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Complete Health Indicator Report of Air Quality - Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Level

Definition

Annual average (based on seasonal averages and daily measurement) ambient concentrations (microgram per cubic meter, g/m3) of PM2.5

Numerator

Days in which a county exceeded the national standard for ambient air concentrations of PM2.5.

Denominator

Varies

Data Interpretation Issues

This measure provides a general indication of the overall trend in annual PM2.5 concentrations. It may be affected by density and placement of monitors, and coverage will vary across the country and within states. It does not directly reflect exposure. Certain geographic areas, such as those near busy roads, are likely to have higher values. It is important to understand that this indicator is not for use compliance determination with NAAQS or reasonable further progress toward attaining compliance. The relationship between ambient concentrations and personal exposure is largely unknown and varies depending upon pollutant, activity patterns, and microenvironments.

Why Is This Important?

Long-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is related to a variety of adverse health conditions. Each 10 ug/m3 elevation in PM2.5 is related to an 8% increase in lung cancer mortality, a 6% increase in cardiopulmonary mortality, and a 4% increase in death from general causes. (1)

Other Objectives

CDC Environmental Public Health Tracking, Nationally Consistent Data and Measures (EPHT NCDM)


Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

PM2.5 Levels Over the National Ambient Air Quality Standard - Annual Percentage of Days With PM2.5 Levels Over the National Ambient Air Quality Standard, in Counties Where Monitors Exist 2009-2014

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Year: Consecutive Calendar Years 2005-2015CountyAnnual Percentage of DaysNote
Record Count: 234
2009Bernalillo**Insufficient Data
2009Catron**Data Not Available
2009Chaves**Insufficient Data
2009Cibola**Data Not Available
2009Colfax**Data Not Available
2009Curry**Data Not Available
2009De Baca**Data Not Available
2009Dona Ana0.27
2009Eddy**Data Not Available
2009Grant**Insufficient Data
2009Guadalupe**Data Not Available
2009Harding**Data Not Available
2009Hidalgo**Data Not Available
2009Lea**Insufficient Data
2009Lincoln**Data Not Available
2009Los Alamos**Data Not Available
2009Luna**Data Not Available
2009McKinley**Data Not Available
2009Mora**Data Not Available
2009Otero**Data Not Available
2009Quay**Data Not Available
2009Rio Arriba**Data Not Available
2009Roosevelt**Data Not Available
2009Sandoval**Insufficient Data
2009San Juan**Insufficient Data
2009San Miguel**Data Not Available
2009Santa Fe**Insufficient Data
2009Sierra**Data Not Available
2009Socorro**Data Not Available
2009Taos**Data Not Available
2009Torrance**Data Not Available
2009Union**Data Not Available
2009Valencia**Data Not Available
2010Bernalillo0
2010Catron**Data Not Available
2010Chaves**Insufficient Data
2010Cibola**Data Not Available
2010Colfax**Data Not Available
2010Curry**Data Not Available
2010De Baca**Data Not Available
2010Dona Ana1.92
2010Eddy**Data Not Available
2010Grant**Insufficient Data
2010Guadalupe**Data Not Available
2010Harding**Data Not Available
2010Hidalgo**Data Not Available
2010Lea**Insufficient Data
2010Lincoln**Data Not Available
2010Los Alamos**Data Not Available
2010Luna**Data Not Available
2010McKinley**Data Not Available
2010Mora**Data Not Available
2010Otero**Data Not Available
2010Quay**Data Not Available
2010Rio Arriba**Data Not Available
2010Roosevelt**Data Not Available
2010Sandoval**Data Not Available
2010San Juan**Insufficient Data
2010San Miguel**Data Not Available
2010Santa Fe**Insufficient Data
2010Sierra**Data Not Available
2010Socorro**Data Not Available
2010Taos**Data Not Available
2010Torrance**Data Not Available
2010Union**Data Not Available
2010Valencia**Data Not Available
2011Bernalillo1.37
2011Catron**Data Not Available
2011Chaves**Insuffcient Data
2011Cibola**Data Not Available
2011Colfax**Data Not Available
2011Curry**Data Not Available
2011De Baca**Data Not Available
2011Dona Ana3.84
2011Eddy**Data Not Available
2011Grant**Insufficient Data
2011Guadalupe**Data Not Available
2011Harding**Data Not Available
2011Hidalgo**Data Not Available
2011Lea**Insufficient Data
2011Lincoln**Data Not Available
2011Los Alamos**Data Not Available
2011Luna**Data Not Available
2011McKinley**Data Not Available
2011Mora**Data Not Available
2011Otero**Data Not Available
2011Quay**Data Not Available
2011Rio Arriba**Data Not Available
2011Roosevelt**Data Not Available
2011Sandoval**Data Not Available
2011San Juan**Insufficient Data
2011San Miguel**Data Not Available
2011Santa Fe**Insufficient Data
2011Sierra**Data Not Available
2011Socorro**Data Not Available
2011Taos**Data Not Available
2011Torrance**Data Not Available
2011Union**Data Not Available
2011Valencia**Data Not Available
2012Bernalillo3.01
2012Catron**Data Not Available
2012Chaves**Data Not Available
2012Cibola**Data Not Available
2012Colfax**Data Not Available
2012Curry**Data Not Available
2012De Baca**Data Not Available
2012Dona Ana0
2012Eddy**Data Not Available
2012Grant**Data Not Available
2012Guadalupe**Data Not Available
2012Harding**Data Not Available
2012Hidalgo**Data Not Available
2012Lea0
2012Lincoln**Data Not Available
2012Los Alamos**Data Not Available
2012Luna**Data Not Available
2012McKinley**Data Not Available
2012Mora**Data Not Available
2012Otero**Data Not Available
2012Quay**Data Not Available
2012Rio Arriba**Data Not Available
2012Roosevelt**Data Not Available
2012Sandoval**Data Not Available
2012San Juan0
2012San Miguel**Data Not Available
2012Santa Fe0
2012Sierra**Data Not Available
2012Socorro**Data Not Available
2012Taos**Data Not Available
2012Torrance**Data Not Available
2012Union**Data Not Available
2012Valencia**Data Not Available
2012NM1.32
2013Bernalillo22.74
2013Catron**Data Not Available
2013Chaves**Data Not Available
2013Cibola**Data Not Available
2013Colfax**Data Not Available
2013Curry**Data Not Available
2013De Baca**Data Not Available
2013Dona Ana0.93
2013Eddy**Data Not Available
2013Grant**Data Not Available
2013Guadalupe**Data Not Available
2013Harding**Data Not Available
2013Hidalgo**Data Not Available
2013Lea0.92
2013Lincoln**Data Not Available
2013Los Alamos**Data Not Available
2013Luna**Data Not Available
2013McKinley**Data Not Available
2013Mora**Data Not Available
2013Otero**Data Not Available
2013Quay**Data Not Available
2013Rio Arriba**Data Not Available
2013Roosevelt**Data Not Available
2013Sandoval**Data Not Available
2013San Juan0
2013San Miguel**Data Not Available
2013Santa Fe0
2013Sierra**Data Not Available
2013Socorro**Data Not Available
2013Taos**Data Not Available
2013Torrance**Data Not Available
2013Union**Data Not Available
2013Valencia**Data Not Available
2013NM10.43
2014Bernalillo14.52
2014Catron**Data Not Available
2014Chaves**Data Not Available
2014Cibola**Data Not Available
2014Colfax**Data Not Available
2014Curry**Data Not Available
2014De Baca**Data Not Available
2014Dona Ana0
2014Eddy**Data Not Available
2014Grant**Data Not Available
2014Guadalupe**Data Not Available
2014Harding**Data Not Available
2014Hidalgo**Data Not Available
2014Lea0
2014Lincoln**Data Not Available
2014Los Alamos**Data Not Available
2014Luna**Data Not Available
2014McKinley**Data Not Available
2014Mora**Data Not Available
2014Otero**Data Not Available
2014Quay**Data Not Available
2014Rio Arriba**Data Not Available
2014Roosevelt**Data Not Available
2014Sandoval**Data Not Available
2014San Juan0
2014San Miguel**Data Not Available
2014Santa Fe0
2014Sierra**Data Not Available
2014Socorro**Data Not Available
2014Taos**Data Not Available
2014Torrance**Data Not Available
2014Union**Data Not Available
2014Valencia**Data Not Available
2014NM7.1

Data Notes

In the Data Table, double asterisks (**) designates missing data. The reason for the missing data will be indicated in the same row of the table. - "Insufficient Data" means monitors were not running for at least 75% of the time for that year. - "Data Not Available" means either there was no monitoring equipment in the area, or the monitoring equipment was not operating.

Data Source

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Air Quality System Monitoring Data, State Air Monitoring Data. http://www.epa.gov/air/data/aqsdb.html


Days With PM2.5 Over the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) - Annual Number of Person-days by County (Where Monitors Exist) 2009-2014

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Year: Consecutive Calendar Years 2005-2015CountyNumber of Person-daysNote
Record Count: 231
2009Bernalillo**Insufficient Data
2009Catron**Data Not Available
2009Chaves**Insufficient Data
2009Cibola**Data Not Available
2009Colfax**Data Not Available
2009Curry**Data Not Available
2009De Baca**Data Not Available
2009Dona Ana205,879
2009Eddy**Data Not Available
2009Grant**Insufficient Data
2009Guadalupe**Data Not Available
2009Harding**Data Not Available
2009Hidalgo**Data Not Available
2009Lea**Insufficient Data
2009Lincoln**Data Not Available
2009Los Alamos**Data Not Available
2009Luna**Data Not Available
2009McKinley**Data Not Available
2009Mora**Data Not Available
2009Otero**Data Not Available
2009Quay**Data Not Available
2009Rio Arriba**Data Not Available
2009Roosevelt**Data Not Available
2009Sandoval**Insufficient Data
2009San Juan**Insufficient Data
2009San Miguel**Data Not Available
2009Santa Fe**Insufficient Data
2009Sierra**Data Not Available
2009Socorro**Data Not Available
2009Taos**Data Not Available
2009Torrance**Data Not Available
2009Union**Data Not Available
2009Valencia**Data Not Available
2010Bernalillo0
2010Catron**Data Not Available
2010Chaves**Insufficient Data
2010Cibola**Data Not Available
2010Colfax**Data Not Available
2010Curry**Data Not Available
2010De Baca**Data Not Available
2010Dona Ana1,459,607
2010Eddy**Data Not Available
2010Grant**Insuffcient Data
2010Guadalupe**Data Not Available
2010Harding**Data Not Available
2010Hidalgo**Data Not Available
2010Lea**Insuffcient Data
2010Lincoln**Data Not Available
2010Los Alamos**Data Not Available
2010Luna**Data Not Available
2010McKinley**Data Not Available
2010Mora**Data Not Available
2010Otero**Data Not Available
2010Quay**Data Not Available
2010Rio Arriba**Data Not Available
2010Roosevelt**Data Not Available
2010Sandoval**Data Not Available
2010San Juan**Insuffcient Data
2010San Miguel**Data Not Available
2010Santa Fe**Insufficient Data
2010Sierra**Data Not Available
2010Socorro**Data Not Available
2010Taos**Data Not Available
2010Torrance**Data Not Available
2010Union**Data Not Available
2010Valencia**Data Not Available
2011Bernalillo3,362,836
2011Catron**Data Not Available
2011Chaves**Insufficient Data
2011Cibola**Data Not Available
2011Colfax**Data Not Available
2011Curry**Data Not Available
2011De Baca**Data Not Available
2011Dona Ana2,987,456
2011Eddy**Data Not Available
2011Grant**Insufficient Data
2011Guadalupe**Data Not Available
2011Harding**Data Not Available
2011Hidalgo**Data Not Available
2011Lea**Insufficient Data
2011Lincoln**Data Not Available
2011Los Alamos**Data Not Available
2011Luna**Data Not Available
2011McKinley**Data Not Available
2011Mora**Data Not Available
2011Otero**Data Not Available
2011Quay**Data Not Available
2011Rio Arriba**Data Not Available
2011Roosevelt**Data Not Available
2011Sandoval**Data Not Available
2011San Juan**Insufficient Data
2011San Miguel**Data Not Available
2011Santa Fe**Insufficient Data
2011Sierra**Data Not Available
2011Socorro**Data Not Available
2011Taos**Data Not Available
2011Torrance**Data Not Available
2011Union**Data Not Available
2011Valencia**Data Not Available
2012Bernalillo7,410,736
2012Catron**Data Not Available
2012Chaves**Data Not Available
2012Cibola**Data Not Available
2012Colfax**Data Not Available
2012Curry**Data Not Available
2012De Baca**Data Not Available
2012Dona Ana0
2012Eddy**Data Not Available
2012Grant**Data Not Available
2012Guadalupe**Data Not Available
2012Harding**Data Not Available
2012Hidalgo**Data Not Available
2012Lea0
2012Lincoln**Data Not Available
2012Los Alamos**Data Not Available
2012Luna**Data Not Available
2012McKinley**Data Not Available
2012Mora**Data Not Available
2012Otero**Data Not Available
2012Quay**Data Not Available
2012Rio Arriba**Data Not Available
2012Roosevelt**Data Not Available
2012Sandoval**Data Not Available
2012San Juan0
2012San Miguel**Data Not Available
2012Santa Fe0
2012Sierra**Data Not Available
2012Socorro**Data Not Available
2012Taos**Data Not Available
2012Torrance**Data Not Available
2012Union**Data Not Available
2012Valencia**Data Not Available
2013Bernalillo56,182,959
2013Catron**Data Not Available
2013Chaves**Data Not Available
2013Cibola**Data Not Available
2013Colfax**Data Not Available
2013Curry**Data Not Available
2013De Baca**Data Not Available
2013Dona Ana727,992
2013Eddy**Data Not Available
2013Grant**Data Not Available
2013Guadalupe**Data Not Available
2013Harding**Data Not Available
2013Hidalgo**Data Not Available
2013Lea228,352
2013Lincoln**Data Not Available
2013Los Alamos**Data Not Available
2013Luna**Data Not Available
2013McKinley**Data Not Available
2013Mora**Data Not Available
2013Otero**Data Not Available
2013Quay**Data Not Available
2013Rio Arriba**Data Not Available
2013Roosevelt**Data Not Available
2013Sandoval**Data Not Available
2013San Juan0
2013San Miguel**Data Not Available
2013Santa Fe0
2013Sierra**Data Not Available
2013Socorro**Data Not Available
2013Taos**Data Not Available
2013Torrance**Data Not Available
2013Union**Data Not Available
2013Valencia**Data Not Available
2014Bernalillo35,923,670
2014Catron**Data Not Available
2014Chaves**Data Not Available
2014Cibola**Data Not Available
2014Colfax**Data Not Available
2014Curry**Data Not Available
2014De Baca**Data Not Available
2014Dona Ana0
2014Eddy**Data Not Available
2014Grant**Data Not Available
2014Guadalupe**Data Not Available
2014Harding**Data Not Available
2014Hidalgo**Data Not Available
2014Lea0
2014Lincoln**Data Not Available
2014Los Alamos**Data Not Available
2014Luna**Data Not Available
2014McKinley**Data Not Available
2014Mora**Data Not Available
2014Otero**Data Not Available
2014Quay**Data Not Available
2014Rio Arriba**Data Not Available
2014Roosevelt**Data Not Available
2014Sandoval**Data Not Available
2014San Juan0
2014San Miguel**Data Not Available
2014Santa Fe0
2014Sierra**Data Not Available
2014Socorro**Data Not Available
2014Taos**Data Not Available
2014Torrance**Data Not Available
2014Union**Data Not Available
2014Valencia**Data Not Available

Data Notes

In the Data Table, double asterisks (**) designates missing data. The reason for the missing data will be indicated in the same row of the table. - "Insufficient Data" means monitors were not running for at least 75% of the time for that year. - "Data Not Available" means either there was no monitoring equipment in the area, or the monitoring equipment was not operating.

References and Community Resources

ALA (American Lung Association). 2004. State of the Air 2004. Available: http://lungaction.org/reports/sota04_full.html Cannon J. 1990. The Health Costs of Air Pollution: A Survey of Studies Published 1984 1989. New York: American Lung Association. Dockery DW, Pope CA. 1994. Acute respiratory effects of particulate air pollution. Annu Rev Public Health 15:107-132.

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

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