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Maine - 2012

Overall
Ranking

15

  • Outcomes Rank 31
  • Determinants Rank 11
  • Overall Rank 15
  • Diabetes Rank 26
  • Smoking Rank 33
  • Obesity Rank 25
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 prevalence of low birthweight
  • Low rate of uninsured population
  • Low violent crime rate

 

Challenges:

  • High prevalence of obesity
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High rate of cancer deaths

 

Highlights:

  • In the past five years, infant mortality decreased from 6.3 to 5.6 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • In the past ten years, the percentage of children in poverty increased from 11.8 percent to 17.7 percent of persons under age 18.
  • In the past ten years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 75.9 to 59.3 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past year, public health funding decreased from $86 to $83 per person.
  • Maine ranks higher for determinants than for outcomes, indicating that overall healthiness may improve over time.
  • Almost 250,000 adults smoke in Maine and almost 300,000 adults are obese.

 

Disparities:

  • In Maine obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanics whites at 27.0 percent than Hispanics at 20.9 percent; sedentary lifestyle is more prevalent among non-Hispanic whites at 21.8 percent than Hispanics at 16.7 percent; and smoking is more prevalent among Hispanics at 25.1 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 17.4 percent.

 

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

Maine - 2012

Overall
Ranking

15

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