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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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.