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Guadalupe County Environmental Health Profile

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Guadalupe County New Mexico
County seat Santa Rosa -
Population (July 1, 2015) 4,471 2,099,856
% New Mexico population 0.2% 100%
Land area (sq. miles) 3,031 121,298
Persons per sq. mile (2015) 1.5 17.3
Resident live births (2015) 43 25,730
Deaths of NM residents (2015) 37 17,687
No. households (2011-2015) 2,261 909,565


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Guadalupe
County
New Mexico United States Guadalupe/NM
comparison *
Guadalupe/US
comparison *
10-year trend
% under age 5 4.4% 6.6% 6.3% lower lower -2.0%
% under age 18 19.4% 24.3% 23.3% lower lower -1.6%
% Age 65 or older 18.9% 14.7% 14.1% higher higher +3.1%
% Age 75 or older 9.3% 6.2% 6.2% higher higher +5.3%
% Hispanic 79.9% 47.4% 17.1% higher higher -0.1%
% White 16.5% 39.2% 62.3% lower lower +0.3%
% American Indian 1.3% 8.5% 0.7% lower higher +2.6%
% Black 1.6% 1.8% 12.3% lower lower no trend
% Asian 0.8% 1.3% 5.2% lower lower -2.5%
* 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.

Guadalupe
County
New Mexico United States Guadalupe/NM
comparison *
Guadalupe/US
comparison *
10-year trend
Median income $30,772 $44,963 $53,889 lower lower -
% in poverty 14.1% 21.0% 15.5% lower similar -
% Children under 5 in poverty 25.0% 34.0% 23.0% similar similar -
% Children under 18 in poverty 20.4% 29.4% 21.7% similar similar -
% Adults over 65 in poverty 10.7% 12.0% 9.4% similar similar -
% Unemployment 1.2% 5.4% 8.3% lower lower -
% High school diploma or higher 74.9% 84.2% 86.7% lower lower -
% Bachelors or higher 13.5% 26.3% 29.8% lower lower -
% Speaking English less than well 5.6% 26.1% 8.6% lower lower -
% Disabled 22.6% 14.6% 12.4% higher higher -
% with no health insurance 9.2% 16.4% 13.0% lower lower -
% Homes built before 1950 32.4% 9.2% 18.4% higher higher -
% Homes built before 1980 73.3% 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.

Guadalupe
County
New Mexico United States Guadalupe/NM comparison * Guadalupe/US comparison * 10-year trend
Life expectancy at birth 79.1 78.6 78.8 similar similar +0.7%
Life expectancy at age 65 26.3 20.4 19.3 higher higher +6.0%
Years of potential life lost (per 100,000 residents) 1 11,631 7,716 6,601 higher higher no trend
Overall mortality rate (per 100,000) 744 736 824 similar similar -2.1%
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births) - 5.6 6.0 - - no trend
% Infants with low birthweight (<2500 g) 8.0% 9.0% 8.0% similar similar no trend
% Pre-term births (<37 weeks) 8.0% 9.0% 9.5% similar similar 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

Guadalupe
County
New Mexico United States Guadalupe/NM comparison * Guadalupe/US comparison * 10-year trend
Bladder cancer 10.0 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 175.3 133.8 125.0 similar similar no trend
Esophageal cancer 0.0 3.6 4.3 similar similar no trend
Kidney cancer 10.2 14.1 15.6 similar similar no trend
Laryngeal cancer 0.0 2.5 3.2 similar similar no trend
Leukemia 0.0 5.9 13.5 similar similar no trend
Liver cancer 14.9 9.6 8.4 similar similar no trend
Lung cancer 33.0 39.8 57.3 similar similar no trend
Melanoma 5.2 14.6 21.8 similar lower no trend
Mesothelioma 0.0 0.8 0.9 similar similar no trend
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 22.7 16.0 19.5 similar similar no trend
Oral & pharyngeal cancer 5.0 9.0 11.1 similar similar no trend
Pancreatic cancer 20.3 10.8 12.4 similar similar no trend
Thyroid cancer 12.0 15.7 13.9 similar similar no trend
% Population ever diagnosed with cancer (excluding melanoma) 1 6.7% 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.

Guadalupe
County
New Mexico United States Guadalupe/NM comparison * Guadalupe/US comparison * 10-year trend
% Children under age 6 tested for elevated blood lead 11.3% 8.7% - higher - +2036.5%
% Children under age 6 tested with blood levels >10 ug/dl 0.0% 0.2% - lower - 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.

Guadalupe
County
New Mexico United States Guadalupe/NM comparison * Guadalupe/US comparison * 10-year trend
Asthma hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 8.4 8.7 - similar - no trend
Asthma emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 35.6 44.1 - similar - -
Asthma prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 2.3% 9.5% 9.0% lower similar -
COPD hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 17.4 9.2 - similar - -9.2%
COPD prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 1 5.5% 5.7% 6.3% similar similar -
Diabetes prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 2 10.0% 10.1% 9.8% similar similar -
Heart attack hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 17.5 12.2 - similar - -7.8%
Heat stress related emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 11.6 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.
Guadalupe
County
*PM2.5 average annual concentration (mcg/m 3 ) -- LURBME model 5.6
PM2.5 average annual days over NAAQS No monitor
Ozone average annual days over NAAQS No monitor
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 .

Type Site Name EPA Webpage for Site
None
Data Sources: US EPA (2017). Some of these pages may be restricted and not available to the public. We have utilized the URLs provided by the EPA.


% of Private Wells Tested that Exceeded MCLs1 for:

Uranium Nitrate Arsenic
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Testing Years: Uranium (1981-2016); Arsenic (1976-2015); Nitrate (2004-2012).
Only a minority of private wells in each county have been tested for these constituents. Therefore, these percentages only refer to wells that have been sampled and may not be representative of the county as a whole.
1 MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): standard set by EPA for drinking water quality.
Water System Contaminant Average level MCL 1 Number of
people served
Hollywood Ranch Domestic WUA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 43
Hollywood Ranch Domestic WUA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.50 10 43
Hollywood Ranch Domestic WUA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.03 6 43
Hollywood Ranch Domestic WUA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 43
Hollywood Ranch Domestic WUA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 43
Hollywood Ranch Domestic WUA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 5.23 80 43
Hollywood Ranch Domestic WUA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 43
Hollywood Ranch Domestic WUA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.00 30 43
Hollywood Ranch Domestic WUA Uranium (ug/L) 0.00 5 43
Puerto De Luna MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 300
Puerto De Luna MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.50 10 300
Puerto De Luna MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.03 6 300
Puerto De Luna MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 300
Puerto De Luna MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 300
Puerto De Luna MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 6.66 80 300
Puerto De Luna MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 300
Puerto De Luna MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 1.00 30 300
Puerto De Luna MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.02 5 300
Sangre De Cristo Regional MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 346
Sangre De Cristo Regional MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.44 10 346
Sangre De Cristo Regional MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.59 6 346
Sangre De Cristo Regional MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.05 3 346
Sangre De Cristo Regional MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 346
Sangre De Cristo Regional MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 1.96 80 346
Sangre De Cristo Regional MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 346
Sangre De Cristo Regional MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.33 30 346
Sangre De Cristo Regional MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.08 5 346
Santa Rosa Water Supply Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 2,432
Santa Rosa Water Supply Atrazine (ug/L) 0.50 10 2,432
Santa Rosa Water Supply Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.03 6 2,432
Santa Rosa Water Supply Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 2,432
Santa Rosa Water Supply Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 2,432
Santa Rosa Water Supply Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 5.65 80 2,432
Santa Rosa Water Supply Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 2,432
Santa Rosa Water Supply Trihalomethane (ug/L) 1.00 30 2,432
Santa Rosa Water Supply Uranium (ug/L) 0.02 5 2,432
Vaughn Duran Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 6.20 10 790
Vaughn Duran Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.50 10 790
Vaughn Duran Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.05 6 790
Vaughn Duran Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 790
Vaughn Duran Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 790
Vaughn Duran Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.44 80 790
Vaughn Duran Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 790
Vaughn Duran Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 5.77 30 790
Vaughn Duran Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.13 5 790
Data Sources: NM EPHT (2015).
1 MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): standard set by EPA for drinking water quality.
Guadalupe
County
New Mexico United States Guadalupe/NM comparison * Guadalupe/US comparison * 10-year trend
% Population with BMI >30 - 27.7% 28.9% - - -
% Population that currently smokes - 19.7% 17.5% - - -
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:

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