Aroostook County, ME Health


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Aroostook County in Maine is home to an area of rural beauty and strong community spirit. The county is served by many local hospitals and medical facilities, ensuring that residents have access to quality healthcare services. These facilities provide a variety of services such as emergency care, diagnostic imaging, surgery, and primary care services for the roughly 70,000 residents of Aroostook County. To further support the health of the community, there are also numerous health clinics throughout the county that offer free or low-cost care. Together these resources help keep people in Aroostook County healthy and safe.

The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.

Physicians per Capita

There are 217 physicians per 100,000 population in Aroostook County. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Aroostook County area is 128.6 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

128.6 / 100

Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Aroostook County area is 60 (100=best). The US average is 55.

60 / 100

Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.

Superfund Index

The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Aroostook County area is 61 (100=best). The US average is 87.

61 / 100

The EPA's Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation's most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.

Quick Facts

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Aroostook County commutes 17.6 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

Air Quality Index

The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Aroostook County area is 95 (100=best). The US average is 58.

95 / 100

This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

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