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Oldham tops county health rankings, eastern Ky last

Oldham tops county health rankings, eastern Ky last

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 8:16 AM

(WHAS11 Political Blog) -- Oldham County is the healthiest in Kentucky, according to the annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI).

Eastern Kentucky, meanwhile, is home to all but three of the commonwealth's 30 unhealthiest counties.

The rankings examine the health and well-being of people living in all counties in Kentucky and show that how long and well people live depend on multiple factors beyond just their access to medical care.
 
Among the 25 factors in the rankings are rates of childhood poverty, rates of smoking, obesity levels, access to physicians and dentists, rates of high school graduation and college, access to healthy foods and levels of physical activity.

“This report reminds us that health does not exist in a vacuum," said Terry Brooks, executive director at Kentucky Youth Advocates.  "The national and state data reveal that a number of non-health factors are cornerstones to the state of Kentuckians’ health."

"For instance, we know that there is a direct and disturbing link between child poverty and health," Brooks continued.  "Until we tackle poverty, graduation rates and family supports, the state of health for Kentuckians will not improve.”

Louisville Metro/Jefferson County ranks 30th out of Kentucky's 120 counties. 


1     Oldham (OL)
2     Boone (BN)
3     Shelby (SH)
4     Lyon (LY)
5     Spencer (SP)
6     Washington (WS)
7     Scott (SC)
8     Fayette (FA)
9     Calloway (CL)
10     Hancock (HA)
11     Woodford (WD)
12     Jessamine (JS)
13     Hardin (HR)
14     Larue (LA)

15     Warren (WA)
16     Campbell (CB)
17     Anderson (AN)
18     Meade (MD)
19     Madison (MI)
20     Owen (OW)
21     Kenton (KE)
22     Daviess (DA)
23     Nelson (NE)
24     Boyle (BL)
25     Bullitt (BI)
26     Henry (HY)

27     Simpson (SI)
28     Hart (HT)
29     Franklin (FR)
30     Jefferson (JE)
31     Taylor (TA)
32     Ohio (OH)
33     Graves (GV)
34     Marshall (MS)
35     Logan (LO)
36     Garrard (GR)
37     McCracken (MK)
38     Rowan (RW)
39     Marion (MH)
40     Mercer (MC)
41     Bracken (BK)
42     Mason (MO)
43     Barren (BR)
44     Carlisle (CR)
45     Christian (CH)
46     Wayne (WY)
47     Green (GE)
48     Russell (RS)
49     Pulaski (PU)
50     Edmonson (ED)
51     Webster (WB)
52     Trimble (TI)
53     Grayson (GY)
54     Greenup (GU)
55     Harrison (HI)
56     Hopkins (HO)
57     McLean (ML)
58     Breckinridge (BG)
59     Adair (AD)
60     Grant (GN)
61     Hickman (HK)
62     Henderson (HE)
63     Allen (AL)
64     Laurel (LU)
65     Todd (TO)
66     Monroe (MN)
67     Carroll (CO)
68     Bourbon (BO)
69     Morgan (MA)
70     Crittenden (CD)
71     Livingston (LG)
72     Trigg (TR)
73     Elliott (EL)
74     Union (UN)
75     Muhlenberg (MB)
76     Montgomery (MY)
77     Fulton (FU)
78     Clark (CK)
79     Butler (BU)
80     Metcalfe (MF)
81     Caldwell (CA)
82     Casey (CS)
83     Fleming (FL)
84     Clinton (CN)
85     Rockcastle (RC)
86     Lewis (LI)
87     Lincoln (LN)
88     Boyd (BY)
89     McCreary (MR)
90     Pendleton (PE)
91     Carter (CT)
92     Ballard (BA)
93     Robertson (RO)
94     Gallatin (GA)
95     Estill (ES)
96     Whitley (WH)
97     Bath (BT)
98     Knox (KO)
99     Nicholas (NI)
100     Lawrence (LW)
101     Letcher (LT)
102     Owsley (OS)
103     Knott (KN)
104     Magoffin (MG)
105     Cumberland (CM)
106     Powell (PO)
107     Jackson (JA)
108     Johnson (JO)
109     Bell (BE)
110     Harlan (HL)
111     Menifee (ME)
112     Clay (CY)
113     Leslie (LS)
114     Martin (MT)
115     Pike (PI)
116     Lee (LE)
117     Wolfe (WO)
118     Breathitt (BH)
119     Perry (PR)
120     Floyd (FO)

 

 

 

 

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