Data Topics

Since launching in 2009 with just a few topics, the Maine Tracking Network data portal has continued to expand, and now includes the topics listed below.

While exploring a topic in the data portal, you can choose variables that allow you to explore differences and trends among population subgroups, geographic areas, and time periods and display the results of your custom queries in tables, charts, trend charts, or maps.

Check back often for new topics, new measures for existing topics, new years of data, or new display functionality. View the Data Updates page to see when the Maine Tracking Network added new data.

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Data Portal Topics

Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)

Hospitalization rates and counts for acute myocardial infarction (often called heart attack) are available on the data portal.

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Air Quality

In the data portal, you can find the number or percent of days in each Maine county that exceeded the National Ambient Air Quality standard for ozone and particulate matter for the years 1999-2014.

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The Maine Tracking Network uses data collected by hospitals to track asthma-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations. It also includes information on the number and percentage of Maine adults with asthma.

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Birth Defects

The Maine Tracking Network lets you explore 12 different birth defects and create reports of prevalance rates for each one. Prevalence rates tell you how often a birth defect occurs in every 10,000 live births.

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Birth Outcomes

In the birth outcomes content area, you can search vital statistics data such as birth and death records. These data can help determine if rates of reproductive health outcomes differ between geographic areas of the state.

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Search data from the Maine Cancer Registry to find the incidence of selected cancers (breast, brain, leukemia, lymphoma, and others). Explore how incidence differs over time and by age, sex, and geography. 

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

In the data portal, you can find out what percentage of homes have carbon monoxide detectors. Also, see how many emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths due to carbon monoxide poisoning occur in Maine.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Explore emergency department visits and hospitalization rates and counts for COPD on the data portal. Find out how COPD varies among Maine towns and counties, and across age groups and sexes.

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Cold-Related Illness

The Maine Tracking Network tracks emergency department visits and hospitalizations for cold-related illness to understand how Mainers are affected by exposure to cold temperatures and to monitor at-risk populations.

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Heat Illness

Find emergency department visits and hospitalizations due to heat illness to understand how Mainers are affected by hot weather. Plus, search survey data on the percentage of homes that have air conditioning. 

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Lead Poisoning

Maine tracks several measures associated with childhood lead poisoning such as blood lead screening and children with blood lead levels greater than or equal to 5 ug/dL. In addition, you can search census data about the number of homes built before 1950 and poverty levels—two major risk factors for childhood lead poisoning.

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Private Well Water

Get data related to six analytes commonly found in private well water in Maine for your town, Healthy Maine Partnership service area, and the state. Also find out what percentage of homes in your area have wells and what percentage have been tested. 

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Public Water Supply

The data portal contains water quality data about usage and contaminant levels for public water supplies.

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The Maine Tracking Network has radon in air test results at the town, county, and state level. Maine also uses survey data to track the percentage of homes in Maine that report testing their air for radon, if a result was elevated, and if the levels were reduced.

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Tickborne Diseases

Explore Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and babesiosis incidence and deer tick data spanning more than a decade to see how the diseases and its vector have spread throughout Maine. Look for differences in disease rates between towns, counties and population subgroups. Also explore several years of adult Lyme disease prevalence data.

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