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Maine - 2011

Overall
Ranking

10

  • Outcomes Rank 18
  • Determinants Rank 8
  • Overall Rank 10
  • Diabetes Rank 25
  • Smoking Rank 28
  • Obesity Rank 24
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 geographic disparity within the state
  • Low rate of uninsured population
  • Low violent crime rate
  • Ready access to early prenatal care

 

Challenges:

  • High rate of cancer deaths
  • Low immunization coverage

 

Highlights:

  • In the past five years, obesity increased from 22.7 percent to 27.4 percent of the population; 360,000 people in Maine are now obese.
  • In the past ten years, diabetes increased from 6.0 percent to 8.7 percent of adults; 114,000 adults now have diabetes.
  • In the past ten years, the percentage of children in poverty increased from 8.9 percent to 17.8 percent of persons under age 18.
  • In the past year, geographic disparity within the state decreased from 7.8 percent to 6.7 percent.
  • Maine ranks higher for determinants than for outcomes, indicating that overall healthiness should improve over time.
  • While smoking has decreased from 23.8 percent to 18.2 percent of adults in the past ten years, 239,000 people still smoke in Maine.

 

Disparities:

  • In Maine, smoking is more prevalent among Hispanics at 23.2 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 17.6 percent. Whereas, obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanic whites at 26.7 percent than among Hispanics at 21.0 percent.

 

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

Maine - 2011

Overall
Ranking

10

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