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Here Are The 10 Unhealthiest Counties In New Mexico

We recently created an article about the 10 healthiest counties in our state. Today, we’re using the same data from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps to look at the unhealthiest counties in New Mexico.

These statistics factor in things like health behaviors, clinical care, the physical environment, along with social and economic factors. They assess length of life and how healthy people feel.

While there are doubtless healthy people living in counties that scored poorly and unhealthy ones residing in counties that did well, these numbers are useful in identifying overall trends.

So, here are the 10 least healthy counties in New Mexico.

Do these findings surprise you? How do you think we can improve health across our state?

*Harding County’s data was incomplete, so it couldn’t be included in the rankings. An unofficial scan of the stats for this county suggests it would fall somewhere in the middle of the pack.

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.