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Indicator Report - Cardiovascular Disease: Heart Disease Deaths

Why Is This Important?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in New Mexico and accounts for over 20% of all deaths.

Average Annual Heart Disease Deaths per 100,000 Population by County 2008-2012

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Quartile Map of Heart Disease 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:

Data Notes

Heart disease mortality is defined as circulatory, Heart disease (ICD10: I00-I09, I11, I13, I20-I51). Rates are calculated using July 23, 2013 population estimates.   Data have been directly age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.
*This rate is statistically unstable (RSE >0.30), and may fluctuate widely across time periods due to random variation (chance).

Data Sources

  • Population Source: Geospatial and Population Studies Program, University of New Mexico.
  • New Mexico Death Data: Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics (BVRHS), New Mexico Department of Health.

Other Views


Diseases of the heart includes a variety of diseases and conditions, such as coronary heart disease and congestive heart failure.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of heart disease deaths
Denominator: New Mexico Population

Page Content Updated On 07/30/2013, Published on 10/13/2013
The information provided above is from the New Mexico Department of Health's NM-IBIS web site ( The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Thu, 26 February 2015 from New Mexico Department of Health, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site:".

Content updated: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:52:20 MST