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Indicator Report - Injury: Unintentional Injury Deaths

Why Is This Important?

From 1999 through 2012, unintentional injury was consistently the leading cause of death among people 1 to 44 years of age in New Mexico and the 3rd leading cause of death for all ages. Poisoning was the leading cause of unintentional injury death from 2007 through 2012, followed by motor vehicle traffic-related injury and fall-related injury. About 90% of unintentional poisoning deaths in NM are due to drug overdose.

Leading Causes of Unintentional Injury Death, by Cause of Injury, New Mexico 2008-2012

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Data Source

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

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Deaths due to all causes of unintentional injury

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of unintentional injury deaths. (ICD-10 codes V01-X59, Y85-Y86)
Denominator: The mid-year estimated population of New Mexico

Page Content Updated On 10/10/2013, Published on 10/10/2013
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Content updated: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:53:25 MST