NM State & County Health Statistics

Health reform is already making a difference. The Department of Health and Human Services offers a state-by-state Affordable Care Act Fact Sheets with data through 2013. Follow this link to learn about health care in NM.

  • This link is perhaps not worth putting up, since the New Mexico Department of Health latest data here is 2003. (It's a shame to see they don't update the online data; it used to be a great resource.) Still, you can check it out for perhaps contact info. To see individual county health profiles, visit the New Mexico Department of Health.

  • The Kaiser Family Foundation's State Health Facts web page gives us all kinds of health and wellness related facts on New Mexico. Some state rankings include:

  • Among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, New Mexico has been ranked:

    • 48th for women getting prenatal care in their first trimester (Florida and New Hampshire not included in ranking):
    • 3rd in teen death rate
    • 3rd in adolescent/teen suicide rate
    • 4th highest for teen birth rate
    • 4th highest for diabetes death rate
    • 4th highest in death rate due to firearms
    • 6th highest in violent crime offenses rate
    • 7th highest for motor vehicle death rate
    • 10th highest in percentage of children overweight
  • Also, the Annie E. Casey Foundation publishes the Kids Count Data Center which has various child/youth health indicator data for both the U.S. and the individual states. You can generate state profiles, rankings, graphs, and maps.