The birth rate is the number of births to females age 15-19, per 1,000 females age 15-19.
Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, New Mexico Department of Health: https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/
NA signifies that the count or rate has been suppressed by the NM Department of Health because the observed number of events is very small and not appropriate for publication.
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.
Data for birth rates of teens ages 10-14, or other age ranges, are available by request.
Updated November 2017.