Stats of the State of New Mexico

New Mexico Birth Data 2017
New Mexico Birth Data 2017 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 51.7 3rd 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 24.7 46th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 10.3 19th (tie) 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 27.9 6th 18.8
Low Birthweight Rate 9.5 6th (tie) 8.3
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

NM Leading Causes of Death, 2017
NM Leading Causes of Death, 2017 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 3,896 151.4 32nd 165.0
2. Cancer 3,620 138.3 44th 152.5
3. Accidents 1,460 68.2 5th 49.4
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 1,143 44.2 26th 40.9
5. Stroke 878 34.7 37th 37.6
6. Diabetes 673 26.5 7th 21.5
7.  Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 605 26.8 1st 10.9
8. Alzheimer’s disease 572 22.7 32nd 31.0
9. Suicide 491 23.3 4th 14.0
10. Flu/Pneumonia 338 13.6 32nd 14.3

 

New Mexico Mortality Data
New Mexico Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 394 18.5 39,733 12.0
Homicide 173 8.5 19,511 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 493 24.8 70,237 21.7

 

Other New Mexico Data
Other New Mexico Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.9 5.8
Marriage Ratepdf icon 5.9 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon n/a 2.9†

 

* 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.
**** State estimate is unavailable.
† Excludes data for California, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, and New Mexico.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.

Sources:

2017 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 67, No. 8pdf icon; 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 2017 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this reportpdf icon. 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.

New Mexico Birth Data 2016
New Mexico Birth Data 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 51.1 3rd 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 24.8 47th 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 10.0 17th (tie) 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 29.8 7th 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 9.0 10th (tie) 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

NM Leading Causes of Death, 2016
NM Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 3,800 150.6 35th 165.5
2. Cancer 3,560 138.8 46th 155.8
3. Accidents 1,487 69.5 3rd 47.4
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 1,131 44.4 23rd (tie) 40.6
5. Stroke 885 35.5 32nd 37.3
6. Diabetes 678 27.2 5th 21.0
7. Alzheimer’s disease 583 23.5 39th 30.3
8. Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 572 24.9 1st 10.7
9. Suicide 471 22.5 4th 13.5
10. Flu/Pneumonia 353 14.6 17th 13.5

 

New Mexico Mortality Data
New Mexico Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 383 18.1 38,658 11.8
Homicide 185 9.4 19,362 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 500 25.2 63,632 19.8

 

Other New Mexico Data
Other New Mexico Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.2 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 11.3 9.0††
Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.4 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon n/a 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 California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, and New Mexico.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.
 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2015pdf icon and Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2016pdf icon; 2016 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 67, No. 1pdf icon; 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 2016 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this reportpdf icon. 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.

New Mexico Birth Data 2015
New Mexico Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 52.1 3rd 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 24.3 48th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 9.5 26th 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 34.6 4th (tie) 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 8.7 12th (tie) 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

NM Leading Causes of Death, 2015
NM Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Cancer 3,591 143.3 44th 158.5
2. Heart Disease 3,508 142.4 42nd (tie) 168.5
3. Accidents 1,430 67.3 2nd 43.2
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 1,109 44.7 25th 41.6
5. Stroke 786 32.5 42nd 37.6
6. Diabetes 608 24.9 10th 21.3
7. Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 566 24.8 1st 10.8
8. Suicide 500 23.7 4th 13.3
9. Alzheimer’s disease 483 19.9 44th 29.4
10. Flu/Pneumonia 322 13.6 38th (tie) 15.2

 

New Mexico Mortality Data
New Mexico Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 390 18.6 36,252 11.1
Homicide 157 8.0 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 501 25.3 52,404 16.3

 

Other New Mexico Data
Other New Mexico Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.1 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

10.2

11.3

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.2 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 3.3 3.1†

 

* 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 California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2015pdf icon and Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2016pdf icon; 2015 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 66, No. 1pdf icon; 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 2015 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this reportpdf icon. 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.

New Mexico Birth Data 2014
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
NM Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 3,478 142.4 46th 161.2
2.  Heart Disease 3,424 143.3 41st 167.0
3.  Accidents 1,534 72.1 1st 40.5
4.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 1,127 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
New Mexico Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 340 16.0 33,594 10.3
Homicide 135 6.8 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 547 27.3 47,055 14.7

 

Other New Mexico Data
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 11.3 11.5
Marriage Ratepdf icon 8.1 6.9†
Divorce Ratepdf icon 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.

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2014pdf icon; 2014 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 64, No. 12pdf icon; 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 reportpdf icon.  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.

 

Page last reviewed: April 10, 2018