• Washington County is sometimes referred to as the "Sunrise County" because it is the easternmost county in the United States. Its annual blueberry crop, small-scale fishing, and tourism help support this very rural county.

    • Total Area: 3,254 square miles

    • Population (2010 census): 32,856

    • Population Density: 13 people per square mile

    • Public Health District: Downeast – District 7

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% 91%
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% 28%
Decrease Preventable Hospitalizations Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions per 1,000 Medicare Enrollees  59 (58-60) 87
Decrease Cardiovascular Deaths Age-adjusted rate of cardiovascular deaths, per 100,000 population (2012-2014)  195 222
Decrease Cancer Deaths Age-adjusted rate of cancer deaths, per 100,000 population (2012-2014) 175 210
Decrease Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction Age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths, per 100,000 population (2009-2014) 12.7 19.9
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