Maine

Maine

Overall Rank: 16

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ME All Outcomes (1990-2013) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

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.

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Core Measure Impact

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 10 7.5 view View Actions
All Determinants 12 0.327 view View Actions
All Outcomes 25 0.039 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 33 17.7 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 39 203.5 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 13 223.3 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 17 16.2 view View Actions
Chlamydia 4 232.9 view View Actions
Dentists 35 51.1 view View Actions
Diabetes 23 9.7 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 29 29.9 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 21 11.7 view View Actions
High School Graduation 13 82.8 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 20 65.0 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 12 72.6 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 17 5.52 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 20 -0.216 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 6 9.8 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 9 6.7 view View Actions
Obesity 28 28.3 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 9 3.4 view View Actions
Overall 16 0.366 view View Actions
Pertussis 48 15.6 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 15 20.9 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 30 4 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 29 4.1 view View Actions
Premature Death 19 6618 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 26 62.4 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 14 129.1 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 21 85.69 view View Actions
Salmonella 10 10.2 view View Actions
Smoking 29 20.3 view View Actions
Violent Crime 1 122.7 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 7 80.5 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 29 65.3 view View Actions
Fruits 8 1.07 view View Actions
Health Status 9 56.2 view View Actions
Heart Attack 39 5.10 view View Actions
Heart Disease 38 5.1 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 32 32.2 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 42 40.9 view View Actions
Income Disparity 15 0.445 view View Actions
Low Health Status 20 16.06 view View Actions
Median Household Income 29 49158 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 11.5 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 28 39481 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 4 9.6 view View Actions
Stroke 27 2.94 view View Actions
Suicide 21 13.4 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 7 20.8 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 36 15 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 28 7.7 view View Actions
Vegetables 1 0.9 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 15.2 view View Actions