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Kentucky Health Issues Poll

As part of the Foundation’s commitment to producing timely health information for policymakers, health officials and local decision makers, we sponsor an annual telephone opinion poll of Kentucky adults called the Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP). 

KHIP provides a snapshot of Kentuckians' views on various health related topics. The next round of KHIP results will be released beginning later this year. KHIP has been conducted annually since 2008.

The poll is funded jointly by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Interact for Health and conducted by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati. 

Data highlights from each year the Poll are available below.  Users can also access the entire survey dataset, full survey questions, as well as results by region or demographic group, from the Online Analysis and Statistical Information System (OASIS).

 

2016 Releases

State highlights

Costs still a barrier to getting care for 2 in 10 Kentucky adults

Support strong in Kentucky for 100% tobacco-free schools

The challenges Kentuckians face to improve their health

State’s uninsured rate at 13%; unstable insurance declines

Most favor raising age to buy tobacco; split on tax increase

Heroin Use and Prescription Drug Misuse in Kentucky 

Most Kentuckians Favor Raising Minimum Wage to $10.10

Kentucky Adults Favor a Statewide Smoke-Free Law

 

2015 Releases

State highlights

Impact and Views of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Among Kentuckians

State's Top Priorities 

Insurance Rates for Smokers & Significantly Overweight Adults

Health Status

Kentucky Parents' Views on School Lunches

Soda and Sugary Drink Policies

Electronic Communication & Healthcare Costs

Cost & Source of Medical Care for Kentucky Adults

Insurance Coverage

Heroin Use and Prescription Drug Misuse

Kentuckians' Views on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) 

Kentuckians' Views on Domestic Violence Law

Kentuckians' Views on E-Cigarettes

Statewide Smoke-Free Law

Most Kentuckians Aware of kynect

Overview of the Poll

 

Regional highlights

Spotlight on Western Kentucky

Spotlight on Greater Louisville

Spotlight on Greater Lexington

Spotlight on Northern Kentucky

Spotlight on Eastern Kentucky

 

2014 Releases

State highlights

Kentuckians' Views on School Health Policies

Kentuckians' Views on Drinking Water

Kentuckians' Views on Oral Health

Kentuckians' Views on Neighborhood Conditions

Many Not Eating Enough Fruits & Vegetables

Misuse of Prescription and Illegal Drugs

Kentuckians' Views on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

kynect Awareness

Medicaid Expansion Awareness

Insurance Coverage Among Kentucky Adults

Kentuckians' Views on a Statewide Smoke-Free Law

 

Regional highlights

Spotlight on Western Kentucky 

Spotlight on Greater Louisville

Spotlight on Greater Lexington

Spotlight on Northern Kentucky 

Spotlight on Eastern Kentucky 

 

2013 Releases

State highlights

Kentuckians' Views on Marijuana Laws and Use

Many Lack Access to Dental Care in Kentucky

Next Generation Seen as Worse Off, Less Healthy

Health Costs Are Burden for Many Kentuckians

Air Quality Concerns and Responses to Alerts

Awareness About Overdose Deaths

Limited Adherence to HIV Testing Guidelines

The Link Between Poverty and Health

Types of Providers (Clinicians)

Work-Based Health Insurance Coverage: Insurance Status

Work-Based Health Insurance Coverage: Insurance Type

Kentuckians' Views on Prescription Drug Misuse

Kentuckians' Views on Integrating Healthcare

Kentuckians' Views on a Smoke-Free Law

Kentuckians' Views on The Affordable Care Act

Kentuckians' Views on Presidential Race

 

Regional highlights

Spotlight on Western Kentucky

Spotlight on Greater Louisville

Spotlight on Greater Lexington

Spotlight on Northern Kentucky

Spotlight on Eastern Kentucky

 

2012 Releases

State highlights

  What Kentuckians Think Should be State’s Priorities

 Kentuckians’ Opinions on a Statewide Smoke-Free Law

 Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers in Kentucky

 Kentuckians’ Experiences with Health Insurance

  Where do Kentuckians Get Their Health Insurance?

  Kentuckians’ Opinions on the Affordable Care Act

  Has the Affordable Care Act Affected Kentuckians?

  What Kentuckians Think about Childhood Obesity

 Kentuckians’ Access to Mental Health Services

 Disposal of Prescription Pain Relievers in Kentucky

 Rates of Caregiving among Kentucky Adults

  The Link between Poverty and Health in Kentucky

  Ownership and Storage of Firearms in Kentucky

 

Regional highlights

  Spotlight on Western Kentucky

  Spotlight on Greater Louisville

  Spotlight on Greater Lexington

  Spotlight on Northern Kentucky

  Spotlight on Eastern Kentucky

  Full 2011 Data Set

  Overview of the Poll

 

 

2011 Releases

State highlights

  Kentuckians’ Experiences with Buying Healthy Food

  Kentuckians’ Experiences with Civic Engagement

  Kentuckians’ Experiences with Having Health Insurance

  Kentuckians’ Experiences with Walkable Communities

  What Kentuckians Think about Smoke-Free Policies

  What Kentuckians Think about the Affordable Care Act

  What Kentuckians Think about Treatment vs. Incarceration for People with Substance Use Disorders

  What Kentuckians Think about Using Cell Phones while Driving

  What Kentuckians Think are the Most Important Health Issues Facing Kentucky’s Men, Women, and Children

 

Regional highlights

  Spotlight on Western Kentucky

  Spotlight on Greater Louisville

  Spotlight on Greater Lexington

  Spotlight on Northern Kentucky

  Spotlight on Eastern Kentucky

  Full 2010 Data Set

 

 

2010 Releases

State highlights

  Kentuckians’ Experiences with Delaying or Going without Care Due to Cost

  Kentuckians’ Experiences with Going into Debt to Pay for Healthcare

  Kentuckians’ Experiences with Having a Medical Home

  Kentuckians’ Experiences with Not Having Health Insurance Coverage

  Kentuckians’ Experiences with Reductions in Salaries and Benefits

  What Kentuckians Think about Childhood Obesity

  What Kentuckians Think about How Satisfied They Are with Their Health Insurance

  What Kentuckians Think about Integrating Mental and Physical Health Care

  What Kentuckians Think about Providing Access to Healthcare for All Americans

  What Kentuckians Think about Treatment vs. Prison for People with Severe Mental Illness

  What Kentuckians Think about the Role of Schools in Children’s Health

  What Kentuckians Think about Ways to Increase the Number of Insured Americans
 

Regional highlights

  Spotlight on Western Kentucky

  Spotlight on Greater Louisville

  Spotlight on Greater Lexington

  Spotlight on Northern Kentucky

  Spotlight on Eastern Kentucky

  Full 2009 Data Set

 

 

2009 Releases 

State highlights

  Kentuckians’ Experiences with Health Insurance Coverage

  What Kentuckians Think about Access to Affordable, Quality Healthcare

  What Kentuckians Think about Important Issues for the 2008 Presidential Election

  What Kentuckians Think about Increasing the State Tax on Cigarettes

  What Kentuckians Think about the Importance of Medicaid

  What Kentuckians Think about the State of the State and Policy Priorities

  What Kentuckians Think about Their Own Health Status

  What Kentuckians Think about Why Healthcare Costs are Out of Control

  Full 2008 Data Set