Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention An Office of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services

We are a funded partner of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network.

Environmental Public Health Tracking

Visit the national network to find data for other states and cities in the network.

About the Data Portal

Make your own tables, charts, trend charts, and maps in the data portal.

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.

Looking for the data? Go to the data portal.

Data Portal Topics

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Explore Lyme disease incidence and deer tick data spanning more than a decade to see how the disease 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 prevalence data.

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

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. 

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