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Indicator Report - Death Rates from Leading Causes of Death

Why Is This Important?

Death rates by leading causes of death show areas where health improvement and prevention programs should be targeted to affect the most people.

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Heart disease, cancer, and unintentional injuries are the leading causes of death in New Mexico, overall, as well as in most counties in the state.

Data Source

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

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Definition

Death rates for the leading causes of death are the number of deaths from each cause per 100,000 New Mexico population, age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population, and ranked according to the age-adjusted death rate.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of deaths from the specified cause
Denominator: Total population

Page Content Updated On 10/03/2011, Published on 06/14/2012
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Content updated: Sun, 13 Oct 2013 17:44:08 MDT