Background The authors report the first retrospective analysis of all reported cases of death from aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage in the state of New Mexico from 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2007.
Methods Data were obtained from the New Mexico Vital Records and Health Statistics Department in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Results The incidence of death from aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage in the state of New Mexico is 2.96/100 000 people per year. Each cultural subgroup and various risk factors in these patients were further analyzed.
Conclusions This report represents the first documented review of death from aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage in the state of New Mexico. There was a lower incidence in New Mexico compared with the national average. Cultural breakdowns and associated epidemiological factors are discussed.
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Competing interests None.
Ethics approval This study was exempted from IRB approval from the University of New Mexico.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
Data sharing statement The data used in this study are available from the New Mexico Vital Records and Health Statistics Department in Santa Fe, New Mexico and, as such, the data are readily available to the public for review. All deaths in the state of New Mexico are required to be presented to this Department. Data include deaths in all hospitals as well as nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, emergency rooms, hospices and homes.
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