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New Mexico - 2013



  • Outcomes Rank 26
  • Determinants Rank 35
  • Overall Rank 32
  • Diabetes Rank 32
  • Smoking Rank 24
  • Obesity Rank 21
NM Obesity (1990-2013) see more
  • Percentage of the population estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher.
  • Percentage of adults who are obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. (2011 BRFSS Methodology)


  • Low levels of air pollution
  • High per capita public health funding
  • Low rate of cancer deaths



  • Low high school graduation rate
  • High percentage of children in poverty
  • High percentage of uninsured population



  • New Mexico has a lower prevalence of binge drinking among adults than most other states, but has the highest rate of drug deaths at 24.1 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, physical inactivity decreased from 25.3 percent to 21.8 percent of adults; however, more than 330,000 adults are still physically inactive in New Mexico.
  • In the past 5 years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 67.0 to 53.2 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past 10 years, the infant mortality rate decreased from 6.5 to 5.5 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • In the past 10 years, deaths from cardiovascular disease decreased from 271.2 to 221.6 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • New Mexico ranks lower for determinants than for outcomes, indicating that overall healthiness may decline over time.



  • In New Mexico, 49.9 percent of adults aged 25 years and older with at least a high school education report their health is very good or excellent compared to only 16.6 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 33.3 percent.


State Health Department Web Site: www.health.state.nm.us

New Mexico - 2013



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