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New Mexico - 2012

Overall
Ranking

36

  • Outcomes Rank 25
  • Determinants Rank 42
  • Overall Rank 36
  • Diabetes Rank 30
  • Smoking Rank 26
  • Obesity Rank 17
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)

Strengths:

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

 

Challenges:

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

 

Highlights:

  • Although New Mexico has a lower rate of sedentary lifestyle than most other states in the U.S., there are still 395,000 sedentary adults in the state.
  • In the past five years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 67.0 to 54.9 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees
  • In the past ten years, infant mortality decreased from 6.8 to 5.4 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • Last year, 27.6 percent of persons under age 18 lived in poverty; this year it is 31.7 percent.
  • New Mexico ranks lower for determinants than for outcomes, indicating that overall healthiness may decline over time.

 

Disparities:

  • In New Mexico, obesity is more prevalent among Hispanics at 30.7 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 20.6 percent; smoking is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 23.6 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 15.9 percent; and sedentary lifestyle is more prevalent among Hispanics at 26.3 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 18.7 percent.

 

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

New Mexico - 2012

Overall
Ranking

36

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