What data about carbon monoxide poisoning are available on the data portal?
- Homes with Carbon Monoxide Detectors
- Emergency Department Visits
- Deaths (Mortality)
Data about homes with carbon monoxide detectors are available for the years 2004, and 2009-2013. Emergency department visit data are available for 2001-2011. Hospitalization data are available for single and/or combined years for 2001-2012. Mortality data are available for single years for 2000-2012.
Why track carbon monoxide poisoning?
By tracking carbon monoxide poisoning data, we can monitor trends over time and identify groups at high-risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Maine also uses survey data to track the percentage of homes in Maine that have a CO detector. Combined, these measures are used to plan and evaluate prevention efforts and track the impact of public health policy aimed at preventing carbon monoxide poisoning.
Where can I find more information about carbon monoxide poisoning?
- Find data from other states about carbon monoxide poisoning on the National Tracking Network
- Learn how the Maine Tracking Network is helping track the effect of a state law requiring carbon monoxide detectors in certain residencies, including all rental units
- Learn more about preventing carbon monoxide poisoning from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention