KENTUCKY County

Total Population, 2012
USA Kentucky Kentucky

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

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

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% 27%
Percent of High School Students who Smoke, 2007
USA Kentucky Kentucky

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

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

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

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

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% 13%
Heart Disease Death Rate (per 100,000), 2003-2007
USA Kentucky Kentucky

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

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

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

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

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 Kentucky

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 13
USA Kentucky Kentucky
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No smoke-free laws and regulations.

07/19/15

The Cancer Epidemic in Central Appalachia

NEWSWEEK | JESSICA WAPNER | JULY 19, 2015 Seen from above, the Appalachian Mountains jut from the earth like a spine curving through the eastern U.S., reaching north into Canada and south into Mississippi. A closer listen reveals other, more disconcerting noises: the raspy voices, heavy wheezing and sighs of resignation that so frequently accompany a diagnosis of lung cancer.

07/13/15

Commentary | More Needed for Tobacco Education

THE COURIER-JOURNAL | JANIE HEATH AND ELLEN HAHN | JULY 13, 2015 The health of Kentucky continues to make headline news with smoking prevalence rates among the highest in the United States.

07/09/15

Study: Historical Barricades to Health in Tobacco-Growing States

KENTUCKY AG CONNECTION | JULY 9, 2015 The major tobacco-growing states lag behind the rest of the nation in adopting measures effective in reducing tobacco use. Consequently, these five states — Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Tennessee — are disproportionately affected by tobacco-related disease, the leading cause of preventable death.

07/02/15

Health Issues Poll Shows NKyians’ Views; Majority Favor Statewide Smoking Ban, Report Good Health

NORTHERN KENTUCKY TRIBUNE | JULY 2, 2015 The Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP), conducted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Cincinnati’s Interact for Health, provides a snapshot of regional views — including Northern Kentucky’s, on health issues.

06/24/15

UK College of Nursing Study Says Tobacco-Growing States like Kentucky Lag Behind in Health

NORTHERN KENTUCKY TRIBUNE | JUNE 24, 2015 The major tobacco-growing states lag behind the rest of the nation in adopting measures effective in reducing tobacco use.

06/23/15

Radon Heightens Dangers

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS | CHARLES MASON | JUNE 23, 2015 The colorless and tasteless gas radon, combined with a cigarette, can be deadly, officials said.

06/15/15

Kentuckians at Higher Risk of Lung Cancer Due to Smoking, Radon

SURFKY | ELIZABETH ADAMS | JUNE 15, 2015 While high smoking rates and weak or non-existent smoke-free laws in Kentucky are undeniably linked to high rates of lung cancer, the soil underground also poses considerable dangers.

06/12/15

Combined Effects of Tobacco Smoke and Radon Put Kentuckians at Heightened Risk of Lung Cancer

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER | ELLEN HAHN | JUNE 12, 2015 In Kentucky, a trifecta of risk factors contributes to a high prevalence of lung cancer.

06/01/15

Paris Teen Tackles Big Tobacco and Wins Advocacy Award

LEXINGTON HERALD LEADER | LASHANA HARNEY | JUNE 1, 2015 Tyler Boyle seems like the average Bourbon County High School senior. He’s applying to college, preparing for graduation, participating in extracurricular activities and keeping up with school work.

05/28/15

How They See IT

THE LEDGER INDEPENDENT | CODY EVANS | MAY 28, 2015 The Independent, Ashland, on the health of the state’s oldest residents: Another nationwide study has Kentucky ranked near the bottom in a critical quality of life area. In this case, it is caring for the health of its oldest residents.