New Mexico, along with many southern U.S. states, has one of the lowest rates of skin cancer in the country, with 15.7 cases per 100,000 people, ranking at No. 48.
QuoteWizard compiled CDC data on Melanoma cases across the country and found:
• In hotter, southern states, people are hyper-aware of the need to protect themselves from the sun, with the lowest average rate of 16.95 cases, compared to the top 10 northern states at 31.65.
• Behaviors in sun exposure are likely the biggest factor, with southern states attuned to applying sunscreen and wearing suitable clothing.