• Aroostook County borders the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick. It is geographically the largest U.S. County east of the Mississippi and, in fact, is larger than the States of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined.

    • Total Area: 6,829 square miles

    • Population (2010 census): 71,870

    • Population Density: 11 people per square mile

    • Public Health District: Aroostook – District 8

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% 86%
Decrease Tobacco Use % Adults who smoke daily or some days (2012-2014) 20%   23%
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) 73 (68-78)
Decrease Cardiovascular Deaths Age-adjusted rate of cardiovascular deaths, per 100,000 population (2012-2014) 195 219
Decrease Cancer Deaths Age-adjusted rate of cancer deaths, per 100,000 population (2012-2014) 175 174
Decrease Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction Age-adjusted drug overdose deaths per 100,000 population (2009-2014) 12.7 10.2
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