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Indicator Report - Diabetes Deaths

Why Is This Important?

Diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death for New Mexicans and the 7th leading cause in the U.S. Diabetes complications, which are costly to individuals, families and to society, include premature death, cardiovascular disease, blindness, end stage kidney disease, and lower extremity amputations. People with diabetes are two to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and stroke; about 65% of deaths in people with diabetes nationwide are due to these conditions. Costs of diabetes extend beyond medical costs, such as costs due to lower productivity, disability and loss of productive life due to premature death, and care-taking by family members. Improvements are necessary at the individual, health system and societal levels to reverse the increasing rates of diabetes in our communities.

Diabetes Death Rates by Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2010 - 2012

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Data Notes

Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 population, except for rates by age group. Diabetes deaths include those with ICD10 codes E10 - E14 and as underlying cause of death.   U.S. rate used for comparison is the preliminary 2011 age-adjusted rate.

Data Source

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

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A rate defined as the number of deaths attributed to diabetes per 100,000 people, age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population; also known as the 'diabetes death rate'.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of deaths among New Mexico residents, per year, due to diabetes as the underlying cause of death.
Denominator: Estimated total number (population) of New Mexico residents in a specific year.

Page Content Updated On 11/20/2013, Published on 11/20/2013
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Content updated: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:53:56 MST