Report reveals where health rankings of New Mexico women and children

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE)– A report on the health of women and children in the United States has been released, and the results may surprise you on where New Mexico stands.

The American’s Health Rankings took an in depth look at over 60 measures of health and well-being and New Mexico came in at 37th. Health of women ranked at 39th, children ranked at 40th, and infant health ranked at 25th.

United Healthcare’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Denise Leonardi, joined KRQE’s This Morning team to discuss the report. Watch above.

Although the above rankings may be surprising, New Mexico has areas that are performing well.

New Mexico ranks 1st for lowest risk for cesarean delivery and 4th with a high percentage of children ages zero to 17 with adequate health insurance.

Also New Mexico ranks 7th best in low prevalence of excessive drinking in women.

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