• Androscoggin County lies in the midst of the southwestern section of Maine and hosts two of Maine’s largest cities, Lewiston and Auburn. Centrally located, Lewiston/Auburn is less than one hour from the mountains, the seacoast, Portland, Augusta, and Freeport.  

    • Total Area: 497 square miles

    • Population (2010 census): 107,702

    • Population Density: 229 people per square mile

    • Public Health District: Western - District 3

Priority Metric for Primary Outcome State Rate
 
County Rate
 
Increase Childhood Immunizations % 19-35 month olds up-to-date (i.e.received all doses) for a series of seven immunizations (Oct 2015) 76% 71%
Decrease Tobacco Use % Adults who smoke daily or some days (2012-2014) 20%  24%
Decrease Obesity % Adults with obesity (Body Mass Index >30.0) (2012-2014) 29%  35% 
Decrease Preventable Hospitalizations Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions per 1,000 Medicare Enrollees  59 (58-60) 58 (54-62)
Decrease Cardiovascular Deaths Age-adjusted rate of cardiovascular deaths, per 100,000 population (2012-2014)

195

225 (213-236)
Decrease Cancer Deaths Age-adjusted rate of cancer deaths, per 100,000 population (2012-2014) 175 170
Decrease Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction Age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths, per 100,000 population (2009-2014) 12.7 13.8
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