Health Indicators (Key)

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Note: Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) is a widely accepted set of health promotion and disease prevention goals for all Americans.
 
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General Health Status EMFLH Service Area vs. KY vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% "Fair/Poor" Physical Health 24.9
similar
23.9
unfavorable
15.3
similar
31.8
% Activity Limitations 28.0
similar
26.2
unfavorable
21.5
similar
28.8
 
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Access to Health Services EMFLH Service Area vs. KY vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 18-64] Lack Health Insurance 19.2
similar
20.9
similar
15.1
unfavorable
0.0
similar
24.8
% [Insured] Went Without Coverage in Past Year 12.1
similar
8.1
similar
7.8
% Difficulty Accessing Healthcare in Past Year (Composite) 49.4
unfavorable
39.9
similar
51.2
% Inconvenient Hrs Prevented Dr Visit in Past Year 15.8
similar
15.4
similar
17.0
% Cost Prevented Getting Prescription in Past Year 18.8
similar
15.8
favorable
29.0
% Cost Prevented Physician Visit in Past Year 19.4
similar
18.2
similar
23.3
% Difficulty Getting Appointment in Past Year 18.3
similar
17.0
similar
18.2
% Difficulty Finding Physician in Past Year 12.3
similar
11.0
similar
13.2
% Transportation Hindered Dr Visit in Past Year 6.5
similar
9.4
favorable
12.4
% Skipped Prescription Doses to Save Costs 19.2
similar
15.3
favorable
32.8
% [Age 18+] Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 81.6
favorable
76.3
unfavorable
95.0
similar
77.8
% [Age 18-64] Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 79.4
similar
75.6
unfavorable
89.4
similar
77.8
% [Age 65+] Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 89.9
similar
80.0
similar
100.0
similar
77.3
% Have Had Routine Checkup in Past Year 67.4
similar
65.0
similar
64.3
% Two or More ER Visits in Past Year 9.0
similar
8.9
similar
10.8
% Rate Local Healthcare "Fair/Poor" 16.0
similar
16.5
similar
19.9
 
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Arthritis, Osteoporosis & Chronic Back Conditions EMFLH Service Area vs. KY vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [50+] Arthritis/Rheumatism 50.5
unfavorable
37.3
similar
55.2
% [50+] Osteoporosis 12.2
similar
13.5
unfavorable
5.3
similar
17.4
% Sciatica/Chronic Back Pain 31.2
unfavorable
18.4
similar
28.0
 
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Cancer EMFLH Service Area vs. KY vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 217.9
unfavorable
205.7
unfavorable
174.2
unfavorable
160.6
similar
219.2
% Skin Cancer 9.5
similar
7.3
similar
6.7
similar
6.2
% Cancer (Other Than Skin) 9.6
similar
7.1
similar
6.1
similar
6.1
% [Women 50-74] Mammogram in Past 2 Years 75.5
similar
74.6
similar
83.6
similar
81.1
similar
69.9
% [Women 21-65] Pap Smear in Past 3 Years 77.2
similar
76.6
similar
83.9
unfavorable
93.0
unfavorable
87.1
% [Age 50-75] Colorectal Cancer Screening 68.6
similar
75.1
similar
70.5
similar
67.9
 
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Chronic Kidney Disease EMFLH Service Area vs. KY vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Kidney Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 30.6
unfavorable
21.7
unfavorable
15.0
unfavorable
25.9
% Kidney Disease 3.5
similar
3.0
similar
3.0
 
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Diabetes EMFLH Service Area vs. KY vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Diabetes Mellitus (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 22.8
favorable
26.5
similar
21.7
unfavorable
20.5
favorable
24.5
% Diabetes/High Blood Sugar 18.3
unfavorable
10.7
unfavorable
11.7
similar
16.1
% Borderline/Pre-Diabetes 6.5
similar
5.1
% [Non-Diabetes] Blood Sugar Tested in Past 3 Years 55.2
similar
49.2
 
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Dementias, Including Alzheimer's Disease EMFLH Service Area vs. KY vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Alzheimer's Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 34.2
unfavorable
30.8
unfavorable
24.3
unfavorable
20.6
 
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Hearing & Other Sensory or Communication Disorders EMFLH Service Area vs. KY vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Deafness/Trouble Hearing 15.5
unfavorable
10.3
similar
16.4
 
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Heart Disease & Stroke EMFLH Service Area vs. KY vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Diseases of the Heart (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 189.5
favorable
214.8
similar
183.7
unfavorable
158.9
favorable
279.2
Stroke (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 43.5
favorable
45.7
unfavorable
39.9
unfavorable
33.8
favorable
53.6
% Heart Disease (Heart Attack, Angina, Coronary Disease) 8.7
similar
6.1
similar
13.7
% Stroke 2.3
favorable
4.2
similar
3.9
similar
4.9
% Blood Pressure Checked in Past 2 Years 92.8
similar
91.0
similar
92.6
similar
95.8
% Told Have High Blood Pressure (Ever) 42.3
similar
38.0
unfavorable
34.1
unfavorable
26.9
similar
46.4
% [HBP] Taking Action to Control High Blood Pressure 85.5
similar
89.2
unfavorable
94.9
% Cholesterol Checked in Past 5 Years 89.1
favorable
75.7
similar
86.6
favorable
82.1
similar
87.6
% Told Have High Cholesterol (Ever) 38.8
similar
41.3
unfavorable
29.9
unfavorable
13.5
similar
39.9
% [HBC] Taking Action to Control High Blood Cholesterol 86.7
similar
81.4
similar
90.4
% 1+ Cardiovascular Risk Factor 91.6
unfavorable
82.3
similar
88.8
 
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Immunization & Infectious Diseases EMFLH Service Area vs. KY vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 65+] Flu Vaccine in Past Year 46.9
similar
61.8
similar
57.5
unfavorable
90.0
similar
69.3
% [Age 65+] Pneumonia Vaccine Ever 53.6
similar
65.6
similar
68.4
unfavorable
90.0
similar
71.9
% Have Completed Hepatitis B Vaccination Series 32.5
unfavorable
44.7
similar
39.7
 
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Injury & Violence Prevention EMFLH Service Area vs. KY vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Unintentional Injury (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 68.5
unfavorable
55.4
unfavorable
38.1
unfavorable
36.0
unfavorable
59.7
Motor Vehicle Crashes (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 26.7
unfavorable
19.5
unfavorable
12.2
unfavorable
12.4
similar
25.6
% "Always" Wear Seat Belt 66.1
unfavorable
91.0
unfavorable
84.8
unfavorable
92.0
unfavorable
75.7
Firearm-Related Deaths (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 11.3
favorable
13.0
unfavorable
10.2
unfavorable
9.2
favorable
15.2
% Firearm in Home 69.8
unfavorable
34.7
similar
65.0
% [Homes With Firearms] Weapon(s) Unlocked & Loaded 28.4
unfavorable
16.8
similar
22.3
Homicide (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 3.6
favorable
5.1
favorable
6.0
favorable
5.5
% Victim of Violent Crime in Past 5 Years 1.4
similar
2.8
similar
3.8
% Victim of Domestic Violence (Ever) 11.8
similar
15.0
similar
14.7
 
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Maternal, Infant & Child Health EMFLH Service Area vs. KY vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Less Than Adequate Prenatal Care (Percent) 34.7
similar
35.3
similar
35.1
Low Birthweight Births (Percent) 9.4
favorable
11.2
unfavorable
8.2
unfavorable
7.8
similar
9.5
Infant Death Rate 6.4
favorable
6.9
favorable
6.9
unfavorable
6.0
 
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Mental Health & Mental Disorders EMFLH Service Area vs. KY vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% "Fair/Poor" Mental Health 18.2
unfavorable
11.9
similar
20.6
% Diagnosed Depression 27.5
unfavorable
20.4
% Symptoms of Chronic Depression (2+ Years) 31.2
similar
30.4
favorable
40.2
Suicide (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 11.5
favorable
13.8
similar
11.7
unfavorable
10.2
similar
12.0
% Typical Day Is "Extremely/Very" Stressful 12.3
similar
11.9
similar
11.9
 
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Nutrition & Weight Status EMFLH Service Area vs. KY vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Eat 5+ Servings of Fruit or Vegetables per Day 30.5
unfavorable
39.5
unfavorable
47.8
% "Very/Somewhat" Difficult to Buy Fresh Produce 28.3
similar
24.4
% Medical Advice on Nutrition in Past Year 43.3
similar
39.2
similar
44.2
% Healthy Weight (BMI 18.5-24.9) 23.1
unfavorable
31.1
unfavorable
34.4
unfavorable
33.9
similar
27.6
% Overweight (BMI 25+) 75.9
unfavorable
66.9
unfavorable
63.1
similar
71.3
% Obese (BMI 30+) 36.9
unfavorable
31.3
unfavorable
29.0
unfavorable
30.5
similar
34.1
% Medical Advice on Weight in Past Year 24.7
similar
23.7
similar
29.6
% [Overweights] Counseled About Weight in Past Year 30.8
similar
31.8
similar
33.1
% [Overweights] Trying to Lose Weight Both Diet/Exercise 37.0
similar
39.5
similar
38.0
% Children [Age 5-17] Obese (95th Percentile) 7.4
similar
14.8
favorable
14.5
favorable
25.6
 
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Oral Health EMFLH Service Area vs. KY vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 18+] Dental Visit in Past Year 51.2
unfavorable
60.3
unfavorable
65.9
similar
49.0
similar
54.8
% Child [Age 2-17] Dental Visit in Past Year 81.2
similar
81.5
favorable
49.0
similar
71.1
% Have Dental Insurance 52.1
unfavorable
65.6
similar
47.5
 
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Physical Activity EMFLH Service Area vs. KY vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% No Leisure-Time Physical Activity 37.5
unfavorable
29.7
unfavorable
20.7
similar
32.6
similar
32.4
% Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines 35.8
unfavorable
50.3
similar
38.2
% Medical Advice on Physical Activity in Past Year 49.6
similar
44.0
similar
43.6
 
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Respiratory Diseases EMFLH Service Area vs. KY vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
CLRD (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 76.4
unfavorable
62.7
unfavorable
43.2
unfavorable
68.1
Pneumonia/Influenza (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 29.8
unfavorable
21.5
unfavorable
16.5
favorable
45.8
% COPD (Lung Disease) 12.6
similar
11.2
similar
8.6
similar
14.2
% [Adult] Currently Has Asthma 11.4
similar
11.1
similar
9.4
similar
8.2
% [Child 0-17] Currently Has Asthma 14.5
unfavorable
7.1
similar
10.5
 
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Substance Abuse EMFLH Service Area vs. KY vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Cirrhosis/Liver Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 8.1
similar
8.5
favorable
9.3
similar
8.2
% Current Drinker 31.4
favorable
40.7
favorable
56.5
similar
25.0
% Chronic Drinker (Average 2+ Drinks/Day) 3.7
similar
5.3
similar
5.2
similar
4.1
% Binge Drinker (Single Occasion - 5+ Drinks Men, 4+ Women) 7.7
favorable
14.9
favorable
19.5
favorable
24.4
similar
5.9
% Drinking & Driving in Past Month 0.6
favorable
5.0
similar
0.0
Drug-Induced Deaths (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 20.3
unfavorable
19.0
unfavorable
12.6
unfavorable
11.3
unfavorable
13.6
% Illicit Drug Use in Past Month 0.9
favorable
4.0
favorable
7.1
favorable
3.3
% Ever Sought Help for Alcohol or Drug Problem 2.7
unfavorable
4.9
similar
2.9
 
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Tobacco Use EMFLH Service Area vs. KY vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Current Smoker 22.9
favorable
28.3
unfavorable
14.9
unfavorable
12.0
similar
21.3
% Someone Smokes at Home 21.5
unfavorable
12.7
similar
21.0
% [Non-Smokers] Someone Smokes in the Home 9.9
similar
6.3
similar
9.2
% Smoke Cigars 4.0
similar
4.1
unfavorable
0.2
similar
4.3
% Use Smokeless Tobacco 7.0
similar
4.0
unfavorable
0.3
similar
6.8
 
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Vision EMFLH Service Area vs. KY vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Blindness/Trouble Seeing 10.3
similar
8.5
similar
10.9
% Eye Exam in Past 2 Years 52.3
similar
56.8
similar
57.7
 
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