Kentucky Health Issues Poll - archive

Kentucky Health Issues Poll - archive

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2016

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Spotlight on Northern Kentucky
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Spotlight on Eastern Kentucky
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Spotlight on Greater Lexington
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Spotlight on Greater Louisville
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Spotlight on Western Kentucky
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Heroin, methamphetamine use and prescription drug abuse in Kentucky. 2 in 10 Ky. adults know someone who uses heroin, meth.

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Most Kentucky adults aware of mental health support services. Half of Kentucky adults know someone with serious problem with depression.

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Kentucky adults familiar with needle exchanges more likely to favor them. Nearly 6 in 10 Kentucky adults are aware of needle exchange programs.

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Most Kentucky adults support a comprehensive smoke-free law. Highest level of support ever.

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Ownership and storage of firearms among adults in Kentucky. More than half of Kentucky adults report firearms in homes.

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Physical activity and neighborhood conditions for exercise in Kentucky. 8 in 10 Kentucky adults report being physically active.

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Fruits, vegetables easy to access, but cost an issue for some Kentuckians. 60 percent of Kentuckians in fair or poor health say the cost of food is fair or poor.

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2 in 10 Kentucky households cite cost as a barrier to medical care. Those in poor health, with low incomes and lacking insurance are most likely to delay care.

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Uninsured rate for Kentucky adults at 12 percent, public insurance declines.

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Most Kentucky adults favor raising minimum age to buy tobacco to 21. Support across all political parties.

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Nearly 4 in 10 Kentucky young adults have tried an e-cigarette. Opinions about safety vary.

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Impact and opinions of Affordable Care Act among Kentucky adults. 2 in 10 insured adults concerned about losing health insurance

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Kentucky adults say obesity, cancer are most important health issues. Heart disease and health care, health insurance also seen as important.

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2015

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Spotlight on Northern Kentucky. Northern Kentucky adults more likely to report good health than rest of state.

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Spotlight on Eastern Kentucky

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Spotlight on Western Kentucky

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Spotlight on Greater Lexington

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Spotlight on Greater Louisville

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Costs still a barrier to getting care for 2 in 10 Kentucky adults. Nearly 3 in 10 reported having problems paying medical bills.

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Support strong in Kentucky for 100 percent tobacco-free schools. Smokers and nonsmokers agree

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The challenges Kentuckians face to improve their health. Most important ways to improve cited were diet and exercise.

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State’s uninsured rate at 13%; unstable insurance declines. Percentage of uninsured lower-income adults continues to fall.

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Most favor raising age to buy tobacco, split on tax increase. Six in 10 support raising minimum age to 21.

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Heroin abuse and prescription drug misuse in Kentucky. Northern Kentucky adults much more likely to know someone with problems.

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Most Kentuckians favor raising minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. Majority in all regions support increase.

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Most Kentucky adults favor a statewide smoke-free law. Support strong across political parties and regions of the state.

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Impact and views of Affordable Care Act among Kentuckians. Kentucky adults with favorable view of Affordable Care Act increase.

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What Kentucky adults think should be the state’s top priorities. Ky. Adults think economy, education, jobs and health are highest.

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2014

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Spotlight on Northern Kentucky. Northern Kentucky adults say they are healthier than rest of state.

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Spotlight on Eastern Kentucky

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Spotlight on Greater Lexington

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Spotlight on Greater Louisville

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Spotlight on Western Kentucky

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Should smokers or the obese pay more for insurance? Half of Kentucky adults think higher insurance rates for smokers are justified.

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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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2013

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Article on Kentucky Health Issues Poll earns spot in Health Affairs. Authors include representatives from sponsoring organizations.

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Spotlight on Northern Kentucky. Northern Kentuckians more likely to report ease of purchasing healthy foods, safety of neighborhoods for exercising.

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Spotlight on Eastern Kentucky

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Spotlight on Greater Lexington

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Spotlight on Greater Louisville

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Spotlight on Western Kentucky

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Strong support for children’s health policies in schools. Large majority favors tobacco-free campus, school nutrition standards and physical activity requirements.

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More than half of adults get drinking water from the tap. Nearly 1 in 10 report not drinking water daily.

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Most Kentucky adults have had dental visit in past year. Almost 1 in 6 have not visited a dentist or dental clinic in five or more years.

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Neighborhood conditions for physical activity vary widely. Fewer than 3 in 10 rate sidewalks as excellent or very good.

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Many not eating enough fruits and vegetables, cost may be an issue. Only two in 10 Kentucky adults eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Half say the cost is fair or poor.

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Misuse of prescription and illegal drugs in Kentucky. One in four Kentucky adults know someone who has had problems from misuse of prescription pain relievers.

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ACA support steady; few felt impact, understanding rises. Almost 6 in 10 Kentuckians reported not having enough information to know whether the healthcare reform law would affect them personally, significantly fewer than in 2010 and 2011.

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Large majority supports state’s Medicaid expansion. Nearly 8 in 10 Kentuckians favor Kentucky’s decision to expand Medicaid to cover more low-income people.

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Awareness high about state’s insurance marketplace. Nearly 8 in 10 Kentucky adults reported hearing something about kynect, the state’s insurance exchange.

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Insurance coverage among Kentucky adults in 2013
4 in 10 working-age Kentucky adults have health insurance from employer, 3 in 10 uninsured at some point in the past year

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Support for smoke-free law in Kentucky continues to grow. Nearly 7 in 10 Kentucky adults favor a comprehensive statewide smoke-free law.

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2012

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Spotlight on Northern Kentucky. Northern Kentuckians more likely to consider health care costs a burden; less likely to have visited a dentist in the past year

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Spotlight on Eastern Kentucky.

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Spotlight on Greater Lexington.

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Spotlight on Greater Louisville.

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Spotlight on Western Kentucky.

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Kentuckians split on whether legislators or voters should decide whether marijuana is legal for medical use. About four in 10 think legislators should decide; about the same number say voters should decide.

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Many lack access to dental care in Kentucky. Half lack dental insurance, 4 in 10 skip dental care because of cost.

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Health costs burden for many, especially the poor. Health costs are a burden for many Kentuckians, especially the poor; 6 in 10 put off some form of health care because of cost.

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Air quality concerns and responses to alerts. Most Kentuckians concerned about air quality;
nearly half don’t change behaviors for air quality alert.

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Awareness high about overdose deaths. Most Kentuckians don’t know drug poisoning is leading cause of unintentional deaths; 7 in 10 Eastern Kentuckians know drug poisoning is primary cause.

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Limited adherence to HIV testing guidelines. 4 in 10 Kentuckians report they have never been tested for HIV; few report discussing HIV testing with their provider.

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The link between poverty and health. Kentuckians with higher incomes report better health; more Kentucky adults living in poverty.

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Kentuckians' comfort with various clinicians. Kentuckians are comfortable receiving care from diverse health care practitioners; many have been cared for by these practitioners.

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Health insurance coverage in Kentucky. Many Kentucky adults uninsured for at least part of 2012.

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Employer-provided insurance declines; public insurance increases.

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Next generation seen as worse off, less healthy. Kentuckians see next generation as worse off economically, less healthy.

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Prescription drug misuse in Kentucky. One in three Kentuckians know someone with problems from prescription drug misuse; 8 percent have misused prescription pain relievers.

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Kentuckians' views on integrating healthcare. Majority of Kentuckians favor integrated physical and mental health care; low income adults and Democrats show strongest support.

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Smoke-free law gains support in Kentucky. Majority of Kentuckians support smoke-free law; support for law is greatest among nonsmokers and registered voters.

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Kentuckians' views on Affordable Care Act. Majority of Kentuckians think ACA opponents should move on to other issues; Northern Kentuckians split on question of continued opposition.

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Kentuckians' views on presidential race . Kentucky voters say economy, health care are most important issues in presidential election.

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2011

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  • Ownership and storage of firearms in Kentucky
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  • The link between poverty and health in Kentucky
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  • Rates of caregiving among Kentucky adults
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  • Disposal of prescription pain relievers in Kentucky
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  • Kentuckians' access to mental health services
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  • What Kentuckians think about childhood obesity
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  • Kentuckians' opinions on the Affordable Care Act
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  • Has the Affordable Care Act affected Kentuckians?
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  • Kentuckians' experiences with health insurance
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  • Where do Kentuckians get their health insurance
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  • Misuse of prescription pain relievers in Kentucky
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  • Kentuckians' opinion on a statewide smoke-free law
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  • What Kentuckians think should be state's priorities
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2010

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  • Kentuckians' Experiences with Buying Healthy Food
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  • Kentuckians' Experiences with Civic Engagement
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  • Kentuckians' Experiences with Having Health Insurance Coverage
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  • Kentuckians' Experiences with Walkable Communities
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  • What Kentuckians Think About Smoke-Free Policies
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  • What Kentuckians Think About the Affordable Care Act
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  • What Kentuckians Think About Treatment versus Incarceration for People with Substance Use Disorders
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  • What Kentuckians Think About Using Cell Phones While Driving
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  • What Kentuckians Think are the Most Important Health Issues Facing Kentucky's Men, Women, and Children
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2009

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2008

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