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State Summary: Kentucky, 2015 Annual Report
Kentucky
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: Kentucky, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
Strengths
  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Low violent crime rate
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
Challenges
  • High rate of preventable hospitalizations
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High rate of cancer deaths
Highlights
  • In the past year, HPV immunization among females ages 13 to 17 years increased 40% from 26.8% to 37.5%
  • In the past 2 years, lack of health insurance decreased 24% from 15.0% to 11.4% of the population.
  • In the past year, diabetes increased 18% from 10.6% to 12.5% of adults.
  • In the past 10 years, cardiovascular deaths decreased 21% from 378.7 to 298.1 per 100,000 population.
  • In the past 20 years, violent crime decreased 55% from 463 to 210 offenses per 100,000 population.
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*Negative value denotes below US average; positive value denotes above US average. **Difference in the percentage of adults aged 25 and older with vs. without a high school education who report their health is very good or excellent.




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