Query Criteria for the Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis Deaths per 100,000 Population (Age-adjusted) Measure
|Single Years Filter:
||2015, 2016, 2017|
|Data Grouped By:||Decedent's County of Residence|
Rates are age-adjusted chronic liver disease and cirrhosis death rates, ICD-10 codes: K70, K73-K74.
New Mexico Residents
Results include deaths of New Mexico residents, including those whose death
occurred outside of New Mexico. Results do not include non-residents who
died in New Mexico.
Statistical stability, reported in the data table, is based on a statistic called the "Relative Standard Error," or RSE, which is the standard error expressed as a proportion of the point estimate (e.g., 30% of the point estimate). The following conventions are used here to interpret the RSE.
* A dash (-) means that the relative standard error (RSE) is below 0.30 and the count or rate may be considered stable.
* "Unstable" is displayed when the RSE is 0.30-0.50. An unstable count or rate may fluctuate widely across time periods due to random variation (chance).
* "Very Unstable" is displayed when the RSE is greater than 0.50. A very unstable count or rate should not be used to inform decisions. You may combine years or otherwise increase the population size used in the query to achieve a more stable count or rate.
Problems with statistical instability typically occur when there is a small number of health events in a small population. For more information on statistical stability, visit the NM-IBIS Reliability & Validity page [https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/resource/ReliabilityValidity.html].
ICD Stands for International Classification of Diseases. It is a coding system maintained by
the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics used to classify
causes of death and diagnoses, injury causes, and medical procedures for hospital
and emergency department visits. The U.S. is currently using the 10th revision (ICD-10).
For list of ICD codes used in NM-IBIS, please visit [https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/view/html/MortICDlists.htm].
All population estimates apply to July 1 of the selected year. Estimates
include decimal fractions. The sum of population subgroup estimates may
not exactly equal the overall state population estimate due to rounding error.
Please note that the new, vintage August 20, 2018, estimates are now being
used as population denominators for all query modules. The population counts
were 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 8/24/2018. Any differences
are expected to be very small.
Data have been directly age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population. NM-IBIS
calculated this age-adjusted rate using the direct method. If there were fewer
than 25 cases in the analysis, the indirect method of age-adjustment should be
used. For more information on age-adjustment, please visit [https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/resource/AARate.html].
NM-IBIS Map Guidance
For guidance on NM-IBIS map categories, please visit [https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/resource/MapChoroClasses.html].
Comparable data for the U.S. and other states may be found on the CDC's
Wide-ranging ONline Data for Epidemiologic Research (CDC WONDER)
- New Mexico Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, New Mexico Department of Health
Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies
(GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.
Death Certificate Data
Death certificates in New Mexico are required to be filed by funeral directors.
Funeral directors obtain demographic information from an informant, a close family
member of the decedent. The cause of death is certified by the decedent's physician
or the physician that attended the death. Accidental and suspicious deaths are certified
by the Office of the Medical Investigator. Death certificate data go through extensive
edits for completeness and consistency. The DOH Bureau of Vital Records and Health
Statistics (BVRHS) does annual trainings for funeral directors and local registrars.
When death certificates are received the cause of death literals are keyed into software
locally by the BVRHS, then shipped to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
where they are machine coded into ICD-10 cause-of-death codes. NCHS returns the ICD-10
codes to BVRHS where the death records are updated.
Population estimates for previous years are occasionally revised as new information
becomes available. When publishing trend data, always be sure that your rates for
earlier years match current rates on NM-IBIS that have been calculated with the most
up-to-date population estimates.
Confidence Intervals for Zero Values
For rates where the count is zero, a numerator of "3" was used to calculate the confidence
interval (per Lilienfeld and Stolley, __Foundations of Epidemiology__, 1994, p. 303).
Query Date Time Stamp
These data were queried on: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:15:05 MST
The dataset was last updated on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:17:50 MST