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Kentucky Health Issues Poll

Kentucky Health Issues Poll

Interact for Health has always encouraged and supported data-driven decisions. It is in support of that goal that we partnered with the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky to start the Kentucky Health Issues Poll in 2008. Data highlights and data tables from each Poll are available below. You can also access the full datasets from each Poll. Download an overview of the poll here.
 

Kentucky Health Issues Poll 2014

See poll results from previous years on the KHIP Archive Page.

 

NEW: The link between poverty and health in Kentucky. Age, poverty status influence Kentucky adults’ self-reported health.

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Parents: More school lunches should be made from scratch. 7 in 10 Kentucky parents say their child’s school should offer more lunch options made from scratch.

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Kentuckians’ views on soda and sugary drink policies. Kentucky adults evenly divided on opinion of soda tax; most favor health warning labels.

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Few use ehealth, most think they can find health charges. Northern Kentuckians more likely to use ehealth.

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Cost and source of care among Kentucky adults. Two in 10 Kentucky families have delayed or skipped health care because of cost.

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Employer-provided insurance rises; uninsured rate drops. Half of Kentucky adults have health insurance coverage through their employer or their spouse’s employer.

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Heroin use and prescription drug misuse in Kentucky. 1 in 5 Kentucky adults know someone with problems from misusing prescription pain relievers.

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ACA understanding, support rise; most felt now impact. Four in 10 Kentucky adults support the Affordable Care Act.

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Most support expanding domestic violence law. Support high in all regions of Kentucky.

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Most Kentucky adults favor taxing, regulating e-cigarettes. More than half of Kentucky adults favor placing an excise tax on the sale of e-cigarettes.

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Support for smoke-free law in Kentucky remains steady. Majority of Kentuckians support smoke-free law.

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Most have heard of kynect, state’s insurance marketplace. Nearly 8 in 10 Kentucky adults have heard something about kynect.

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See poll results from previous years on the KHIP Archive Page.


KHIP Usage

These data highlights are free to download and print, provided they are not used for a commercial purpose, that you do not collect any fees for the reproductions, and that they are faithfully reproduced without addition, alteration, or abbreviation.

Datasets from the poll are available on the Online Analysis and Statistical Information System (OASIS). This is an innovative web-based program that puts powerful analysis tools in the hands of the general public. To view the Kentucky Health Issues Poll once you have registered, select "The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati" in the "Collection of Studies" category. Then choose "Kentucky Health Issues Poll."

 

KHIP Suggestions

The Kentucky Health Issues Poll will be conducted once a year in partnership with the Institute for Policy Research and will cover a variety of topics, including insurance status, concerns about healthcare coverage, healthcare services, and others. We welcome your suggestions on topics for future surveys.

Features

  • YMCA and Interact for Health partner to open Y’s to entire community for free family-friendly physical activities

    Funday Sundays will be held from noon until 6 p.m. at 12 YMCA locations in February and March, then again in November and December.

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  • Greater Cincinnati Health Watch

    Greater Cincinnati Health Watch is a free biweekly e-mail newsletter published by Interact for Health. Each issue includes health news stories from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and the nation, with emphasis on topics related to Interact for Health's focus areas of substance use disorders, severe mental illness, school-aged children's healthcare, and community primary care. Also, each issue contain sections that highlight our upcoming Requests for Proposals (RFPs), workshops, publications, and other events.

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  • A Catalyst in the Community: For Affordable Care Act Readiness

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  • Most support expanding domestic violence law

    In Kentucky, dating partners are not included in domestic violence civil protection orders. Under current Kentucky law, protections cover family members, members of an unmarried couple with a child in common, and members of an unmarried couple who are living together or have formerly lived together.

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  • Half of Walnut Hills adults say their health is excellent or very good.

    The community plays an important role in health status. For this reason, the 2013 Greater Cincinnati Community Health Status Survey (CHSS) conducted an oversample in Walnut Hills to learn more about its residents and their views on issues related to their health. The CHSS found that 5 in 10 Walnut Hills adults described their health as excellent or very good, similar to the percentage reported overall in Greater Cincinnati. Six in 10 Walnut Hills adults said Walnut Hills was a healthy place to live.

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  • Four in 10 Kentucky adults support the Affordable Care Act.

    In March 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law. Since then, the Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) has asked Kentucky adults their opinions about the healthcare reform law.

    As part of the ACA in Kentucky, kynect allows Kentuckians, including those eligible for the expanded Medicaid program and Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program (KCHIP), to search for and enroll in insurance plans. Last year, 521,000 people enrolled through kynect, 75% of whom were previously uninsured.

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  • 1 in 5 Kentucky adults know someone with problems from misusing prescription pain relievers.

    Kentucky ranks fifth worst in the nation for drug overdose deaths, behind only New Mexico, West Virginia, Nevada and Utah. Drug overdose deaths per capita quadrupled between 1999 and 2010.2 They now surpass motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in Kentucky.3 The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) reported 980 overdose deaths in 2013.4 KIPRC found that while prescription drug overdose deaths have declined 10% from last year, deaths because of heroin use rose 55% from 129 in 2012 to 200 in 2013.

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  • Two in 10 Kentucky families have delayed or skipped health care because of cost.

    Many obstacles can prevent access to healthcare. Being able to afford needed medical care and having access to a usual and appropriate1 source of care are just two barriers that may prevent someone from receiving healthcare.

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  • Northern Kentuckians more likely to use ehealth.

    Healthcare reform and changes in the healthcare system are changing the way Kentucky adults receive care. Some of these changes are the result of ehealth, which is the intersection of health, healthcare, the Internet and other electronic technologies.

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  • Half of Kentucky adults have health insurance coverage through their employer or their spouse’s employer.

    Having health insurance is an important factor in being able to get needed healthcare. Since 2008, the Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) has included questions about health insurance coverage to learn about the insurance status of Kentucky adults. Because nearly all Kentuckians 65 and older (97%) are insured, this summary focuses on Kentucky adults ages 18-64.

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  • Madisonville: The Health of Our Community.

    The Madisonville neighborhood of Cincinnati is home to many long-time residents who remember a vibrant business district and nearby manufacturing plants, and a large number of newcomers drawn to the neighborhood for its affordable housing stock, family-friendly feel, central location and diverse population.

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  • Kentucky adults evenly divided on opinion of soda tax; most favor health warning labels.

    The February 2015 report by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee summarizes the strong evidence that eating diets high in added sugars and drinking sugar-sweetened beverages increase a person’s chance of developing diabetes.1 Among U.S. adults, 63% report trying to avoid soda and 52% report trying to avoid sugar in their diets.2 The 2014 Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) asked Kentucky adults what they think about taxing and requiring health warning labels on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages.

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  • 7 in 10 Kentucky parents say their child’s school should offer more lunch options made from scratch.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that children and adolescents who eat a healthy diet have a reduced risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis and several types of cancer.1 A nutritious diet can help students maintain a healthy body weight and develop healthy behaviors.

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  • Age, poverty status influence Kentucky adults’ self-reported health.

    There are many ways to assess a person’s health. One way is to ask people to evaluate their own health. The Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) asks Kentucky adults “Would you say that, in general, your health is excellent, very good, good, fair or poor?” Research has found a powerful link between people’s response to this question and the predicted length and quality of their lives.

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