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.
Quartile Map of Heart Disease Deaths by County, New Mexico, 2008-2012
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 NotesHeart 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).
DefinitionDiseases of the heart includes a variety of diseases and conditions, such as coronary heart disease and congestive heart failure.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 07/30/2013, Published on 10/13/2013