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Injury - Unintentional Injury Hospitalization

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Unintentional Injury Hospitalization by County, New Mexico, 2013

Unintentional Injury Hospitalization by Health Region, New Mexico, 2013

Unintentional Injury Hospitalization: Children Age 0-4 by County, 2014-2018

Why Is This Important?

Between 1999 and 2016, unintentional injuries were consistently the leading cause of death among people 1 to 44 years of age in New Mexico. The number of unintentional injury hospitalizations among all ages increased from 4,650 4,653 in 1999 to 6,779 in 2016. Adults aged 65 years and older accounted for half of the hospitalizations resulting from unintentional injuries with 2,188 hospitalizations in 1999 and 3,317 hospitalizations in 2016.


Inpatient hospital stays due to all causes of unintentional injury

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program.
  • Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data, New Mexico Department of Health.

How the Measure is Calculated

Numerator:Number of unintentional injury hospital discharges. (ICD-9 codes E800-E869, E880-E929)
Denominator:The mid-year estimated population of New Mexico
Indicator Data Last Updated On 03/06/2015, Published on 11/27/2020
Injury Epidemiology Unit, Epidemiology and Response Division, New Mexico Department of Health, 1190 S. Saint Francis Drive, Room N1105, P.O. Box 26110, Santa Fe, NM, 87502. Contact Garry Kelley, Senior Injury Epidemiologist, by telephone at (505) 827-0726 or email to