In the fall of 2015, BMI data were collected on 8,167 kindergarten and third grade students in 63 randomly-selected public elementary schools throughout New Mexico. Data were analyzed by grade, gender, and race/ethnicity and results have been weighted to appropriately represent the kindergarten and third grade New Mexico public school populations. The results are illustrated in the 2015 New Mexico Childhood Obesity Update.
This report presents data from 2008 to 2012 on cancer incidence and mortality. This time period was chosen because it represents the most current publically available data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results program. For Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data, the most current available year/set of years was used. BRFSS data on cancer risk behaviors were available from 2011-2013. BRFSS data on cancer screening were available for the year 2012.