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Query Builder for Injury Deaths - Leading Causes of Injury Death, Counts

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  • Causes of Death and YPLL Grouping Categories

    Deaths are given an "underlying cause of death" by a medical professional. That cause is then coded by the CDC into one of several hundred individual causes of death. For analysis of death data, the individual causes are combined into categories. For instance, the different types of cancer are combined into an overall "Cancer" category. For leading causes of death and YPLL, the "NCHS 50 Leading Rankable Causes" are typically used to compare and rank causes of death.

    NCHS Leading Causes of Death

    In order to provide a consistent ranking standard the NCHS (National Center for Health Statistics) prepared a list of 113 selected causes of death. The NCHS 50 leading causes of death are taken from the list of 113. The 39 selected causes is a separate list for use with small populations. For more information about the NCHS rankings see [[ National vital statistics reports; vol 53 no 17]] on the NCHS website.

    First choose a coding scheme to use for injury causes of death. (Default is all causes.)

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  • Select from list of intentions

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  • Selecting Geography

    Select the geographic areas you want to include. Hold down the control (ctrl) key to make multiple selections.

    Select geographic area(s) (decedent's residence). (Default is all New Mexico counties.)

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  • Select years.

  • Selecting Years

    To select a range of years, click and drag with your mouse, or use the "Ctrl" key to select multiple years.

    The year groupings you select here will be used to display your results if you choose "Year" below in the "...display the results" step. For instance, if you choose "Single years" here, and choose "Year/Year Groups" in the "...display the results" step, your query results will be displayed by single years, for the range of years you selected. If you enter custom year groups, your query results will be aggregated according to those year groups.

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  • Select age groups to filter the dataset. Default is all ages.

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  • Would you like to include only males or only females in the results? Default includes all data records.

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  • New Mexico Race/Ethnicity Coding

    Starting in 2000, the New Mexico Department of Health developed recommendations for standard categories for the presentation of data by race and Hispanic ethnicity.

    For purposes of presentation, race and ethnicity will be presented together using the following five major categories and labels:

    American Indian or Alaska Native

    Asian or Pacific Islander

    Black or African American



    The Hispanic category includes no other races but White. The White category may be interpreted as "White, non-Hispanic." And the non-White race categories include both Hispanic and non-Hispanic persons.

    Select race/ethnicity

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Primary group by field

Defines the data's primary grouping dimension. The primary grouping is required and also controls the ordering of the result's data rows. In MS-Excel and other graphing packages this is typically referred to as the the "dataset's category". If viewing in a 2-d table layout then this value/dimension is associated with table's "row" values. Others will refer to this value as the first "cross by" or the first dimension.

Optional secondary group by field

Defines the 2nd field (or dimension) to be used to group and aggregate values by. MS-Excel chart users will commonly refer to this as the dataset's "series" field. If viewing in a 2-d table layout then this field is associated with data table's value columns. Series group bys are optional. Maps and some charts, like the "Pie" chart, are currently not programmed to handle datasets that have more than one group by e.g. they only work with the primary category type group by being specified.

Optional chart graph

Defines the optional chart graphic to display.

NOTE: Maps and some charts, like the "Pie" chart, are currently not programmed to handle datasets that have more than one group by e.g. they only work with the primary category type group by being specified. All other charts will only work with a maximum of 2 group bys e.g. if the fixed group by exists then the series group by can NOT be used with charting or maps.

Optional Map Visualization

Defines the optional map graphic to display.

NOTE: Maps are only available when the category is set to a geographical area and does not have a series defined.
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