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Data List for Adult Smoking Prevalence by County, New Mexico, 2011-2012 (Combined)

County Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit Note Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 34
Bernalillo 21.0% 19.3% 22.7% 698 3,874
Catron 24.0% 13.6% 39.0% 15 73
Chaves 22.8% 18.9% 27.1% 147 783
Cibola 18.8% 13.9% 24.9% 56 344
Colfax 15.5% 9.5% 24.1% 18 138
Curry 23.5% 18.6% 29.2% 85 468
De Baca 17.4% 8.5% 32.6% 9 53
Dona Ana 17.0% 14.4% 19.9% 211 1,405
Eddy 20.8% 16.9% 25.4% 122 655
Grant 20.2% 15.2% 26.3% 56 318
Guadalupe ** ** 14 44
Harding ** ** 3 13
Hidalgo ** ** 6 37
Lea 27.4% 22.9% 32.3% 146 665
Lincoln 23.0% 15.8% 32.3% 37 217
Los Alamos 11.8% 6.7% 19.8% * 21 230
Luna 19.7% 13.2% 28.3% 30 172
McKinley 13.8% 10.5% 18.0% 86 757
Mora 15.2% 8.2% 26.2% 12 70
Otero 24.7% 20.1% 30.3% 111 507
Quay 27.6% 18.6% 38.8% 33 142
Rio Arriba 23.5% 18.4% 29.4% 78 398
Roosevelt 19.2% 12.7% 27.8% 35 203
Sandoval 17.8% 15.1% 20.8% 205 1,360
San Juan 22.6% 19.6% 25.8% 275 1,365
San Miguel 29.4% 22.6% 37.3% 62 268
Santa Fe 16.8% 14.2% 19.8% 197 1,480
Sierra 28.8% 20.0% 39.5% 32 133
Socorro 24.8% 16.5% 35.6% 35 167
Taos 13.7% 9.9% 18.8% 43 292
Torrance 31.0% 22.0% 41.7% 36 169
Union ** ** 5 44
Valencia 20.9% 7.6% 24.6% 180 958
NM 20.4% 19.6% 21.3% 3,131 18,015

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: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:58:34 MST