Maine

Maine

Overall Rank: 20

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ME Overall (1990-2014) see more
  • ME - Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core measure is from the national average.
  • - Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core measure is from the national average.

Strengths

  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Low violent crime rate
  • Low prevalence of low birthweight

Challenges

  • High percentage of children in poverty
  • Low immunization coverage among children
  • Limited availability of dentists

Highlights

  • In the past 2 years, smoking decreased by 11 percent from 22.8 percent to 20.2 percent of adults. In 1990, the prevalence of smoking in Maine was 30.3 percent of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, immunization coverage among adolescents increased by 12 percent from 59.5 percent to 66.7 percent of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years.
  • In the past 5 years, high school graduation increased by 14 percent from 76.3 percent to 87.0 percent of incoming ninth graders.
  • Children in poverty is essentially unchanged in the past 25 years at 20.9 percent of children. In 1990, the rate was 21.6 percent of children.
  • In the past 2 years, drug deaths decreased by 16 percent from 13.1 to 11.0 deaths per 100,000 population.

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Core Measure Impact

Which measures have the greatest impact on a state's overall ranking? The size of the circle or length of the bar illustrate the impact that each individual measure has on the state's overall rank. Green measures have a positive impact and red measures have a negative impact on the state's overall ranking.

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 12 7.6 view View Actions
All Determinants 18 0.289 view View Actions
All Outcomes 29 0.014 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 31 17.2 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 40 205.4 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 9 215.4 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 35 20.9 view View Actions
Chlamydia 2 257 view View Actions
Dentists 35 51.1 view View Actions
Diabetes 22 9.6 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 15 26.1 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 12 11 view View Actions
High School Graduation 9 87 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 21 66.7 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 35 68 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 31 6.6 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 17 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 12 10.7 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 8 6.6 view View Actions
Obesity 24 28.9 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 11 3.7 view View Actions
Overall 20 0.303 view View Actions
Pertussis 44 55.5 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 11 23.3 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 30 3.8 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 30 4 view View Actions
Premature Death 20 6645 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 21 55.1 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 14 130.2 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 22 82.69 view View Actions
Salmonella 15 12.1 view View Actions
Smoking 32 20.2 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 5 81.4 view View Actions
Colorectal Cancer Screening 3 75.5 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 29 65.3 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 35 19.3 view View Actions
Fruits 6 1.5 view View Actions
Heart Attack 41 5.3 view View Actions
Heart Disease 40 5 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 32 33.3 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 35 39.7 view View Actions
High Health Status 9 55.6 view View Actions
Immunization Dtap 36 83 view View Actions
Immunization HPV female 4 45.8 view View Actions
Immunization MCV4 29 71.2 view View Actions
Income Disparity 13 0.453 view View Actions
Income Disparity Ratio 32 4.55 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 15 32.4 view View Actions
Median Household Income 50121 view View Actions
Median Household Income 50121 view View Actions
Median Household Income 33 50121 view View Actions
Median Household Income 33 50121 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 11.6 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 31 40924 view View Actions
Physical Activity 11 76.7 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 4 9.3 view View Actions
Stroke 12 2.5 view View Actions
Suicide 28 14.8 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 7 19.4 view View Actions
Teeth Extractions 44 8.2 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 30 13.7 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 23 6.7 view View Actions
Vegetables 7 2.01 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 12.8 view View Actions

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