• Penobscot County is home to the largest metropolitan area north of Portland. It boasts the scenic beauty of its countryside with the urban living of its center of population and home to the county seat, the City of Bangor.

    • Total Area: 3,556 square miles

    • Population (2010 census): 153,923

    • Population Density: 43 people per square mile

    • Public Health District: Penquis – District 6

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% 80%
Decrease Tobacco Use % Adults who smoke daily or some days (2012-2014) 20% 22%
Decrease Obesity % Adults with obesity (Body Mass Index >30.0) (2012-2014) 29% 30% 
Decrease Preventable Hospitalizations Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions per 1,000 Medicare Enrollees 59 (58-60) 78 (74-82)
Decrease Cardiovascular Deaths Age-adjusted rate of cardiovascular deaths, per 100,000 population (2012-2014) 195 225
Decrease Cancer Deaths Age-adjusted rate of cancer deaths, per 100,000 population (2012-2014) 175 180
Decrease Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction Age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths, per 100,000 (2009-2014) 12.7 12.3
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