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Health Indicator Report of Injury - Child Injury Deaths

942 New Mexico children age 0-19 died in the three years from 2014-2016. The most common cause of death in this age group consisted of 378 injury deaths that could have been prevented. Unintentional injuries were the most common (n=231) type of injury death, followed by suicide (n=78) and homicide (n=55).
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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,


The number of injury deaths among children age 0-19 years per 100,000 population


The number of injury deaths among children age 0-19 years


The mid-year estimated population of children age 0-19 years
Page Content Updated On 04/10/2018, Published on 12/05/2018
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Content updated: Wed, 1 May 2019 12:38:58 MDT