Health in Bangor Metro Area, Maine
The Bangor, ME Metro Area is home to a variety of health providers and facilities. It has many hospitals and medical centers including Eastern Maine Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Northern Light Healthcare Network, and Acadia Hospital. These hospitals provide comprehensive health care services ranging from general practitioners to specialists in specific areas such as cardiology or oncology. Additionally, the area has many local medical facilities providing primary care services for general illnesses and minor injuries, as well as labs for diagnostic testing. These facilities are staffed with highly trained professionals who offer quality care for people living in the area. Overall, the Bangor Metro Area provides excellent health care services to its residents.
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 331 physicians per 100,000 population in Bangor Metro Area. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
HEALTH COST INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Bangor Metro Area area is 109.7 (lower=better). The US average is 100.
109.7 / 100
Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.
WATER QUALITY INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Bangor Metro Area 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.
The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Bangor Metro Area area is 69 (100=best). The US average is 87.
69 / 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.
Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Bangor Metro Area commutes 22.5 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 Bangor Metro Area area is 83 (100=best). The US average is 58.
83 / 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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Physicians per Capita