Russell County

Total Population, 2012
USA Kentucky Russell

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

313,914,040 4,380,415 17,497
Percent of Adults who Smoke, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Russell

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 Russell

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

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

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

10% 24% 41%
Percent of Adults with Asthma, 2008-2010
USA Kentucky Russell

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 Russell

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

N/A 224.0 223.4
Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Russell

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

202.0 207.0 208.0
Lung/Bronchus Cancer Death Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Russell

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

55.0 73.0 80.0
Oral Cavity & Pharynx Cancer Incidence Rate (per 100,000), 2006-2010
USA Kentucky Russell

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 Russell
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No smoke-free laws and regulations.

06/23/14

Russel County Schools Deciding to go Tobacco-Free and Participate in Program for Free Meals

KY FORWARD | UNKNOWN | JUNE 23, 2014 School districts in Kentucky often deal with health issues. The Russell County Board of Education dealt with two important ones, tobacco use and school lunch, in its meeting last week. State officials are pushing to get schools to make their campuses tobacco-free as a way of discouraging smoking, since Kentucky has the highest percentage of smokers in the nation and ranks near the top in youth smoking.

05/05/11

Hospital goes tobacco free this week

TIMES JOURNAL & RUSSELL COUNTY NEWS | DEREK AARON | MAY 5, 2012 | Russell County Hospital is now a tobacco free healthcare facility, according to Teresa Spaw, the hospital’s administrative assistant and medical staff services coordinator who is in charge of marketing and public relations. The facility went tobacco free on Monday after more than a year of planning for this day, Spaw said.