Teen death rate, ages 15-19

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Most youth deaths are preventable and caused by accidents, homicide, or suicide.
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Definitions: The number and rate of deaths of New Mexico teens, ages 15 to 19 years old, inclusive. The death rate is the number of deaths, per 100,000 children, ages 15-19 years old.

Data Source: New Mexico Department of Public Health, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (IBIS), custom request received 11/13/2017.

Footnotes: When there is a small number of health events in a small population, as is seen in some county-level data, problems with statistical instability may occur. An unstable count or rate may fluctuate widely across time periods. An unstable count or rate should be interpreted with caution and should not be used to predict outcomes. For more information on statistical stability, visit the NM-IBIS Reliability & Validity page, https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/resource/ReliabilityValidity.html.
Information about stability for specific county-level data is available by request. 

Updated December 2017.