What asthma data are available on the data portal?
- Emergency Department Visits
- Adult Prevalence (numbers and percentages of Maine adults who report having asthma through the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a telephone survey)
When possible, data may be explored by sex, age groups, education and income and for the following geographic breakdowns.
At the state and county level, data are available for single and combined years for 2001-2020. For towns, data are available for the years 2010-2014 and 2016-2020. Adult prevalence data are available for single and combined years for 2011-2014.
Why track Asthma?
Maine has some of the highest rates of asthma in the country. About 1 in 9 Mainers currently has asthma, compared to 1 in 12 nationally. Tracking asthma helps identify groups of people at high risk for asthma or with the highest burden of asthma and provide communities and health care providers with the data they need to develop and evaluate efforts to help prevent and control asthma.