Perry County

Total Population, 2012
USA Kentucky Perry

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

313,914,040 4,380,415 28,241
Percent of Adults who Smoke, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Perry

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% 36%
Percent of High School Students who Smoke, 2007
USA Kentucky Perry

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 Perry

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

10% 24% 38%
Percent of Adults with Asthma, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Perry

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% 18%
Heart Disease Death Rate (per 100,000), 2003-2007
USA Kentucky Perry

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

N/A 224.0 409.9
Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Perry

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

202.0 207.0 280.0
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Perry

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

55.0 73.0 120.0
Oral Cavity & Pharynx Cancer Incidence Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Perry

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 11.8
USA Kentucky Perry
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No smoke-free laws and regulations.

07/01/15

HCTC Becomes Tobacco Free

WYMT | JULY 1, 2015 The Hazard Community and Technical College is now tobacco free.

11/30/11

The Other Side

THE HAZARD-HERALD | CRIS RITCHIE | NOVEMBER 30, 2011 | “Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature.” – Charles Dickens, from Nicholas Nickelby. The above quote, which also appears as this week’s quote of the week, is an apt one this month. It was this month when we learned that Kentucky has the highest rate of smokers in the nation. Good for us.

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.

03/14/11

Don’t repeal smoking ban, Campbell County urged

ZANESVILLE TIMES RECORDER | MIKE RUTLEDGE | FEBRUARY 14, 2011 | In an effort to change the minds of Campbell County officials, the Northern Kentucky Medical Society and St. Elizabeth Healthcare on Monday issued a joint statement urging county leaders not to strike down the countywide smoking ban that is to take effect in April.

02/22/11

Up in smoke: The cost of tobacco

HAZARD HERALD | CRIS RITCHIE | AUGUST 8, 2010 | Several local governments in eastern Kentucky have moved to pass smoking bans, including one in the Kentucky River Area Development District where both the rates of smoking and smoking related deaths far exceed the national averages.

01/15/11

Legislator Files Bill for Statewide Smoking Ban

THE HAZARD HERALD | TARA KAPROWY AND AL CROSS | JANUARY 15, 2011 | Though advocates of anti-smoking laws don’t believe a statewide smoking ban will pass in the General Assembly this year, they see public support for it, and have come to the conclusion that it’s time to get the discussion started.