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Health Indicator Report of Cardiovascular Disease - Stroke Deaths

In 2016, stroke was the fifth leading cause of death in New Mexico.
In New Mexico, stroke mortality rates declined sharply between 1999 and 2004, and have remained relatively stable since then.


Stroke deaths include deaths with underlying cause of cerebrovascular disease, include ICD-10 codes I60-I69. Most estimates are based on a 3-year period, 2015-2017, unless otherwise indicated. Most estimates have been age-adjusted to the year 2000 U.S. census. Estimates by age group have not been age-adjusted. Some rows in data tables may include a note of Unstable or Very Unstable. Those rates labeled Unstable were statistically unstable (RSE greater than or equal to 0.30 and less than 0.50), and may fluctuate widely across time periods due to random variation (chance). Those rates labeled Very Unstable were extremely unstable (RSE greater than or equal to 0.50). These values should not be used to infer population risk. Some Very Unstable rates may have been suppressed.   Data have been directly age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.

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,
  • U.S. Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, ]]


Stroke Deaths per 100,000 population in New Mexico


Number of stroke deaths


New Mexico population
Page Content Updated On 10/31/2018, Published on 11/28/2018
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Content updated: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:02:59 MST