Mapping premature deaths in New Mexico


Where you live in New Mexico plays a role in whether you are more likely to live to a ripe old age or die prematurely from a traffic injury, violence or a drug overdose.

And by one measure – the rate of premature deaths weighted by age – a part of metropolitan Albuquerque bordered by Interstate 25, Cesar Chavez/Bridge, the Rio Grande and Interstate 40 is the deadliest place in New Mexico.

It’s also an area where drug overdoses accounted for about 60 percent of premature deaths weighted by age, according to data released by the state Department of Health.


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