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Chart 29
Admission Rates for Adult Medical Conditions as Compared to Prevalence of High Blood Pressure

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These charts show how many people in a community have a certain condition. Chart 29 shows what proportion or percent of people in the listed communities with diagnosed high blood pressure. Charts 30-32 show the percent of people with diagnosed high cholesterol, asthma, and diabetes. This disease burden information comes from surveys done on behalf of the Federal Government. The charts also show the variation of hospital admissions for medical conditions for the same communities. The proportion of people with high blood pressure (or high cholesterol, asthma, or diabetes) were graphed on top of the variation of hospital admissions for medical conditions (as seen in Chart 8) to allow you to compare the two. The point of this exercise is to attempt to show that the variation in hospital admissions rates is not the result of more chronically ill people in a community. Using these graphs, we can not conclude that the different rates of hospital admissions are related to the different rates of disease burden. In fact we feel that the trend suggests that they are not associated with the disease burden in the community and that what we see is not due to chance.

For an overview of how to read our Medical Variation Charts, click here.

Visual graphic for Variation in Admission Rates for Adult Medical Conditions as Compared to Prevalence of High Blood Pressure for Hospital Service Areas

AREA NAME Percent Difference Betw. Observed to Expected Admission Rates for Adult Medical Conditions  High Blood Pressure Prevalence AREA NAME
GREENVILLE 41% 21.7%  
CARIBOU-VAN BUREN 33% 26.1%  
BAR HARBOR 32% 29.7%  
MILLINOCKET 31% 24.3%  
PITTSFIELD 31% 23.3%  
CALAIS 27% 41.0%  
FORT FAIRFIELD 27% 40.4%  
FORT KENT 27% 29.8%  
ELLSWORTH 19% 32.4%  
SKOWHEGAN 14% 35.1%  
MACHIAS 13% 33.0%  
DAMARISCOTTA 12% 27.2%  
LINCOLN 11% 35.4%  
PRESQUE ISLE 10% 30.0%  
RUMFORD 9% 29.5%  
WATERVILLE 9% 27.1%  
DOVER-DEXTER 8% 31.7%  
HOULTON 7% 28.3%  
BELFAST 5% 27.9%  
BANGOR 4% 26.6%  
BRIDGTON 2% 20.4%  
MAINE TOTALS 0% 26.9%  
ROCKLAND 0% 26.9%  
 
-4% 24.3% BATH
 
-7% 31.7% BOOTHBAY HARBOR
 
-7% 25.4% PORTLAND
 
-8% 26.1% FARMINGTON
 
-9% 26.3% LEWISTON
 
-10% 26.0% AUGUSTA
 
-12% 30.3% NORWAY
 
-12% 27.7% BIDDEFORD
 
-13% 27.8% SANFORD
 
-13% 21.7% BRUNSWICK
 
-19% 21.6% BLUE HILL



I. Variation Charts
chart 1 intro > chart 1 | ssa intro > chart 1A > chart 1B | chart 2 intro > chart 2 | chart 3 intro > chart 3 | chart 4 intro > chart 4
chart 5 intro > chart 5 | chart 6 intro > chart 6 | chart 7 intro > chart 7 | chart 8 intro > chart 8
chart 9 intro > chart 9 | chart 10 intro > chart 10 | chart 11 intro > chart 11
II. Quality Analysis Charts
chart 12 intro > chart 12 | chart 13 | chart 14 | chart 15 | chart 16 | chart 17 | chart 18 | chart 19 | chart 20 | chart 21
chart 22 | chart 23 | chart 24 | chart 25 | chart 26 | chart 27 | chart 28
III. Disease Burden Charts
chart 29 | chart 30 | chart 31 | chart 32
IV. Demo Chart Quality
chart 33
V. Demo Chart Variation
chart 34
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