Kentucky

Kentucky

Overall Rank: 47

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KY All Outcomes (1990-2014) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low prevalence of binge drinking
  • Low violent crime rate
  • High immunization coverage among children

Challenges

  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High percentage of children in poverty
  • High rate of preventable hospitalizations

Highlights

  • In the past 2 years, smoking decreased by 9 percent from 29.0 percent to 26.5 percent of adults. In 1990, 35.3 percent of Kentucky adults smoked.
  • In the past 2 years, children in poverty increased by 36 percent from 23.3 percent to 31.8 percent of children, the highest rate in the nation. In 1990, 23.7 percent of children in Kentucky were living in poverty.
  • In the past 2 years, immunization coverage among adolescents increased by 17 percent from 51.8 percent to 60.8 percent of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years.
  • In the past 2 years, drug deaths increased by 30 percent from 18.4 to 24.0 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • Since 1990, infant mortality decreased by 32 percent from 9.8 to 6.7 deaths per 1,000 live births.

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Core Measure Impact

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 44 10.4 view View Actions
All Determinants 47 -0.487 view View Actions
All Outcomes 43 -0.265 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 10 13.4 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 50 228.3 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 43 297.3 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 50 31.8 view View Actions
Chlamydia 18 395.3 view View Actions
Dentists 25 56.4 view View Actions
Diabetes 33 10.6 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 10 24.7 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 48 24 view View Actions
High School Graduation 22 82 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 37 60.8 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 16 72.7 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 35 6.7 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 21 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 28 14.1 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 38 8.7 view View Actions
Obesity 46 33.2 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 36 5.4 view View Actions
Overall 47 -0.752 view View Actions
Pertussis 30 15.3 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 42 27.4 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 50 4.5 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 47 4.9 view View Actions
Premature Death 44 9575 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 50 94.4 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 38 103 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 21 82.87 view View Actions
Salmonella 33 16.8 view View Actions
Smoking 49 26.5 view View Actions
Violent Crime 8 222.6 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 22 77 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 41 60.3 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 9 14.3 view View Actions
Fruits 45 1.16 view View Actions
Heart Attack 48 6 view View Actions
Heart Disease 48 6 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 46 39.1 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 49 43.2 view View Actions
High Health Status 44 45.3 view View Actions
Income Disparity 34 0.472 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 49 41.2 view View Actions
Median Household Income 42158 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 18.0 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 45 36214 view View Actions
Physical Activity 42 69.8 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 41 12.7 view View Actions
Stroke 47 4.2 view View Actions
Suicide 35 16.4 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 43 41.5 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 45 15 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 45 8.3 view View Actions
Vegetables 40 1.72 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 17.9 view View Actions

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