Daviess County

Total Population, 2012
USA Kentucky Daviess

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=1

313,914,040 4,380,415 97,847
Percent of Adults who Smoke, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Daviess

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=6

* Data for counties with fewer than 50 respondents have been suppressed.

N/A 27% 24%
Percent of High School Students who Smoke, 2007
USA Kentucky Daviess

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=38

23% 25% 19%
Percent of Births to Mothers who Smoked During Pregnancy, 2009
USA Kentucky Daviess

KIDS COUNT Data Center: http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/bystate/Rankings.aspx?state=KY&ind=3809

10% 24% 23%
Percent of Adults with Asthma, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Daviess

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=48

* Data for counties with fewer than 50 respondents have been suppressed.?

N/A 13% 15%
Heart Disease Death Rate (per 100,000), 2003-2007
USA Kentucky Daviess

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=56

N/A 224.0 186.3
Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Daviess

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=16

202.0 207.0 201.0
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Daviess

Kentucky Health Facts: http://www.kentuckyhealthfacts.org/data/topic/show.aspx?ind=16

55.0 73.0 76.0
Oral Cavity & Pharynx Cancer Incidence Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Daviess

National Cancer Institute: http://statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov/cgi-bin/quickprofiles/profile.pl?21&003#incidence

* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 cases were reported in a specific area-sex-race category.

10.8 13 12.6
USA Kentucky Daviess
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Daviess County Ordinance

Type of Law: Partial. All enclosed public places that allow persons under age 18 to enter.

Where Smoking is Not Prohibited: Any enclosed public place that does not allow persons over the age of 18; independently ventilated enclosed public areas where persons under 18 are not allowed to enter; private clubs; hotel and motel rooms designated as smoking rooms; private residence, except when used as a childcare, adult day care, or health care facility

Link to Ordinance: www.mc.uky.edu/tobaccopolicy/Ordinances/ActualOrdinances/DaviessCo.pdf



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