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
|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|
2017 County Health Rankings - Penobscot
2017 Maine Kids Count Data Book
2017 vs. 2014 County Health Ranking - Penobscot
Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
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Health Index Report - 2014
Health Index Report - 2015
Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey--See 2009-2015 Reports!More...
The Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS) is the result of collaboration Maine Center for Disease Control and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services and the Maine Department of Education. Its purpose is to quantify the health of Kindergarten and Grade 3 students through parent interviews, and the health-related behaviors and attitudes of 5th through 12th graders by direct student survey.
Substance Abuse Data - Statewide Epidemiology Outcomes WorkgroupMore...
The SEOW Dashboard is a web-based interactive system that monitors trends on substance use, mental health, and gambling in Maine. It is our hope that the SEOW Dashboard will help communities build their capacity to address their needs and prevention priorities through data-driven decision-making and evaluation.
SEOW has the following primary objectives:
To identify substance abuse patterns or populations
To establish substance abuse trends
To detect emerging substances
To provide information for policy development and program planning