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Kentucky's Health Challenges

Kentucky's Health Challenges

Challenges include a high prevalence of smoking at 25.6 percent of the population, a high prevalence of obesity at 32.3 percent of the population, a high rate of cancer deaths at 227.0 deaths per 100,000 population, a high rate of preventable hospitalizations with 102.0 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees and many poor mental and physical health days per month at 4.6 days and 5.2 days, respectively, in the previous 30 days.

Organizations & Agencies

Kentucky Health LInks

Kentucky-specific data and information on overall health status.

General Health

General U.S. sites relating to Kentucky's health challenges.

Affordable Care Act

Learn more about the Health Insurance Market Place & your new coverage options with Obamacare

Subject Guide

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Carol Watwood
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