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 the most recent poll are below, and poll results from previous years are on the KHIP Archive Page.

For more information about the poll, contact Susan Sprigg at 513-458-6609 or ssprigg@interactforhealth.org.

 

Kentucky Health Issues Poll 2017

 

8 in 10 Kentucky adults favor mandatory treatment programs for drug possession offenders. Majorities of all political parties favor mandatory treatment programs; Northern Kentucky mirrors statewide findings.

Download the report here and the data tables here.

 

Most Kentucky Adults Believe Addiction a Disease. Results show shift in perception from substance abuse being seen as moral failure to a chronic illness.

Download the report here and the data tables here.

 

Kentucky adults continue to cite heroin use as causing problems for friends, family. Use methamphetamine also impacts communities.

Download the report here and the data tables here.

 

Painkiller prescriptions decline sharply in Kentucky.

Download the report (updated June 2018) here and the data tables here.

 

 

Most Kentucky Adults Say Childhood Obesity a Serious Problem. Percentage drops to slightly less than half in Northern Kentucky.

Download the report here and the data tables here.

 

Most Kentucky adults favor schools helping families get health care services for children. Nearly all support having a nurse in each school building.

Download the report here and the 2017 data tables here and the 2009 data tables here.

 

More Kentucky adults have favorable opinion about ACA.

Download the report here and the data tables here

 

One in 4 Kentucky adults concerned about losing their health insurance.

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Kentucky adults overwhelmingly favor tobacco-free schools.

Download the report here and the data tables here.

 

Most Kentucky adults favor raising minimum age to buy tobacco to 21.

Download the report here and the data tables here

 

 Nearly half of young adults in Kentucky have tried an e-cigarette.

Download the report here and the data tables here

 

Most Kentucky adults support a comprehensive statewide smoke-free law

Download the report here and the data tables here.

 

 

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 "Interact for Health" 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.

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