Change Indicator

Infant mortality rate by race and ethnicity in New Mexico

Infant mortality rate by race and ethnicity

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Definition and Source



The number and rate of deaths of New Mexico infants younger than 1 year of age, by race and ethnicity. Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths, per 1,000 live births, within one year after birth.

Data Source

New Mexico Department of Public Health Indicator-Based Information System (NM-IBIS):, Infant Mortality, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics.


NA signifies that the count or rate has been suppressed by the NM Department of Health because the observed number of events is very small and not appropriate for publication.
When there is a small number of health events in a small population (e.g., race or ethnicity), problems with statistical instability may occur. An unstable count or rate may fluctuate widely across time periods. An unstable count or rate should be interpreted with caution and should not be used to predict outcomes. For more information on statistical stability, visit the NM-IBIS Reliability & Validity page,
NM-IBIS reports data using the race and ethnicity designations of the U.S. Census Bureau.

County-level data are available by request.

Last Updated

December 2023