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County Health Rankings 2013

County health rankings for 2011, with a state map and data charts, are reported in an earlier article.  The two complement each other.

Numbers under each category indicate the rank among Maine counties  in 2013, with “1” being the healthiest ranking.  See Maine’s rank in quality of health care and causes of death (mortality).

Health  Outcomes

Factors Affecting Health Outcomes

Summary

County

Mortality

Morbidity

Behavior

Clinical

Soc/Econ

Environ

Outcomes

Factors

Hancock 2 1 4 11 8 1 1 6
Franklin 6 10 6 6 13 5 8 10
Cumberland 3 3 1 1 1 12 2 1
Sagadahoc 1 5 3 5 3 10 3 2
Lincoln 13 6 2 9 7 2 11 4
York 4 4 7 3 2 9 4 3
Knox 14 2 5 10 6 4 5 5
Waldo 8 12 8 12 9 6 10 9
Kennebec 9 8 9 2 5 7 7 7
Piscataquis 16 15 14 8 14 3 16 14
Penobscot 10 9 10 7 4 15 9 8
Androscoggin 7 7 12 4 11 8 6 11
Aroostook 11 13 13 14 10 16 13 12
Somerset 8 12 8 12 9 6 10 9
Washington 15 11 15 16 16 14 14 16
Oxford 5 14 11 13 12 11 12 13

Health Outcomes

Mortality (length of life) 50%

Premature death

Morbidity (quality of life) 50%

Poor or fair health; Poor physical health days; Poor mental health days; Low birthweight

Health Factors

Health Behaviors

Adult smoking Adult obesity; Physical inactivity; Excessive drinking; Motor vehicle crash death rate; Sexually transmitted infections; Teen birth rate

Clinical Care

Uninsured; Primary care physicians; Dentists; Preventable hospital stays; Diabetic screening; Mammography screening

Social & Economic Factors

High school graduation; Some college; Unemployment; Children in poverty; Inadequate social support; Children in single-parent households; Violent crime rate

Physical Environment

Daily fine particulate matter; Drinking water safety; Access to recreational facilities; Limited access to healthy foods; Fast food restaurants

Additional resources

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “County Health Rankings & Roadmaps: A Healthier Nation County by County.” 2013. http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/app/maine/2013/rankings/outcomes/overall/by-rank

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