Data & Reports - 2011 Maine Women's Health Report

Although women make up over half of the U.S. population, their unique health needs have not received adequate attention in medical and public health research and practice. A 1985 report by the Department of Health and Human Services, Women's Health: Report of the Public Health Service Task Force, concluded that health care and health information provided to women was compromised due to the lack of research on women's health issues.1 Since this report, there have been significant advances in research on women's health, which have led to improved prevention, diagnosis, intervention and health outcomes for women, but there are still areas where little progress has been made.

The goal of this report is to provide data on major health concerns among women in Maine in order to inform, educate, and improve women's lives. The health indicators documented here provide a useful baseline for understanding women's health. This report provides the up-to-date information on women's access to care, physical and mental health status, reproductive health, substance use and abuse, chronic disease, injury, as well as health activities and use of preventive

  • Introduction (pdf*)
  • Chapter 1 (pdf*): Demographic and Socioeconomic Profile - Race & Ethnicity, Income, Age, Marital Status, Employment
  • Chapter 2 (pdf*): Reproductive Health
  • Chapter 3 (pdf*): Chronic Disease - COPD, Asthma, Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Oral Health
  • Chapter 4 (pdf*): Unintentional and Intentional Injury
  • Chapter 5 (pdf*): Mental Health
  • Chapter 6 (pdf*): Substance Abuse
  • Chapter 7 (pdf*): Health Risks and Health Promotion - Obesity, Physical Activity, Nutrition and Tobacco
  • Chapter 8 (pdf*): Cancer Screening - Pap Smears, Mammograms, and Colorectal Screening
  • Chapter 9 (pdf*): Healthcare Access
  • Conclusion (pdf*)

Complete Maine Women's Health Report (pdf*)