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NM-IBIS Custom Query Introduction

Welcome to the NM-IBIS interactive query system. This system allows users to query public health datasets directly. The public health datasets on NM-IBIS are managed and provided by NM-IBIS data stewards in programs through the New Mexico Department of Health.

NM-IBIS query system data are intended to support evidenced-based decision making for public health in New Mexico to plan and improve service delivery, evaluate health care systems, and inform policy decisions. Other uses are not permissible.

Getting Started

Follow these four basic steps to query a dataset. For examples see the tutorials below.
  1. Select a dataset from the menu buttons on the left.
  2. Click on a blue bar and "drill down" (click on further selections) to select a measure to query.
  3. Follow the steps to build your query.
  4. When you are done building your query, click "Submit Query" in the last step to get your results.

News and Updates

  • 2017 population estimates data were added to the NM-IBIS Population Estimates Query module. The Population Estimates Query Module now includes estimates for years 1990-2017, by year, sex, age, race and Hispanic ethnicity for New Mexico counties, small areas, and 2010 census tract geographies. The population estimates data are provided to the New Mexico Department of Health through a contract with the UNM, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program. This year, the population counts have been re-estimated going back to 2010. The new population estimates will cause NM-IBIS to produce rates for the 2010-2017 period that may be slightly different from rates calculated by NM-IBIS prior to 5:00 PM, 8/24/2018. Any differences are expected to be very small.(Aug 2018)
  • 2017 death data were added to the NM-IBIS Death Data Query module. The Mortality Query Module now includes data from 308,832 death certificates from years 1999-2017. The death certificate data are maintained by the New Mexico Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. (Aug 2018)
  • 2017 birth data were added to the NM-IBIS Birth Data Query module. The Birth Query Module now includes data from 786,361 birth certificates from years 1990-2017. The birth certificate data are maintained by the New Mexico Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. (Aug 2018)
  • 2017 birth and death data were added to the NM-IBIS Infant Mortality Query module. The Infant Mortality Query Module now includes data from 3,061 infant deaths from years 1999-2017. The birth and death certificate data are maintained by the New Mexico Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. (Aug 2018)
  • 2014-2016 small area birth data were added to the NM-IBIS Small Area Birth Query Module. The Small Area Birth Query Module now includes data from 243,527 geocoded birth certificate data records from years 2008-2016. The birth certificate data are maintained by the New Mexico Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. (Jul 2018)
  • 2014-2016 birth data were added to the NM-IBIS Social Determinants of Health (SDH) query module for birth measures. The SDH birth and death queries compare census tract socio-demographic characteristics (i.e., "Social Determinants of Health") to characteristics of New Mexico births and deaths. The birth certificate data are maintained by the New Mexico Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. (Jul 2018)
  • 2015 cancer incidence data were added to the NM-IBIS Cancer Incidence Data Query module. The Cancer Incidence Query Module now includes data from 209,606 New Mexico Tumor Registry records from years 1990-2015. The Tumor Registry data are maintained by the University of New Mexico New Mexico Tumor Registry (NMTR). (Jan 2018)
  • 2012-2016 data were added to the NM-IBIS American Community Survey Query module. The queries were updated to the latest (2012-2016) 5-year estimates for counties, health regions, small areas and census tracts. A school district geography was also added to the query capabilities. (Dec 2017)
  • New Mexico Trauma Registry data from 2005-2015 were added to the NM-IBIS query system. The Trauma Registry Query Module provides data on serious injuries reported by participating New Mexico hospitals and emergency departments. Data can be viewed by counties and health regions of residence or injury occurrence, as well as patient characteristics (age, sex, and race) and other characteristics of the encounter, such as type of injury, method of pre-hospital transport and primary payer. (May 2017)
  • Population Density calculations for counties, small areas and census tracts were added to the NM-IBIS Population Estimates query module. The Population Estimates query module provides population estimates for years 1990-2015. (May 2017)

User Help

  • Tutorial. There is powerpoint presentation tutorial that will lead you through a basic query. Right-click on the "tutorial" link to open the presentation in a new browser window.
  • Dataset Specific resources, such as survey questionnaires, ICD code lists and more.
  • NM-IBIS Citation. This page provides instructions and examples for citing NM-IBIS in your bibliography or footnotes.
  • Use the Resources and Help tab at the top at any time for information, instructions and examples. Help buttons throughout the query modules also provide information necessary to make specific query-related selections.


Please feel free to contact us with questions or suggestions.

The information provided above is from the New Mexico Department of Health's NM-IBIS web site (http://ibis.health.state.nm.us). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Fri, 21 September 2018 from New Mexico Department of Health, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.health.state.nm.us".

Content updated: Sun, 7 May 2017 15:50:32 MDT