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Maine - 2013

Overall
Ranking

16

  • Outcomes Rank 25
  • Determinants Rank 12
  • Overall Rank 16
  • Diabetes Rank 23
  • Smoking Rank 29
  • Obesity Rank 28
ME Obesity (1990-2013) see more
  • Percentage of the population estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher.
  • Percentage of adults who are obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. (2011 BRFSS Methodology)

Strengths:

  • Low violent crime rate
  • Low percentage of uninsured population
  • Low prevalence of low birthweight

 

Challenges:

  • High prevalence of binge drinking
  • High rate of cancer deaths
  • Limited availability of dentists

 

Highlights:

  • In the past year, the prevalence of smoking decreased significantly from 22.8 percent to 20.3 percent of adults; however more than 220,000 adults still smoke in Maine.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of obesity increased slightly from 27.8 percent to 28.3 percent of adults; more than 310,000 adults are obese.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among adolescents increased from 59.5 percent to 65.0 percent of persons aged 13 to 17 years.
  • After increasing from 1993 through 2006, the percentage of low birthweight infants stabilized at approximately 6.5 percent of births.
  • The prevalence of diabetes continues to rise; almost 110,000 adults in Maine have diabetes.
  • In the past 5 years, the infant mortality rate decreased from 6.4 to 5.5 deaths per 1,000 live births, returning to levels obtained in the early 2000s.

 

Disparities:

  • In Maine, 58.7 percent of adults aged 25 years and older with at least a high school education report their health is very good or excellent compared to only 28.8 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 29.9 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.maine.gov/dhhs

Maine - 2013

Overall
Ranking

16

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