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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

  • 2018 birth data were added to the NM-IBIS Birth Data Query module. The Birth Query Module now includes data from 809,902 birth certificate records from years 1990-2018. The birth certificate data are maintained by the New Mexico Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. (Jul 2019)
  • The Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (PRAMS) Query was updated with 2016-2017 survey data. The NM-IBIS PRAMS query includes data for years 2009-2017. The PRAMS data system is maintained by the New Mexico Department of Health, Family Health Bureau. (Jul 2019)
  • 2017 Birth and Death data for New Mexico's 108 Small Areas were added to the NM-IBIS Birth and Death query modules, for both the public and the secure queries. The Birth and Death Small Area queries now include data for years 2008-2017. The birth and death certificate data are maintained by the New Mexico Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. (Jul 2019)
  • 2018 population estimates data were added to the NM-IBIS Population Estimates Query module. The Population Estimates Query Module now includes estimates for years 1990-2018, 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. Population estimates from past years were not affected by this addition. (Jul 2019)
  • The Youth Risk and Resiliency query module was updated with 2017 youth survey data. The YRRS query module now queries youth risk and resiliency indicators by a number of demographic and resiliency measures for years 2013, 2015, and 2017. (Jun 2019)
  • The Cancer Incidence query module was updated with 2016 cancer incidence data. The cancer incidence query module now queries 219,638 records of cancer incidence from the New Mexico Tumor Registry at UNM.
  • New Mexico state legislative districts (senate and house) were added as geographies to the American Community Survey (ACS) query module. The state senate and house districts are now two of the seven geographies that can be used to query the 86 different demographic measures from the ACS.
  • A cause of death selection for "Deaths of Despair" (deaths from suicide, drug overdose and 100% alcohol-attributable causes) has been added to the NM-IBIS Mortality query module.
  • 2013-2017 data were added to the NM-IBIS American Community Survey Query module. The queries were updated to the latest (2013-2017) 5-year estimates for counties, health regions, New Mexico small areas, census tracts and school districts. (Dec 2018)

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 ( The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Fri, 13 December 2019 from New Mexico Department of Health, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site:".

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