Health Indicator Report of Injury - Unintentional Injury Hospitalization
Between 1999 and 2010, unintentional injuries were consistently the leading cause of death among people 1 to 44 years of age in New Mexico. The number of unintentional injury hospitalizations among all ages ranged from 4,650 in 1999 to 7,448 in 2006. Even more people visit the emergency department and physician offices or clinics for unintentional injuries each year.
NotesRates have been age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.
Data SourceHospital Inpatient Discharge Data, New Mexico Department of Health.
DefinitionInpatient hospital stays due to all causes of unintentional injury
NumeratorNumber of unintentional injury hospital discharges. (ICD-9 codes E800-E869, E880-E929)
DenominatorThe mid-year estimated population of New Mexico
Healthy People Objective: IVP-12, Reduce nonfatal unintentional injuriesU.S. Target: 8,297.4 injuries per 100,000 population
Page Content Updated On 03/06/2015, Published on 03/06/2015