April 15, 2015

The state of New Mexico scores higher than the nation overall in births to unmarried mothers, preterm births, teen births and low birthweights.

However, among the 10 leading causes of death in the United States, New Mexico has mortality rates that are lower than the U.S. rates for the following causes: heart disease, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, influenza/pneumonia and kidney disease.

Here is a list of the 15 leading causes of death in New Mexico in 2012 with ICD 10 codes:

1. Malignant neoplasms (C00-C97)

2. Diseases of heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51)

3. Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01-X59,Y85-Y86)

4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47)

5. Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69)

6. Diabetes mellitus (E10-E14)

7 (tie).  Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74)

7 (tie). Intentional self-harm (suicide) (*U03,X60-X84,Y87.0)

9. Alzheimer’s disease (G30)

10. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (N00-N07,N17-N19,N25-N27)

11. Influenza and pneumonia (J09-J18)

12. Septicemia (A40-A41)

13. Parkinson’s disease (G20-G21)

14. Essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease (I10,I12,I15)

15. Assault (homicide) (*U01-*U02,X85-Y09,Y87.1)