State of Health Indicator Report for Death Rates from Leading Causes of Death
DefinitionDeath rates for the leading causes of death are the number of deaths from each cause per 100,000 New Mexico population ranked according to the number of deaths.
NumeratorNumber of deaths from the specified cause
Data Interpretation IssuesLeading causes of death are ranked based on the number of New Mexico deaths.
Why Is This Important?Death rates by leading causes of death show areas where health improvement and prevention programs should be targeted to reduce the number of deaths.
How Are We Doing?Heart Disease, the leading cause of death in 2016, accounted for 20.7% of all deaths in the state, followed by Malignant Neoplasms (Cancer) with 19.5% and Unintentional Injuries at 8.1%.
Health Program InformationFor information on leading causes of death by county, visit the "Quick Facts" pages in the NM-IBIS Community Health Highlights reports by county, here: [http://ibis.health.state.nm.us/community/highlight/Selection.html].
Page Content Updated On 11/26/2018, Published on 11/28/2018