New Hampshire

Ranking Highlights

2019 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking10-5
Access and Affordability40
Prevention and Treatment80
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost18-3
Healthy Lives9-3
Medicaid ExpansionYes


New HampshireAverage
Total Population1,325,207320,842,721
Median Household Income$80,895$65,727
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)19%31%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic90%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic1%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic5%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy4%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Infant mortality
  • Adults without a dental visit
  • Adults without a usual source of care

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Drug poisoning deaths
  • Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need
  • Home health patients with a hospital admission

Most Improved Indicators

  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Adults with any mental illness who did not receive treatment
  • Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Suicide deaths
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18-64
  • Drug poisoning deaths

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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Estimated Gains New Hampshire Could Expect if Performance Improves to Match Top States

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the New England regionGains for New Hampshire
38,68438,684more adults and children, beyond those who already gained coverage through the ACA, would be insured
21,59310,796fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
20,08620,086more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
1,3111,311more children (ages 19-35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
21,5806,935fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
380fewer premature deaths (before age 75) would occur from causes that are potentially treatable or preventable with timely and appropriate care

Estimated impact if this state’s performance improved to the rate of two benchmark levels — a national benchmark set at the level of the best-performing state and a regional benchmark set at the level of the top-performing state in region ( Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Plains, Rocky Mountains, Southeast, Southwest, West). Benchmark states have an estimated impact of zero (0).