Lawrence County

Total Population, 2012
USA Kentucky Lawrence

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

313,914,040 4,380,415 15,848
Percent of Adults who Smoke, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Lawrence

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% 31%
Percent of High School Students who Smoke, 2007
USA Kentucky Lawrence

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

23% 25% 26%
Percent of Births to Mothers who Smoked During Pregnancy, 2009
USA Kentucky Lawrence

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 Lawrence

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% 24%
Heart Disease Death Rate (per 100,000), 2003-2007
USA Kentucky Lawrence

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

N/A 224.0 271.1
Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Lawrence

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

202.0 207.0 248.0
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Lawrence

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

55.0 73.0 83.0
Oral Cavity & Pharynx Cancer Incidence Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Lawrence

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 *
USA Kentucky Lawrence
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No smoke-free laws and regulations.

01/08/15

Commission Asked to Help With Smoking Ban

THE INDEPENDENT ONLINE | LANA BELLAMY | JANUARY 8, 2015 David Little, an organizer for Smoke Free Kentucky, approached Ashland’s board of commissioners Thursday asking for their help in pushing local state lawmakers to support a statewide smoking ban this year.

11/22/11

Machir, McGinn Receive State Awards for Anti-tobacco Program

THE LAZER | MARK GRAYSON | NOVEMEBER 22, 2011 | Lawrence County Health Department’s Carolyn McGinn, Tobacco Coordinator, and Patricia Machir, Tobacco Cessation Counselor, were recently recognized at the annual Rural Smoke-Free Communities Project Leadership Exchange in Lexington. They were presented with an engraved plaque by the Kentucky Center for Smoke-Free Policy, honoring Lawrence County “for their tireless efforts in educating on secondhand smoke and promoting smoke-free policy”.

09/22/11

Lung Cancer Research Team Awarded $1.43 Million to Study Cancer in Eastern Kentucky

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY NEWS | ALLISON PERRY | SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 | The University of Kentucky’s Dr. Susanne Arnold and colleagues were awarded a grant by the Department of Defense to study potential environmental reasons for the high lung cancer rates in Eastern Kentucky. The grant is for $1.43 million over three years and the study began on Sept. 15.