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State Summary: Kentucky, 2016 Annual Report
Kentucky
2016 Annual Report
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State Findings: Kentucky, 2016, 2016 Annual Report
Strengths
  • High percentage of high school graduation
  • Low violent crime rate
  • Small disparity in health status by educational attainment
Challenges
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High rate of cancer deaths
  • High prevalence of frequent physical distress
Highlights
  • In the past five years, drug deaths increased 33% from 18.1 to 24.1 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, obesity increased 9% from 31.6% to 34.6% of adults.
  • In the past seven years, violent crime decreased 26% from 296 to 219 offenses per 100,000 population.
  • In the past two years, diabetes increased 26% from 10.6% to 13.4% of adults.
  • In the past year, disparity in health status by education decreased 20% from 27.5% to 21.9%.
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The 2012–2016 data in the above graphs are not directly comparable with prior years. See Methodology for additional information.

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