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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for New Mexico by CountyAll Cancer Sites, 2016-2020All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All AgesSorted by Rate

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 122.7 is from the Healthy People 2020 project done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Death Rate (95% Confidence Interval) - The death rate is based upon 100,000 people and is for 5 year(s). Rates are age-adjusted by 5-year age groups to the 2000 U.S. standard million population (the Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal).

Recent Trends - This is an interpretation of the AAPC:

• Rising when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is above 0.
• Stable when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change includes 0.
• Falling when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is below 0.

AAPC (95% Confidence Interval) - The Average Annual Percent Change is the change in rate over time. These AAPCs are based upon APCs that were calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program

Other Notes

• Larger confidence intervals indicate less stability of the data. This is often due to low counts that are not quite low enough to be suppressed.
• Data is currently being suppressed if there are fewer than 16 counts for the time period.

Line by Line Interpretation of the Report

#### New Mexico

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 135.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 133.1 to 137.1 and 3,623 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.3.

#### United States

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 149.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 149.3 to 149.6 and 599,666 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : N/A
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -2.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -1.8.

#### Catron County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 92.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 66.7 to 137.5 and 9 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 32 (16, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.8 to -0.3.

#### Los Alamos County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 114.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 96.4 to 134.2 and 30 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 31 (14, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.8.

#### Santa Fe County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 114.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 108.0 to 120.9 and 276 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 30 (24, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.4.

#### Lincoln County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 114.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 99.1 to 132.5 and 45 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 29 (16, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.8.

#### Taos County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 119.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 106.2 to 133.9 and 70 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 28 (16, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.8.

#### Mora County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 121.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 85.0 to 170.3 and 10 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 27 (1, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to 0.7.

#### Rio Arriba County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 121.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 108.9 to 136.0 and 68 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 26 (14, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -2.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -4.2 to -1.2.

#### Cibola County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 126.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 109.9 to 145.7 and 42 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 25 (8, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.5.

#### Colfax County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 126.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 105.8 to 152.0 and 29 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 24 (5, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.4.

#### Dona Ana County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 130.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.0 to 137.0 and 327 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 23 (14, 28)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -0.9.

#### Sandoval County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 131.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 123.9 to 139.2 and 246 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 22 (13, 28)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.0.

#### San Miguel County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 132.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 117.4 to 150.3 and 57 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 21 (7, 30)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.1.

#### Socorro County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 133.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 112.8 to 157.1 and 32 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 20 (4, 31)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.3.

#### San Juan County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 134.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 125.9 to 143.5 and 190 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 19 (11, 27)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.0.

#### Bernalillo County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 135.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 131.5 to 138.7 and 1,123 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 18 (13, 24)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.2.

#### Valencia County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 139.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 128.9 to 150.2 and 140 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 17 (7, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.8.

#### Roosevelt County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 142.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 120.0 to 168.1 and 29 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 16 (2, 30)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.6.

#### Chaves County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 144.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.1 to 156.6 and 112 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 15 (5, 25)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.7.

#### McKinley County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 145.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.7 to 159.0 and 100 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 14 (4, 24)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.2.

#### Grant County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 146.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 130.4 to 163.7 and 74 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 13 (2, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.5.

#### De Baca County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 147.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 97.6 to 228.0 and 6 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 12 (1, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 1.5.

#### Curry County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 149.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 134.0 to 165.4 and 73 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 11 (2, 24)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.4.

#### Hidalgo County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 151.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 112.9 to 202.2 and 11 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 10 (1, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.8.

#### Union County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 152.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 111.1 to 206.9 and 9 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 9 (1, 32)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.1.

#### Otero County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 154.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.8 to 166.9 and 134 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 8 (2, 18)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to -0.1.

#### Eddy County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 154.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.6 to 169.3 and 102 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 7 (2, 18)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.8 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.4.

#### Lea County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 159.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 145.4 to 173.8 and 102 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 6 (1, 17)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.9.

#### Torrance County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 164.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 140.6 to 191.9 and 37 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 5 (1, 22)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.3.

#### Luna County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 165.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 146.4 to 187.2 and 58 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 4 (1, 17)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.6 to 0.6.

#### Quay County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 166.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.5 to 202.3 and 24 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 3 (1, 26)
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -0.3.

#### Sierra County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 167.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.4 to 195.1 and 46 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 2 (1, 21)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.0 to 0.2.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 176.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 132.6 to 232.0 and 11 average annual deaths over 2016-2020.
• CI*Rank⋔ : 1 (1, 29)
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 0.7.
Harding County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 122.7? : ***
• Rate : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).
• CI*Rank⋔ : *
• Recent Trend : * Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/03/2023 2:08 pm.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.
Trend
Rising when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is above 0.
Stable when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change includes 0.
Falling when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is below 0.

† Death data provided by the National Vital Statistics System public use data file. Death rates calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Death rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). The Healthy People 2030 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI.
The US Population Data File is used with mortality data.
‡ The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint. Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).

Please note that the data comes from different sources. Due to different years of data availability, most of the trends are AAPCs based on APCs but some are APCs calculated in SEER*Stat. Please refer to the source for each graph for additional information.

Interpret Rankings provides insight into interpreting cancer incidence statistics. When the population size for a denominator is small, the rates may be unstable. A rate is unstable when a small change in the numerator (e.g., only one or two additional cases) has a dramatic effect on the calculated rate.

Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

When displaying county information, the CI*Rank for the state is not shown because it's not comparable. To see the state CI*Rank please view the statistics at the US By State level.