With a large percentage of its population living in rural areas, Maine faces obstacles to providing adequate prenatal and maternity care to many women. The vast majority (96.2%) of Maine residents are non-Hispanic white, 1.2% are African American/black, 1.4% are Hispanic and 1.2% have other racial/ethnic backgrounds.
Hiersteiner, Dorothy, "Women’s Health Disparities and Midwifery Care: Spotlight on Maine" (2010). Publications from the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy. 46.