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State Summary: Kentucky, 2017 Annual Report
Kentucky
2017 Annual Report
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State Findings: Kentucky, 2017, 2017 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Small disparity in health status by educational attainment
  • Low violent crime rate
  • Low percentage of uninsured population
Challenges
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High cancer death rate
  • High preventable hospitalization rate
Highlights
  • In the past three years, children in poverty decreased 35% from 31.8% to 20.7% of children
  • In the past three years, diabetes increased 24% from 10.6% to 13.1% of adults
  • In the past five years, the percentage uninsured decreased 62% from 14.6% to 5.6% of the population
  • In the past 10 years, drug deaths increased 85% from 13.8 to 25.5 deaths per 100,000 population
  • In the past five years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 25% from 102.8 to 76.6 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees
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