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Data List for Adult Smoking Prevalence by County, New Mexico, 2012

Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit Note Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 34
Bernalillo 18.8% 16.7% 21.1% 93,684 498,193
Catron ** **
Chaves 20.0% 15.2% 25.7% 9,411 47,172
Cibola 22.8% 15.6% 32.1% 4,779 20,933
Colfax 13.7% 5.5% 30.2% * 1,214 8,893
Curry 20.3% 13.9% 28.6% 6,039 29,753
De Baca ** **
Dona Ana 18.1% 14.3% 22.7% 26,756 147,757
Eddy 25.4% 19.5% 32.4% 10,891 42,824
Grant 22.0% 14.8% 31.4% 5,814 26,445
Guadalupe ** **
Harding ** **
Hidalgo ** **
Lea 28.2% 22.1% 35.3% 13,251 46,951
Lincoln 19.9% 10.9% 33.5% 3,474 17,478
Los Alamos 8.8% 4.5% 16.3% * 1,679 19,141
Luna 22.6% 12.9% 36.4% 3,693 16,361
McKinley 15.8% 11.0% 22.3% 7,908 49,938
Mora ** **
Otero 24.3% 17.7% 32.5% 10,652 43,818
Quay 16.0% 8.2% 28.9% * 1,374 8,565
Rio Arriba 18.4% 12.6% 25.9% 6,110 33,262
Roosevelt 21.8% 13.0% 34.1% 2,758 12,652
Sandoval 15.6% 12.0% 20.1% 13,747 87,978
San Juan 22.4% 18.3% 27.1% 20,678 92,283
San Miguel 25.5% 16.5% 37.0% 5,422 21,300
Santa Fe 16.0% 12.7% 19.9% 17,401 108,732
Sierra 24.4% 13.9% 39.3% 3,026 12,394
Socorro 15.0% 8.0% 26.3% * 1,899 12,666
Taos 11.7% 6.8% 19.5% 2,394 20,435
Torrance 34.9% 22.2% 50.2% 6,767 19,379
Union ** **
Valencia 18.5% 14.5% 23.2% 10,993 59,565
NM 19.4% 18.2% 20.5% 299,360 1,541,713

Data Notes

Data were not available for some counties due to insufficient numbers of people (fewer than 50) from those counties who were surveyed in the BRFSS. **The following counties did not meet the DOH small numbers rule in the combined 2011-12 dataset: Guadalupe, Harding, Hidalgo, and Union counties. The county-level BRFSS data used for this smoking indicator were weighted to be representative of the New Mexico Health Region populations. Had the data been weighted to be representative of each county population, the results would likely have been different. Also, this measure uses a two-year combined dataset, 2011 and 2012, to be able to provide more precise estimates for smaller population subgroups. Beginning with 2011 estimates, the BRFSS updated its surveillance methods to include cell-phone only households and new weighting procedures (raking). Estimates from 2011 forward should not be compared to prior years due to the change in methods.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.

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Definition

A current smoker is defined as a person 18 years or older who has smoked more than 100 cigarettes in his or her lifetime and currently smokes every day or some days.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of survey respondents who reported they were current cigarette smokers
Denominator: Total number of BRFSS survey respondents

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 12/30/2013


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Content updated: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:54:27 MST