Kenton County

Total Population, 2012
USA Kentucky Kenton

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

313,914,040 4,380,415 161,711
Percent of Adults who Smoke, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Kenton

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% 26%
Percent of High School Students who Smoke, 2007
USA Kentucky Kenton

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

23% 25% 30%
Percent of Births to Mothers who Smoked During Pregnancy, 2009
USA Kentucky Kenton

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

10% 24% 30%
Percent of Adults with Asthma, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Kenton

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% 14%
Heart Disease Death Rate (per 100,000), 2003-2007
USA Kentucky Kenton

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

N/A 224.0 194.1
Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Kenton

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

202.0 207.0 211.0
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Kenton

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

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

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 15
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No smoke-free laws and regulations.

07/30/15

Mainstrasse Village Matures Into Family-Friendly Culinary Destination

RIVER CITY NEWS | MICHAEL MONKS | JULY 30, 2015 Mainstrasse Village is growing up.

07/03/15

Northern Kentucky Health Department Launches Mobile Website, Helps People ‘Make Healthy Choices’

NORTHERN KENTUCKY TRIBUNE | JULY 3, 2015 Public health information in Northern Kentucky, including local food inspection scores, is now easier to access on-the-go through a mobile version of the Northern Kentucky Health Department’s website.

07/01/15

NKY Restaurant Health Scores Now Available on Mobile Site

RIVER CITY NEWS | JULY 1, 2015 The Northern Kentucky Health Department just launched a new mobile version of its website that will allow for friendlier access to food inspection reports, locations of smoke-free restaurants, clinical services, job postings, and more.

06/25/15

Poll: 26% in NKY Know Someone Affected by Heroin

THE ENQUIRER | TERRY DEMIO | JUNE 25, 2015 If you’re from Northern Kentucky, chances are you feel pretty good about your health. Better than most in Kentucky.

02/27/15

Still No Statewide Smoking Ban in Kentucky, but Local Efforts Continue to Address the Issue

WVXU | MARK HEYNE | FEBRUARY 27, 2015 Forty-one communities in Kentucky, including Lexington, Louisville, and Kenton County, have smoke-free policies covering workplaces and enclosed public places, but efforts to establish a statewide smoking ban have failed for years.

02/25/15

Anti-smoking, Anti-heroin Efforts Both Critical

THE ENQUIRER | OP-ED | FEBRUARY 25, 2015 In his Feb. 22 column, “Smoking ban a step toward nanny state,” Kevin Gordon questioned which was a greater public health priority for Northern Kentucky: a smoke-free law or measures targeted at heroin treatment/prevention.

02/09/15

Column: Smoke-free Workplaces Improve Health, Lower Costs

COMMUNITY RECORDER | GLENN LOOMIS | FEBRUARY 9, 2015 Smoking is harmful to Kentucky’s health. Our state has the highest smoking rate in the country, so it follows that Kentucky also has high rates of health issues associated with tobacco use.

01/23/15

Survey: NKY Divided on Smoking Ban

CINCINNATI.COM | AMANDA VAN BENSCHOTEN | JANUARY 23, 2015 Nearly 40 percent of those surveyed don’t think the state should ban smoking – but 26 percent do.

01/16/15

Poll: NKY Opposition to Brent Spence Tolls Remains Firm

CINCINNATI.COM | AMANDA VAN BENSCHOTEN | JANUARY 16, 2015 Anti-toll, anti-smoking ban groups want to find out how many Northern Kentuckians agree with them.

01/08/15

Newport Schools to Ban Smoking

THE RIVER CITY NEWS | PATRICIA SCHEYER | JANUARY 8, 2015 There will be no smoking in any Newport school, or in the bus garage, if the Board of Education passes a policy to that effect.