Stats of the State of Maine

Maine Birth Data 2017
Maine Birth Data 2017 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 39.0 27th) 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 29.9 31st 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 8.7 45th 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 13.1 42nd 18.8
Low Birthweight Rate 7.1 39th 8.3
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

ME Leading Causes of Death, 2017
ME Leading Causes of Death, 2017 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Cancer 3,391 170.8 9th 152.5
2. Heart Disease 2,844 143.5 39th 165.0
3.  Accidents 990 68.0 6th 49.4
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 982 48.7 15th 40.9
5. Stroke 736 37.5 25th (tie) 37.6
6. Alzheimer’s disease 601 30.4 32nd 31.0
7. Diabetes 395 19.7 34th 21.5
8. Flu/Pneumonia 301 15.2 18th 14.3
9. Suicide 274 18.9 16th (tie) 14.0
10.  Kidney Disease 260 13.0 24th 13.0

 

Maine Mortality Data
Maine Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 172 11.7 39,773 12.0
Homicide 19 n/a 19,511 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 424 34.4 70,237 21.7

 

Other Maine Data
Other Maine Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.7 5.8
Marriage Ratepdf icon 7.6 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 3.2 2.9†

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories. Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted. Refer to source notes below for more detail.
**** State estimate is unavailable.
† Excludes data for California, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, and New Mexico.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.

Sources:

2017 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 67, No. 8pdf icon; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2017 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this reportpdf icon. States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

Maine Birth Data 2016
Maine Birth Data 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 39.7 24th (tie) 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 28.9 35th 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 8.6 45th (tie) 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 14.7 42nd 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 7.1 37th 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

ME Leading Causes of Death, 2016
ME Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Cancer 3,275 168.9 12th 155.8
2. Heart Disease 2,907 149.5 37th 165.5
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 928 47.4 18th 40.6
4. Accidents 909 62.4 8th 47.4
5. Stroke 663 34.4 34th 37.3
6. Alzheimer’s disease 577 29.6 29th (tie) 30.3
7. Diabetes 463 23.9 13th (tie) 21.0
8. Kidney Disease 239 12.4 26th 13.1
9. Flu/Pneumonia 231 12.0 32nd (tie) 13.5
10.  Suicide 226 15.9 22nd 13.5

 

Maine Mortality Data
Maine Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 123 8.3 38,658 11.8
Homicide 19 n/a 19,103 6.1
Drug Overdose Deaths 353 28.7 63,632 19.8

 

Other Maine Data
Other Maine Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.8 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 7.7 9.0††
Marriage Ratepdf icon 7.6 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 3.4 3.2†

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories. Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted. Refer to source notes below for more detail.
†Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, and New Mexico.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.
 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2016pdf icon; 2016 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 67, No. 1pdf icon; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2016 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this reportpdf icon. States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

Maine Birth Data 2015
Maine Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 40.5 23rd 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 29.4 34th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 8.5 39th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 15.4 42nd 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 6.9 38th (tie) 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

ME Leading Causes of Death, 2015
ME Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Cancer 3,398 178.0 8th 158.5
2. Heart Disease 3,009 157.3 28th 168.5
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 1,025 53.6 11th 41.6
4. Accidents 802 53.8 14th 43.2
5. Stroke 616 32.6 41st 37.6
6. Alzheimer’s disease 544 28.4 30th 29.4
7. Diabetes 407 21.9 26th (tie) 21.3
8. Flu/Pneumonia 333 17.6 16th 15.2
9. Suicide 235 16.0 20th 13.3
10. Kidney Disease 211 11.4 31st (tie) 13.4

 

Maine Mortality Data
Maine Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 144 9.8 36,252 11.1
Homicide 22 1.7 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 269 21.2 52,404 16.3

 

Other Maine Data
Other Maine Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.6 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

8.8

7.7

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Ratepdf icon 7.6 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 3.4 3.1†

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories. Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted. Refer to source notes below for more detail.
†Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.
 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2015pdf icon and Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2016pdf icon; 2015 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 66, No. 1pdf icon; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2015 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this reportpdf icon. States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

Maine Birth Data 2014
Maine Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 41.2 21st 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 29.8 33rd (tie) 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 8.4 42nd (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 16.5 42nd 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 7.6 30th (tie) 8.0
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

ME Leading Causes of Death, 2014
ME Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 3,209 170.3 14th 161.2
2.  Heart Disease 2,776 147.9 36th (tie) 167.0
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 896 48.1 16th 40.5
4.  Accidents 690 45.8 24th 40.5
5.  Stroke 628 33.2 33rd 36.5
6.  Alzheimer’s disease 434 22.7 39th 25.4
7.  Diabetes 414 22.4 18th 20.9
8.  Flu/Pneumonia 258 13.7 36th (tie) 15.1
9.  Kidney Disease 223 11.7 30th 13.2
10.  Suicide 220 15.7 20th (tie) 13.0

 

Maine Mortality Data
Maine Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 133 9.4 33,594 10.3
Homicide 23 2.0 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 216 16.8 47,055 14.7

 

Other Maine Data
Other Maine Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.7 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 11.3 11.5
Marriage Ratepdf icon 7.7 6.9†
Divorce Ratepdf icon 3.6 3.2††

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories.  Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted.  Refer to source notes below for more detail.
†Excludes data for Georgia.
††Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
n/a – Data not available.
 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2014pdf icon; 2014 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 64, No. 12pdf icon; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2014 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this reportpdf icon.  States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates.  When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

 

Page last reviewed: April 11, 2018