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## Interpretation of Death Rates Data

### Death Rate Report for New Mexico by CountyAll Cancer Sites, 2011-2015All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All AgesSorted by Count

Explanation of Column Headers

Objective - The objective of 161.4 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 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 145.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 142.8 to 147.2 and 3,468 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.1.

#### United States

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 163.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 163.3 to 163.7 and 586,354 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -1.5.

#### De Baca County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 192.6 with a 95% confidence interval from 122.8 to 293.4 and 6 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 2.9.

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 162.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 118.4 to 217.7 and 10 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to 0.9.

#### Union County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 158.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 117.7 to 210.9 and 10 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.2 to -0.1.

#### Catron County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 157.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 103.7 to 232.5 and 11 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -3.6 to 1.3.

#### Hidalgo County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 162.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 120.4 to 216.5 and 11 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to 1.4.

#### Mora County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 143.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 106.2 to 192.6 and 11 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.7 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to 1.4.

#### Quay County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 164.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 135.2 to 199.2 and 24 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to 0.0.

#### Los Alamos County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 104.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 86.9 to 125.5 and 25 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.8 to -1.1.

#### Roosevelt County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 132.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 110.9 to 157.9 and 26 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.3 to -0.3.

#### Colfax County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 149.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 126.9 to 176.1 and 33 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to 0.0.

#### Torrance County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 161.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 136.9 to 189.7 and 33 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.2 to -0.3.

#### Socorro County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 165.3 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.2 to 192.5 and 36 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to 0.4.

#### Lincoln County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 127.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 110.5 to 147.6 and 44 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.5 to -0.5.

#### Cibola County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 152.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 133.1 to 174.0 and 46 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.2.

#### Sierra County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 190.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 165.4 to 220.3 and 49 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is 0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.8 to 0.9.

#### San Miguel County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 146.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 128.9 to 165.1 and 55 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to 0.5.

#### Taos County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 128.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 113.9 to 143.8 and 64 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.1 to -0.6.

#### Luna County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 188.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 168.4 to 210.4 and 68 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is rising because the trend is 1.2 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.3 to 2.1.

#### Rio Arriba County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 143.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 128.7 to 160.0 and 70 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.1 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.7.

#### Curry County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 158.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 143.1 to 176.0 and 75 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.7 to -0.2.

#### Grant County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 156.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 140.4 to 173.9 and 77 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -0.5.

#### McKinley County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 137.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.2 to 151.0 and 86 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.6 to -0.2.

#### Lea County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 169.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 154.9 to 184.8 and 103 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -0.9.

#### Eddy County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 161.7 with a 95% confidence interval from 147.9 to 176.6 and 103 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.2 to -0.1.

#### Chaves County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 157.1 with a 95% confidence interval from 144.5 to 170.6 and 118 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.3.

#### Valencia County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 153.4 with a 95% confidence interval from 141.7 to 165.9 and 132 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -0.9 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.5 to -0.3.

#### Otero County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : No
• Rate : The death rate is 170.5 with a 95% confidence interval from 157.6 to 184.3 and 133 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is stable because the trend is -0.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -0.9 to 0.2.

#### San Juan County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 137.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 128.7 to 147.5 and 174 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.5 with a 95% confidence interval from -2.0 to -1.0.

#### Sandoval County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 132.8 with a 95% confidence interval from 124.5 to 141.5 and 203 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.4 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.8 to -1.0.

#### Santa Fe County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 124.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 116.9 to 131.4 and 249 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.6 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.9 to -1.3.

#### Dona Ana County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 145.0 with a 95% confidence interval from 137.9 to 152.3 and 323 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.0 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.3 to -0.7.

#### Bernalillo County

• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : Yes
• Rate : The death rate is 143.9 with a 95% confidence interval from 140.0 to 147.9 and 1,059 average annual deaths over 2011-2015.
• Recent Trend : The trend is falling because the trend is -1.3 with a 95% confidence interval from -1.4 to -1.1.
Harding County
• Met Healthy People Objective of 161.4? : ***
• 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).
• 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 07/18/2019 1:21 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 rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). Rates calculated using SEER*Stat. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2015 US Population Data File is used for 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.

Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

* 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 availablility, 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.