-841.60.52.8#8486,031
Suffocation85+2.60.35.8#5191,442
SuffocationNew Mexico5.55.1658110,488,411

Data Notes

Suicide deaths for 1995-1998 were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 9 (ICD-9) codes; and suicide deaths for 1999 and later were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) codes.   New Mexico - All ages rates are crude rates by mechanism of injury. Other injury causes include cut or pierce, drowning, fall, fire or hot object/substance, all transport, struck by or against, other specified classifiable and not elsewhere classified, and unspecified. (#) Values are unstable. (##) Values are very unstable.

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/.


Suicide Deaths by Race/Ethnicity and Mechanism of Injury, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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The leading cause of suicide death among American Indians was suffocation, whereas firearm was the leading cause of death in all other racial/ethnic groups.
Injury MechanismRace/EthnicityDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 24
PoisoningAmerican Indian/Alaska Native2.31.33.420948,552
PoisoningAsian/Pacific Islander1.703.5##3173,586
PoisoningBlack/African American2.10.24#5223,654
PoisoningHispanic2.31.92.81085,058,436
PoisoningWhite54.35.72364,100,169
PoisoningNew Mexico3.53.13.937610,504,397
FirearmAmerican Indian/Alaska Native5.547.150948,552
FirearmAsian/Pacific Islander4.41.27.5#8173,586
FirearmBlack/African American7.33.810.817223,654
FirearmHispanic7.26.583585,058,436
FirearmWhite16.815.518.18004,100,169
FirearmNew Mexico11.210.611.91,24110,504,397
SuffocationAmerican Indian/Alaska Native10.68.512.6105948,552
SuffocationAsian/Pacific Islander204.1##4173,586
SuffocationBlack/African American2.50.24.8#5223,654
SuffocationHispanic5.85.16.42835,058,436
SuffocationWhite5.64.86.42094,100,169
SuffocationNew Mexico6.25.76.760910,504,397

Data Notes

Suicide deaths for 1995-1998 were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 9 (ICD-9) codes; and suicide deaths for 1999 and later were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) codes.   All rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population. Other injury causes include cut or pierce, drowning, fall, fire or hot object/substance, all transport, struck by or against, other specified classifiable and not elsewhere classified, and unspecified. (*) Values are unstable. (**) Values are very unstable.

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/.


Suicide Deaths by Urban and Rural Counties, New Mexico 2013-2017

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Rural counties had significantly higher suicide rates compared to metropolitan and small metro counties.
Urban Versus Rural CountiesDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 5
Metropolitan Counties20.819.522.29724,549,236
Small Metro Counties20.418.622.25142,467,687
Mixed Urban-Rural23.82225.67003,013,697
Rural Counties29.724.535146473,778
New Mexico21.92122.82,33510,504,397

Data Notes

Suicide deaths for 1995-1998 were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 9 (ICD-9) codes; and suicide deaths for 1999 and later were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) codes.   All rates are per 100,000, 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.
  • New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.


Suicide Deaths by Health Region, New Mexico, 2013-2017

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The highest suicide rates were in the Northeast (25.4 per 100,000 population) and Northwest (24.2 per 100,000 population) Public Health Regions. The Northeast Region had significantly higher suicide rates compared to the Metro Region.
New Mexico Health RegionDeaths per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 6
Northwest24.221.327.22741,152,575
Northeast25.422.728.13771,474,027
Metro20.819.522.29724,549,236
Southeast21.419.023.93041,466,088
Southwest21.319.223.54051,862,472

Data Notes

Suicide deaths for 1995-1998 were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 9 (ICD-9) codes; and suicide deaths for 1999 and later were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) codes.   All rates are per 100,000, 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.
  • New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.


Suicide Deaths 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 0124.918.231.655225,251
Senate District 0222.416.128.753227,024
Senate District 032719.934.257222,687
Senate District 0429223669254,239
Senate District 0521.515.427.552248,069
Senate District 0634.626.442.777248,559
Senate District 0723.917.830.161249,350
Senate District 0827.119.734.559229,583
Senate District 0921.315.127.552250,413
Senate District 1019.313.824.751257,262
Senate District 1115.69.921.433255,939
Senate District 1225.318.731.961236,001
Senate District 131711.822.244250,420
Senate District 1410.3614.524257,167
Senate District 1524.31830.664238,596
Senate District 1626.119.332.864223,531
Senate District 1724.618.131.259242,275
Senate District 1823.217.42968250,958
Senate District 1925.118.631.570249,730
Senate District 2016.511.521.646256,209
Senate District 2117.61223.342239,993
Senate District 2224.117.730.457243,549
Senate District 2318.313.123.549271,034
Senate District 2421.215.626.957259,701
Senate District 2524.617.431.865255,481
Senate District 2621.615.727.453250,316
Senate District 2714.69.619.734245,557
Senate District 2836.227.644.785241,666
Senate District 2923.917.730.259249,994
Senate District 3020.414.626.251247,546
Senate District 317.43.910.818256,217
Senate District 322014.225.948248,930
Senate District 332518.631.369247,531
Senate District 3423.11729.260262,562
Senate District 3524.818.331.369242,814
Senate District 3622.115.928.254251,985
Senate District 3722.116.128.156268,415
Senate District 3813.28.318.131232,688
Senate District 3923.617.13057234,952
Senate District 4016.311.321.243264,050
Senate District 4118.813.224.345262,775
Senate District 4221.415.427.352263,740
New Mexico, Overall21.620.722.52,27310,414,759

Data Notes

Suicide deaths for 1995-1998 were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 9 (ICD-9) codes; and suicide deaths for 1999 and later were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) codes.   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.
  • U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. http://factfinder.census.gov.


Suicide Deaths 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 0124.115.732.634144,514
House District 0221.213.229.228136,751
House District 0329.619.739.439130,781
House District 0421.913.430.527140,633
House District 0524.316.132.535153,500
House District 0628.820.337.446160,658
House District 0723.21531.433145,122
House District 0822.314.430.132149,539
House District 0934.823.446.239128,842
House District 1013.37.319.420152,727
House District 1124.5163336148,334
House District 1211.25.816.617158,974
House District 1311.15.416.816163,722
House District 1420.21228.427142,516
House District 158.7413.414148,023
House District 1622.915.230.735155,839
House District 1725.316.833.838144,759
House District 182717.436.634137,018
House District 1926.417.535.239141,433
House District 2017.611.124.130158,317
House District 212516.633.437150,850
House District 2225.61635.140149,230
House District 2318.812.125.533160,433
House District 2421.213.728.736149,871
House District 251811.324.631145,904
House District 2621.412.630.226137,979
House District 2726.81835.642144,012
House District 2814.98.421.323151,428
House District 292314.931.135175,376
House District 3029.120.437.946140,516
House District 3119.311.926.832155,681
House District 3226.317.535.239144,230
House District 3313.66.920.319150,556
House District 346.52.310.6Unstable10156,098
House District 352718.235.938153,743
House District 3618.810.826.823144,530
House District 372013.326.836162,381
House District 3833.92344.848141,465
House District 3928.619.138.142144,614
House District 4024.615.533.632140,284
House District 4125.616.834.436150,179
House District 4236.125.446.950146,409
House District 4320.412.228.626138,063
House District 4414.78.421.123152,131
House District 4519.612.426.830151,685
House District 4632.322.342.447148,842
House District 4724.215.832.541154,526
House District 4822.615.130.138155,444
House District 4934.123.844.450143,102
House District 5027.617.337.838144,291
House District 5124.916.83341150,232
House District 527.42.712.1Unstable10144,425
House District 5316.2923.322154,075
House District 5426.417.934.940149,609
House District 5525.316.833.935155,063
House District 5625.116.833.340141,338
House District 5716.510.222.827169,334
House District 5820.51328.129142,580
House District 5925.916.83537144,919
House District 6021.213.628.831148,204
House District 6113.57.319.619149,540
House District 6218.811.72628162,788
House District 6317.410.124.723139,657
House District 6416.410.222.630163,105
House District 6526.317.235.335142,456
House District 6620.612.928.429149,740
House District 6725.816.934.835140,097
House District 6815.39.121.624156,494
House District 69261734.934141,902
House District 7027.718.33738143,324
New Mexico, Overall21.620.722.52,27310,414,733

Data Notes

Suicide deaths for 1995-1998 were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 9 (ICD-9) codes; and suicide deaths for 1999 and later were defined by underlying cause of death based on International Classification of Diseases, version 10 (ICD-10) codes.   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.
  • U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. http://factfinder.census.gov.

References and Community Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Suicide Prevention Facts and Resources: http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/suicide/index.html National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Resource: https://theactionalliance.org/resource/transforming-communities-key-elements-comprehensive-community-based-suicide-prevention Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Suicide Prevention: http://www.samhsa.gov/suicide-prevention Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center: http://www.samhsa.gov/prevention/suicide.aspx World Health Organization Suicide Prevention Facts and Resources: http://www.who.int/topics/suicide/en/ National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/national-strategy-suicide-prevention/index.html

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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