Maine Public Health Data Reports

Maine Public Health Data Reports are the collation of documents, reports, images, and other information published by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

What's new?

2012 State health Assessment Data now available
168 indicators in 22 topic areas provide an overview of the health status of Maine people.  Wherever possible, the data is also presented by county, public health district, sex, age, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, and for a limited number of indicators, by income and educational status.  Trends for up to ten years are also provided.

 

How Can We Help You?
Find information about a specific health topic.
Find health information about areas of Maine, i.e. a health district or county.
Compare health information across health districts.
Find information about local services for individuals & families.
Find out what a term or data source means.
Read a document in PDF format.
Leave comments and feedback.

Find Information About a Specific Health Topic.

On the left, you will see a variety of Public Health Indicators. These are divided into categories such as respiratory health, stroke, cardiovascular health, etc. Select the area that you are interested in to see if there is a more specific sub-category that describes what you are looking for.

Once you have found the topic you are interested in, you can choose between reports, fact sheets, tables, maps and graphics.

Comparison Tables also known as the Maine CDC / DHHS District-State-US Public Health Indicator Comparison Tables (2008) summarize health district level information and compare each District to state and national data.

District Health Profiles also known as the Maine CDC/DHHS District Health Profiles (2007) have been created for each District. You can choose to see a complete health district report or a section of the report detailing a specific public health indicator or domain.

Reports are primarily issued by statewide programs specific to a category (e.g. cancer) or a population (e.g. adolescents) and are available as complete documents for you to download and/or print. They may or may not offer information available by state plus substate geographic areas, e.g. service regions, health districts, counties, etc.

Fact sheets, maps and graphs are graphic or summarized visual information specific to a categorical topic or population. They may or may not be available in both state and substate areas.

Find Health Information About Areas of Maine, i.e. a Health District or County.

If you are not sure which health district a town or county falls under, look at the section on the right under the heading of Additional Resources, called Maine Health and Human Services Districts.

On the right, under the heading Reports, there is a section called Maine CDC/DHHS District Health Profiles.

Comprehensive District Health Profiles have been created for each District. You can choose to see a complete district report or a section of the report detailing a specific public health indicator and category.

Also under the heading Reports, there is a section called Regional and Local Reports. This includes all available county-level reports.

The Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) website provides over 200 measures for each county of the United States as well as comparisons to "peer" areas of the country that are considered peers based on such factors as population size, frontier status, and poverty.? The website also has the ability to provide a report on a community and has a mapping tool.

If you don't find what you are looking for, please check back later or contact the program likely linked to the information to learn if they have the information you are seeking readily available for release or when it might be available. Our website is always being updated.

Compare Health Information Across Health Districts.

On the right, under the heading Reports, there is a section titled the Maine CDC / DHHS District-State-US Public Health Indicator Comparison Tables. These tables summarize district level information for numerous health indicators and compare each district to state and national data.

With these tables is a list of key points on how to interpret the data between districts for comparison purposes. In particular, please review the description of confidence intervals to decide if there are true differences.

Find Information About Local Services for Individuals & Families.

On the left, under each health indicator, there is a section called Useful Websites. This is a list of additional public health information sites external to Maine CDC where health indicator-specific information can be found.

On the right, under Additional Resources, there is an icon which will take you to the website of 2-1-1 Maine, Inc. - a health and human services information and referral service system which serves individuals and families across the entire State of Maine.

Find Out What a Term or Data Source Means.

On the left, there is a section Additional Resources where you can find the definition of a term, a description of a data source, and technical notes.

Read a Document in PDF Format.

Most of the documents on this web site are in pdf format. Click here http://www.adobe.com to download the free Adobe (PDF) Reader.

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