Saturday, 12 July 2014 05:44

In Fall 2013, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Interact

for Health (formerly The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati)

sponsored the Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP), a telephone survey

to find out what Kentuckians think about various health issues that impact

our communities, our state, and our nation. This report presents the views

expressed by respondents from the Western Kentucky Region. About 27% of

Kentuckians live in this 42-county region

In general, responses from our area residents were comparable to the

state as a whole. Like the statewide results, in our area:

• The majority of adults favored tobacco free policies on school campuses (85%)

• The majority of adults favored new school nutrition standards (82%)

• The majority of adults favored requiring schools to provide 30 minutes a day

of physical activity to students (98%)

• Only about 2 in 10 rate the conditions of their neighborhood sidewalks and

shoulders as “excellent” or “very good” (19%)

• More than 4 in 10 report that their neighborhood was very safe to walk, jog,

or bike (42%)

• The majority favored the decision to expand Medicaid in Kentucky (74%)

• About 1 in 4 report eating the recommended daily amounts of fruits and


vegetables (26%)


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