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State Profile

New Mexico

Population (2019): 2.096 million

New Mexico’s public health outcomes stack up unevenly against those of the United States, and it has not taken several steps that would strengthen its preparedness for public health emergencies. Deaths owed to drug misuse, alcohol, or suicide outpace the country as a whole. Its rates of obesity and related conditions indicate a mixed picture, with the percentage of adults with obesity lower than the U.S. median, even as rates of diabetes and hypertension rank in the middle of the pack. Finally, the state achieved a score of three out of a possible 10 measures of public health preparedness for diseases, disasters, and bioterrorism.

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New Mexico at a glance

51.1

Percent of population (age 6 months or older) who received seasonal flu vaccination, 2020-21

Medium Tier

Public health emergency preparedness performance tier (High, Medium, Low), 2021

31.6

Percent of adults who have hypertension, 2020

12.2

Percent of adults who have diabetes, 2020

15.2

Percent of children age 10-17 who have obesity, 2018-19

30.9

Percent of adults who have obesity, 2020

106.8

Deaths related to alcohol, drugs, or suicide (per 100,000), 2020

24.2

Suicide deaths (per 100,000), 2020

41.5

Drug-related deaths (per 100,000), 2020

43.2

Alcohol-related deaths (per 100,000), 2020

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