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

CountyPercentage of AdultsLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 34
Bernalillo18.8%16.7%21.1%93,684498,193
Catron****
Chaves20.0%15.2%25.7%9,41147,172
Cibola22.8%15.6%32.1%4,77920,933
Colfax13.7%5.5%30.2%*1,2148,893
Curry20.3%13.9%28.6%6,03929,753
De Baca****
Dona Ana18.1%14.3%22.7%26,756147,757
Eddy25.4%19.5%32.4%10,89142,824
Grant22.0%14.8%31.4%5,81426,445
Guadalupe****
Harding****
Hidalgo****
Lea28.2%22.1%35.3%13,25146,951
Lincoln19.9%10.9%33.5%3,47417,478
Los Alamos8.8%4.5%16.3%*1,67919,141
Luna22.6%12.9%36.4%3,69316,361
McKinley15.8%11.0%22.3%7,90849,938
Mora****
Otero24.3%17.7%32.5%10,65243,818
Quay16.0%8.2%28.9%*1,3748,565
Rio Arriba18.4%12.6%25.9%6,11033,262
Roosevelt21.8%13.0%34.1%2,75812,652
Sandoval15.6%12.0%20.1%13,74787,978
San Juan22.4%18.3%27.1%20,67892,283
San Miguel25.5%16.5%37.0%5,42221,300
Santa Fe16.0%12.7%19.9%17,401108,732
Sierra24.4%13.9%39.3%3,02612,394
Socorro15.0%8.0%26.3%*1,89912,666
Taos11.7%6.8%19.5%2,39420,435
Torrance34.9%22.2%50.2%6,76719,379
Union****
Valencia18.5%14.5%23.2%10,99359,565
NM19.4%18.2%20.5%299,3601,541,713

Data Notes

**Note: Percentages based on fewer than 50 completed surveys are not shown because they do not meet the DOH standard for data release. 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: 10/21/2014


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Content updated: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 06:35:32 MDT