Childhood Injury

Unintentional fatal injury rate

Figure: The rate of unintentional fatal injuries in children age 1-4 years old per 100,000 population in New Mexico

Data Source: Web-based injury statistics and query system, WISQARS & NM-IBIS

How is New Mexico Doing?

There were 32 unintentional injury deaths in this age group during the three-year period 2019-2021.

How does New Mexico compare to the nation?

The 2021 NM rate is the same as the 2017 national rate (7.9/100,000 population).

What does this mean?

Motor vehicle fatalities are the leading cause of death for this age group. Factors such as poverty, single parent households, education level of parents, race and ethnicity, access to health care, and safe communities are associated with overall child wellbeing and may contribute to high rates of unintentional injury deaths in this age group.

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