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Stats of the State of New Mexico

New Mexico Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 51.3 3rd 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 23.8 48th 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 9.2 28th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate ‡                37.8 4th (tie) 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 8.8 11th (tie) 8.0

¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19


NM Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 3478 142.4 46th 161.2
2.  Heart Disease 3424 143.3 41st 167.0
3.  Accidents 1534 72.1 1st 40.5
4.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 1127 46.4 20th 40.5
5.  Stroke 822 34.7 29th 36.5
6.  Diabetes 671 27.5 4th 20.9
7.  Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 509 22.5 1st 10.4
8.  Suicide 449 21.0 3rd 13.0
9.  Alzheimer's disease 442 18.9 41st 25.4
10.  Flu/Pneumonia 376 16.1 23rd 15.1


New Mexico Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 336 15.8 33390 10.2
Homicide 135 6.8 15809 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 547 27.3 47055 14.7


Other New Mexico Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.4 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 10.2 9.1
Marriage Rate 8.1 6.9†
Divorce Rate 3.6 3.2††


* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories.  Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted.  Refer to source notes below for more detail.
†Excludes data for Georgia.
††Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
n/a - Data not available.



Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2015; 2014 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 64, No. 12; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2014 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this report.  States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates.  When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.