• Knox County is situated on the southeastern corner of Penobscot Bay and includes islands south of Islesboro and west of Isle au Haut Bay. The county seat, Rockland, is also one of the biggest shipping centers of lobster in the world.

    • Total Area: 1,142 square miles

    • Population (2010 census): 39,376

    • Population Density: 108 people per square mile

    • Public Health District: Midcoast – District 4

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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% 79%
Decrease Tobacco Use % Adults who smoke daily or some days (2012-2014) 20% 18%
Decrease Obesity % Adults with obesity (Body Mass Index >30.0) (2012-2014) 29% 22% 
Decrease Preventable Hospitalizations Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions per 1,000 Medicare Enrollees 59 (58-60) 49 (44-55)
Decrease Cardiovascular Deaths Age-adjusted rate of cardiovascular deaths, per 100,000 population (2012-2014) 195 161
Decrease Cancer Deaths Age-adjusted rate of cancer deaths, per 100,000 population (2012-2014) 175 156
Decrease Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction Age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths, per 100,000 population (2009-2014) 12.7 14.0
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    Clinical Tobacco Cessation Referral Systems

    Increase the number of family practice, internal medicine and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that implement the CDC’s Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence
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    Increase the number of healthcare practices that establish referral systems for at-risk patients to programs that meet the standards of the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program
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