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Health Indicator Report of Cardiovascular Disease - Heart Disease Deaths

In 2017, heart disease was the leading cause of death in New Mexico and accounted for over 20% of all deaths.
Heart disease mortality varied greatly by race and ethnicity. During the 3-year period 2015-2017, the rate for each Race/Ethnic group was statistically significantly higher than the group with the next lower rate, the rates being: Black or African Americans, 213.3 per 100,000; whites, 154.2 per 100,000; Hispanic, 137.1 per 100,000; American Indians, 121.5 per 100,000; and Asian/Pacific Islander, 84.8 per 100,000.

Notes

Heart disease mortality is defined as circulatory, Heart disease (ICD10: I00-I09, I11, I13, I20-I51). Some rows in data tables may include a note of Unstable or Very Unstable. Those rates labeled Unstable were statistically unstable (RSE >0.30 and <0.50), and may fluctuate widely across time periods due to random variation (chance). Those rates labeled Very Unstable were extremely unstable (RSE >0.50). These values should not be used to infer population risk.   Data have been directly age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population. Some rows in data tables may include a note of Unstable or Very Unstable. Those rates labeled Unstable were statistically unstable (RSE >0.30 and <0.50), and may fluctuate widely across time periods due to random variation (chance). Those rates labeled Very Unstable were extremely unstable (RSE >0.50). These values should not be used to infer population risk. Some Very Unstable rates have been suppressed.

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Death Data: Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics (BVRHS), New Mexico Department of Health.
  • Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.
  • U.S. Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, ]http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/]

Definition

Diseases of the heart include a variety of conditions that may affect different parts of the heart, including the blood supply, the heart muscle, the internal lining and valves, the conduction system, and the membrane that surrounds the heart. Common causes of death from diseases of the heart include myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and cardiac arrest.

Numerator

Number of heart disease deaths

Denominator

New Mexico Population
Page Content Updated On 10/31/2018, Published on 01/09/2019
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Content updated: Wed, 9 Jan 2019 14:25:25 MST