Somerset County is the 3rd largest county in the State of Maine in geographic land area, but only contains the 9th largest in population. It is the gateway to the mountains, lakes, rivers, and forests of western Maine.
Total Area: 4,095 square miles
Population (2010 census): 52,228
Population Density: 13 people per square mile
Public Health District: Central – District 5
|Priority||Metric for Primary Outcome||State 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%||77%|
|Decrease Tobacco Use||% Adults who smoke daily or some days (2012-2014)||20%||26%|
|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)||72 (66-79)|
|Decrease Cardiovascular Deaths||Age-adjusted rate of cardiovascular deaths, per 100,000 population (2012-2014)||195||246|
|Decrease Cancer Deaths||Age-adjusted rate of cancer deaths, per 100,000 population (2012-2014)||175||191|
|Decrease Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction||Age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths, per 100,000 population (2009-2014)||12.7||11.8|
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