Piscataquis County is Maine’s least populous county and is located in central Maine, containing seventeen towns, two organized plantations, and twenty-eight unorganized townships.
Total Area: 4,377 square miles
Population (2010 census): 17,535
Population Density: 4 people per square mile
Public Health District: Penquis – District 6
|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%||62%|
|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%||36%|
|Decrease Preventable Hospitalizations||Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions per 1,000 Medicare Enrollees||59 (58-60)||60 (51-69)|
|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||206|
|Decrease Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction||Age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths, per 100,000 population (2009-2014)||12.7||11.5|
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