WHAT DO RISING CHRONIC DISEASE RATES MEAN FOR NEW MEXICO?
Projected total cost of chronic disease from 2016-2030 in New Mexico is $268 billion. In 2015, 1.2 million people in New Mexico had at least 1 chronic disease, 490 thousand had 2 or more chronic diseases. Chronic disease could cost New Mexico $12.8 billion in medical costs and an extra $5.1 billion annually in lost employee productivity (average per year 2016-2030).
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