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Cibola County Environmental Health Profile

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Cibola County New Mexico
County seat Grants -
Population (July 1, 2015) 27,590 2,099,856
% New Mexico population 1.3% 100%
Land area (sq. miles) 4,540 121,298
Persons per sq. mile (2015) 6.1 17.3
Resident live births (2015) 348 25,730
Deaths of NM residents (2015) 262 17,687
No. households (2011-2015) 11,088 909,565


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Cibola
County
New Mexico United States Bernalillo/NM
comparison *
Bernalillo/US
comparison *
10-year trend
% under age 5 7.2% 6.6% 6.3% higher higher -0.3%
% under age 18 24.4% 24.3% 23.3% higher higher -1.2%
% Age 65 or older 14.6% 14.7% 14.1% lower higher +2.3%
% Age 75 or older 6.2% 6.2% 6.2% lower lower +3.1%
% Hispanic 37.7% 47.4% 17.1% lower higher +0.8%
% White 20.9% 39.2% 62.3% lower lower -1.1%
% American Indian 39.3% 8.5% 0.7% higher higher -0.2%
% Black 1.4% 1.8% 12.3% lower lower +3.8%
% Asian 0.7% 1.3% 5.2% lower lower +2.9%
* 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.

Cibola
County
New Mexico United States Bernalillo/NM
comparison *
Bernalillo/US
comparison *
10-year trend
Median income $34,565 $44,963 $53,889 lower lower -
% in poverty 29.3% 21.0% 15.5% higher higher -
% Children under 5 in poverty 48.0% 34.0% 23.0% higher higher -
% Children under 18 in poverty 45.5% 29.4% 21.7% higher higher -
% Adults over 65 in poverty 12.8% 12.0% 9.4% similar similar -
% Unemployment 15.3% 5.4% 8.3% higher higher -
% High school diploma or higher 81.4% 84.2% 86.7% lower lower -
% Bachelors or higher 12.0% 26.3% 29.8% lower lower -
% Speaking English less than well 9.2% 26.1% 8.6% lower similar -
% Disabled 21.9% 14.6% 12.4% higher higher -
% with no health insurance 20.2% 16.4% 13.0% higher higher -
% Homes built before 1950 9.4% 9.2% 18.4% higher lower -
% Homes built before 1980 58.5% 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.

Cibola
County
New Mexico United States Bernalillo/NM
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Bernalillo/US
comparison *
10-year trend
Life expectancy at birth 75.7 78.6 78.8 lower lower no trend
Life expectancy at age 65 18.8 20.4 19.3 lower lower no trend
Years of potential life lost (per 100,000 residents) 1 9,973 7,716 6,601 higher higher no trend
Overall mortality rate (per 100,000) 889 736 824 higher higher no trend
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births) 4.7 5.6 6.0 similar similar no trend
% Infants with low birthweight (<2500 g) 9.0% 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

Cibola
County
New Mexico United States Bernalillo/NM
comparison *
Bernalillo/US
comparison *
10-year trend
Bladder cancer 8.6 15.1 20.1 lower lower no trend
Brain & other nervous system cancer 3.5 5.1 6.4 similar similar -7.8%
Breast cancer 106.2 133.8 125.0 similar similar no trend
Esophageal cancer 2.1 3.6 4.3 similar similar no trend
Kidney cancer 14.7 14.1 15.6 similar similar no trend
Laryngeal cancer 2.5 2.5 3.2 similar similar no trend
Leukemia 2.6 5.9 13.5 similar lower no trend
Liver cancer 15.6 9.6 8.4 similar similar no trend
Lung cancer 36.1 39.8 57.3 similar lower no trend
Melanoma 10.2 14.6 21.8 similar lower no trend
Mesothelioma 0.0 0.8 0.9 similar similar no trend
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 12.3 16.0 19.5 similar similar no trend
Oral & pharyngeal cancer 6.7 9.0 11.1 similar similar no trend
Pancreatic cancer 7.7 10.8 12.4 similar similar no trend
Thyroid cancer 12.8 15.7 13.9 similar similar no trend
% Population ever diagnosed with cancer (excluding melanoma) 1 6.2% 5.9% 6.7% similar similar no trend
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.

Cibola
County
New Mexico United States Bernalillo/NM
comparison *
Bernalillo/US
comparison *
10-year trend
% Children under age 6 tested for elevated blood lead 15.5% 8.7% - higher - +43.7%
% Children under age 6 tested with blood levels >10 ug/dl 0.1% 0.2% - lower - no trend
Carbon monoxide poisoning hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 22.3 10.2 - higher - no trend
Carbon monoxide poisoning emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 12.6 10.2 - similar - no trend
Carbon monoxide exposure calls (rate per 10,000 residents) 12.5 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.

Cibola
County
New Mexico United States Bernalillo/NM
comparison *
Bernalillo/US
comparison *
10-year trend
Asthma hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 10.2 8.7 - similar - no trend
Asthma emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 53.0 44.1 - higher - -
Asthma prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 14.4% 9.5% 9.0% higher higher no trend
COPD hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 9.2 9.2 - similar - no trend
COPD prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 1 8.1% 5.7% 6.3% higher similar no trend
Diabetes prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 2 15.1% 10.1% 9.8% higher higher no trend
Heart attack hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 13.7 12.2 - similar - -7.7%
Heat stress related emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 6.6 12.8 - lower - 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.
Cibola
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
Superfund Grants Chlorinated Solvents Plume Site URL
Superfund Griggs & Walnut Groundwater Plume Site URL
Superfund Jackpile-Paguate Uranium Mine Site URL
Brownfield Angel Fire Former Wastewater Treatment Plant Site URL
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
27.3%0.0%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
Bibo Mutual Domestic Water Assoc Arsenic (ug/L) 5.00 10 263
Bibo Mutual Domestic Water Assoc Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 263
Bibo Mutual Domestic Water Assoc Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 263
Bibo Mutual Domestic Water Assoc Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 263
Bibo Mutual Domestic Water Assoc Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 263
Bibo Mutual Domestic Water Assoc Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.00 80 263
Bibo Mutual Domestic Water Assoc Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 263
Bibo Mutual Domestic Water Assoc Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 263
Bibo Mutual Domestic Water Assoc Uranium (ug/L) 1.45 5 263
Bluewater Acres WUA Arsenic (ug/L) 1.00 10 371
Bluewater Acres WUA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.62 10 371
Bluewater Acres WUA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 371
Bluewater Acres WUA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 371
Bluewater Acres WUA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 371
Bluewater Acres WUA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 20.70 80 371
Bluewater Acres WUA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 371
Bluewater Acres WUA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.80 30 371
Bluewater Acres WUA Uranium (ug/L) 0.43 5 371
Bluewater Water And Sanitation District Arsenic (ug/L) 11.50 10 450
Bluewater Water And Sanitation District Atrazine (ug/L) 4.54 10 450
Bluewater Water And Sanitation District Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 450
Bluewater Water And Sanitation District Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 450
Bluewater Water And Sanitation District Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 450
Bluewater Water And Sanitation District Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 13.00 80 450
Bluewater Water And Sanitation District Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 450
Bluewater Water And Sanitation District Trihalomethane (ug/L) 7.00 30 450
Bluewater Water And Sanitation District Uranium (ug/L) 0.74 5 450
Grants Domestic Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 4.00 10 8,700
Grants Domestic Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 1.74 10 8,700
Grants Domestic Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 8,700
Grants Domestic Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 8,700
Grants Domestic Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 8,700
Grants Domestic Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 5.11 80 8,700
Grants Domestic Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.15 5 8,700
Grants Domestic Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 4.00 30 8,700
Grants Domestic Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.26 5 8,700
Milan Community Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 2.67 10 2,000
Milan Community Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 2.96 10 2,000
Milan Community Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 2,000
Milan Community Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 2,000
Milan Community Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 2,000
Milan Community Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 9.80 80 2,000
Milan Community Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 2,000
Milan Community Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 7.00 30 2,000
Milan Community Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.20 5 2,000
Moquino Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 31
Moquino Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 31
Moquino Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.18 6 31
Moquino Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.05 3 31
Moquino Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 31
Moquino Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 80 31
Moquino Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 31
Moquino Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 31
Moquino Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.68 5 31
Potco Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 2.67 10 100
Potco Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 2.96 10 100
Potco Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 100
Potco Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 100
Potco Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 100
Potco Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 9.80 80 100
Potco Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 100
Potco Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 7.00 30 100
Potco Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.20 5 100
San Mateo MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 192
San Mateo MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 192
San Mateo MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.03 6 192
San Mateo MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 192
San Mateo MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.03 5 192
San Mateo MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.46 80 192
San Mateo MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 192
San Mateo MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 192
San Mateo MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.77 5 192
San Rafael Water And Sanitation District Arsenic (ug/L) 5.80 10 886
San Rafael Water And Sanitation District Atrazine (ug/L) 0.87 10 886
San Rafael Water And Sanitation District Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.06 6 886
San Rafael Water And Sanitation District Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.03 3 886
San Rafael Water And Sanitation District Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 886
San Rafael Water And Sanitation District Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 2.50 80 886
San Rafael Water And Sanitation District Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 886
San Rafael Water And Sanitation District Trihalomethane (ug/L) 4.00 30 886
San Rafael Water And Sanitation District Uranium (ug/L) 0.07 5 886
Seboyeta Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 290
Seboyeta Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 290
Seboyeta Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 290
Seboyeta Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 290
Seboyeta Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 290
Seboyeta Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.00 80 290
Seboyeta Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 290
Seboyeta Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 290
Seboyeta Water System Uranium (ug/L) 1.38 5 290
Data Sources: NM EPHT (2015).
1 MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): standard set by EPA for drinking water quality.
Cibola
County
New Mexico United States Cibola/NM comparison * Cibola/US comparison * 10-year trend
% Population with BMI >30 37.1% 27.7% 28.9% higher higher no trend
% Population that currently smokes 25.8% 19.7% 17.5% higher higher no trend
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.


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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