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De Baca County Environmental Health Profile

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De Baca County New Mexico
County seat Ft. Sumner -
Population (July 1, 2015) 1,902 2,099,856
% New Mexico population 0.1% 100%
Land area (sq. miles) 2,334 121,298
Persons per sq. mile (2015) 0.8 17.3
Resident live births (2015) 21 25,730
Deaths of NM residents (2015) 33 17,687
No. households (2011-2015) 967 909,565


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De Baca
County
New Mexico United States Bernalillo/NM
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Bernalillo/US
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10-year trend
% under age 5 5.0% 6.6% 6.3% lower lower no trend
% under age 18 21.4% 24.3% 23.3% lower lower -0.7%
% Age 65 or older 24.5% 14.7% 14.1% higher higher no trend
% Age 75 or older 10.6% 6.2% 6.2% higher higher -0.9%
% Hispanic 40.8% 47.4% 17.1% lower higher +0.9%
% White 58.0% 39.2% 62.3% higher lower -0.5%
% American Indian 0.7% 8.5% 0.7% lower - +6.1%
% Black 0.5% 1.8% 12.3% lower lower -4.3%
% Asian 0.1% 1.3% 5.2% lower lower -6.5%
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

De Bava
County
New Mexico United States Bernalillo/NM
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Bernalillo/US
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10-year trend
Median income $32,500 $44,963 $53,889 lower lower -
% in poverty 22.8% 21.0% 15.5% similar similar -
% Children under 5 in poverty 0.0% 34.0% 23.0% similar similar -
% Children under 18 in poverty 14.4% 29.4% 21.7% lower similar -
% Adults over 65 in poverty 11.3% 12.0% 9.4% similar similar -
% Unemployment 5.2% 5.4% 8.3% similar similar -
% High school diploma or higher 83.2% 84.2% 86.7% lower lower -
% Bachelors or higher 9.7% 26.3% 29.8% lower lower -
% Speaking English less than well 5.0% 26.1% 8.6% lower lower -
% Disabled 20.8% 14.6% 12.4% similar higher -
% with no health insurance 12.1% 16.4% 13.0% similar similar -
% Homes built before 1950 31.3% 9.2% 18.4% higher higher -
% Homes built before 1980 69.9% 47.5% 55.8% higher higher -
Data Sources: US Census American Community Survey (2011-2015).
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

De Baca
County
New Mexico United States Bernalillo/NM
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Bernalillo/US
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10-year trend
Life expectancy at birth 71.8 78.6 78.8 lower lower no trend
Life expectancy at age 65 18.3 20.4 19.3 lower lower -2.5%
Years of potential life lost (per 100,000 residents) 1 13,267 7,716 6,601 higher higher no trend
Overall mortality rate (per 100,000) 1154 736 824 higher higher +5.4%
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births) 0.0 5.6 6.0 similar similar no trend
% Infants with low birthweight (<2500 g) 10.0% 9.0% 8.0% similar similar no trend
% Pre-term births (<37 weeks) - 9.0% 9.5% - - no trend
Data Sources: New Mexico Vital Records (2013-2015).
1 Years of potential life lost (YPLL) is a measure of premature mortality. It refers to the average number of years a person would have lived if he or she had not died before the age of 75. YPLL per 100,000 residents is shown.
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.


Age-adjusted incidence rate per 100,000 residents, except as noted

De Baca
County
New Mexico United States Bernalillo/NM
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Bernalillo/US
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10-year trend
Bladder cancer 20.3 15.1 20.1 similar similar no trend
Brain & other nervous system cancer 0.0 5.1 6.4 similar similar no trend
Breast cancer - 133.8 125.0 - - no trend
Esophageal cancer 0.0 3.6 4.3 similar similar no trend
Kidney cancer 37.1 14.1 15.6 similar similar no trend
Laryngeal cancer 7.7 2.5 3.2 similar similar no trend
Leukemia 0.0 5.9 13.5 similar similar no trend
Liver cancer 37.1 9.6 8.4 similar similar no trend
Lung cancer 16.8 39.8 57.3 similar lower no trend
Melanoma 0.0 14.6 21.8 similar similar no trend
Mesothelioma 0.0 0.8 0.9 similar similar no trend
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 0.0 16.0 19.5 similar similar no trend
Oral & pharyngeal cancer 10.9 9.0 11.1 similar similar no trend
Pancreatic cancer 9.5 10.8 12.4 similar similar no trend
Thyroid cancer 10.4 15.7 13.9 similar similar no trend
% Population ever diagnosed with cancer (excluding melanoma) 1 4.0% 5.9% 6.7% similar similar -
Data Sources for incidence rates: New Mexico Tumor Registry (2012-2014)
1 Prevalence of cancer (excluding melanoma) for people surveyed by BRFSS from 2011-2015. BRFSS
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

De Baca
County
New Mexico United States Bernalillo/NM
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Bernalillo/US
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10-year trend
% Children under age 6 tested for elevated blood lead 13.5% 8.7% - higher - +38.0%
% Children under age 6 tested with blood levels >10 ug/dl 1.2% 0.2% - higher - no trend
Carbon monoxide exposure calls (rate per 10,000 residents) 0.0 8.5 - similar - no trend
Data Sources: NM EPHT (2013-2015).
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

De Baca
County
New Mexico United States Bernalillo/NM
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Bernalillo/US
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10-year trend
Asthma hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 5.4 8.7 - similar - no trend
Asthma emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 39.0 44.1 - similar - -
Asthma prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 5.6% 9.5% 9.0% similar similar -
COPD hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) - 9.2 - - - -
COPD prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 1 2.0% 5.7% 6.3% lower lower -
Diabetes prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 2 4.6% 10.1% 9.8% lower lower -
Heart attack hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 5.4 12.2 - lower - no trend
Heat stress related emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 29.9 12.8 - similar - -
Data Sources: 1 NM EPHT (2012-2014); 2 BRFSS (2011-2015).
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.
De Baca
County
*PM2.5 average annual concentration (mcg/m 3 ) -- LURBME model 5.9
PM2.5 average annual days over NAAQS No station
Ozone average annual days over NAAQS No station
Data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. Annual PM 2.5 Level (Monitor + Modeled). Accessed From Environmental Public Health Tracking Network: www.cdc.gov/ephtracking.
* EPA NAAQS for annual average PM2.5 concentration is 12 mcg/m 3 .

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% of Private Wells Tested that Exceeded MCLs1 for:

Uranium Nitrate Arsenic
-0.0%-
Testing Years: Uranium (1981-2016); Arsenic (1976-2015); Nitrate (2004-2012).
1 MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): standard set by EPA for drinking water quality.
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De Baca
County
New Mexico United States Bernalillo/NM
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Bernalillo/US
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10-year trend
% Population with BMI >30 27.8% 27.7% 28.9% similar similar -
% Population that currently smokes 20.5% 19.7% 17.5% similar similar -
Data Sources: BRFSS (2011-2015)
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.


This information was curated and analyzed for your public health planning by NM EPHT, a program of the New Mexico Department of Health. Want to learn more about integrating environmental and health information into your community? We are here to help. Contact us:

New Mexico Environmental Public Health Tracking
URL: https://nmtracking.org/
Email: doh-eheb@state.nm.us
Phone (toll-free): 1-888-878-8992


  • 10-year trends are determined using linear regression. Percentages can be interpreted as the rate of change over the most recent decade. For example, +2.5% indicates a rate of increase of 2.5% per decade, and -2.5% indicates a 2.5% rate of decrease per decade. Trends that were not statistically significant (p>0.05) appear as 'no trend'.
The NM EPHT Web site is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 5 U38EH000949 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Fri, 22 September 2017 12:55:43 from New Mexico EPHT Tracking Public Web site: https://nmtracking.org/ ".

Content updated: Fri, 9 Jun 2017 09:26:33 MDT