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Harding County Environmental Health Profile

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Harding County New Mexico
County seat Mosquero -
Population (July 1, 2015) 692 2,099,856
% New Mexico population 0.03% 100%
Land area (sq. miles) 2,125 121,298
Persons per sq. mile (2015) 0.3 17.3
Resident live births (2015) 4 25,730
Deaths of NM residents (2015) 10 17,687
No. households (2011-2015) 512 909,565


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Harding
County
New Mexico United States Harding/NM
comparison *
Harding/US
comparison *
10-year trend
% under age 5 3.5% 6.6% 6.3% lower lower no trend
% under age 18 11.7% 24.3% 23.3% lower lower -3.6%
% Age 65 or older 33.0% 14.7% 14.1% higher higher +1.8%
% Age 75 or older 17.2% 6.2% 6.2% higher higher +2.6%
% Hispanic 43.2% 47.4% 17.1% lower higher -0.6%
% White 56.8% 39.2% 62.3% higher lower +0.7%
% American Indian 0.0% 8.5% 0.7% lower lower -11.4%
% Black 0.0% 1.8% 12.3% lower lower -8.0%
% Asian 0.0% 1.3% 5.2% lower lower no trend
* 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.

Harding
County
New Mexico United States Harding/NM
comparison *
Harding/US
comparison *
10-year trend
Median income $33,393 $44,963 $53,889 lower lower -
% in poverty 10.4% 21.0% 15.5% lower similar -
% Children under 5 in poverty 3.0% 34.0% 23.0% lower similar -
% Children under 18 in poverty 5.2% 29.4% 21.7% lower lower -
% Adults over 65 in poverty 17.6% 12.0% 9.4% similar similar -
% Unemployment 6.0% 5.4% 8.3% similar similar -
% High school diploma or higher 88.5% 84.2% 86.7% lower lower -
% Bachelors or higher 25.5% 26.3% 29.8% similar similar -
% Speaking English less than well 4.1% 26.1% 8.6% lower similar -
% Disabled 22.0% 14.6% 12.4% similar higher -
% with no health insurance 7.8% 16.4% 13.0% lower similar -
% Homes built before 1950 52.5% 9.2% 18.4% higher higher -
% Homes built before 1980 83.8% 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.

Harding
County
New Mexico United States Harding/NM comparison * Harding/US comparison * 10-year trend
Life expectancy at birth 87.5 78.6 78.8 higher higher no trend
Life expectancy at age 65 25.2 20.4 19.3 higher higher no trend
Years of potential life lost (per 100,000 residents) 1 4,344 7,716 6,601 lower lower no trend
Overall mortality rate (per 100,000) 424 736 824 lower lower no trend
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births) 0.0 5.6 6.0 similar similar no trend
% Infants with low birthweight (<2500 g) - 9.0% 8.0% - - 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

Harding
County
New Mexico United States Harding/NM comparison * Harding/US comparison * 10-year trend
Bladder cancer 0.0 15.1 20.1 similar similar no trend
Brain & other nervous system cancer - 5.1 6.4 - - no trend
Breast cancer 365.2 133.8 125.0 similar similar no trend
Esophageal cancer 0.0 3.6 4.3 similar similar no trend
Kidney cancer - 14.1 15.6 - - no trend
Laryngeal cancer 0.0 2.5 3.2 similar similar no trend
Leukemia - 5.9 13.5 - - no trend
Liver cancer 0.0 9.6 8.4 similar similar no trend
Lung cancer - 39.8 57.3 - - 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 - 16.0 19.5 - - no trend
Oral & pharyngeal cancer 0.0 9.0 11.1 similar similar no trend
Pancreatic cancer - 10.8 12.4 - - no trend
Thyroid cancer 0.0 15.7 13.9 similar similar no trend
% Population ever diagnosed with cancer (excluding melanoma) 1 - 5.9% 6.7% - - -
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.

Harding
County
New Mexico United States Harding/NM comparison * Harding/US comparison * 10-year trend
% Children under age 6 tested for elevated blood lead 2.2% 8.7% - similar - no trend
% 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.

Harding
County
New Mexico United States Harding/NM comparison * Harding/US comparison * 10-year trend
Asthma hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) - 8.7 - - - no trend
Asthma emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 14.3 44.1 - lower - -
Asthma prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) - 9.5% 9.0% - - -
COPD hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 25.3 9.2 - similar - no trend
COPD prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 1 - 5.7% 6.3% - - -
Diabetes prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 2 - 10.1% 9.8% - - -
Heart attack hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) - 12.2 - - - no trend
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.
Harding
County
*PM2.5 average annual concentration (mcg/m 3 ) -- LURBME model 5.4
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
-0.0%-
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
None
Data Sources: NM EPHT (2015).
1 MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): standard set by EPA for drinking water quality.
Harding
County
New Mexico United States Harding/NM comparison * Harding/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:

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 12:55:54 from New Mexico EPHT Tracking Public Web site: https://nmtracking.org/ ".

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