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HomeHealth Education through Extension Leadership (HEEL) › Data and Statistics

Health Education through Extension Leadership (HEEL)

Regional Data

The data presented here are for the six leading causes of death in Kentucky. Additionally, eight other selected causes of death are presented. The data were calculated across a five-year time period, 2000 – 2004, and have been age-adjusted to allow an equitable comparison across regions.

Kentucky Regional Map

Kentucky by Region (PDF)

Kentucky Mortality Maps by Region

Regional Health Profiles

County Data

Age-adjusted per 100,000 total population

NOTE: Breast Cancer rates are based on BOTH men and women in the at risk population,
so the rates may be lower than if women only were included in the rate denominator.
 

Kentucky Mortality Maps by County

County Profiles

County Socio-economic Summaries

These charts compare the current socio-economic status of an individual Kentucky county to the Commonwealth as a whole, and to the nation at large.

African-American Supplement

These statistical outlines were prepared only for counties with an African-American population exceeding 2,000 persons, and details death rates specifically among African-Americans in Kentucky.

NOTE: Breast Cancer rates are based on BOTH men and women in the at risk population,
so the rates may be lower than if women only were included in the rate denominator.
 

Lack of Physical Activity
Prevalence of Obesity
Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI's)

The following is maps and an excerpt from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of Health Policy, Health Care Information Center

http://chfs.ky.gov/ohp/healthdata/pqis.htm

“PQIs are a set of measures that can be used to identify "ambulatory care sensitive conditions," which are conditions for which good outpatient care can potentially prevent the need for hospitalization, complications or more severe disease.  The data used to develop the PQI reports are standardized administrative information routinely submitted by Kentucky hospitals to bill for their services. This administrative data includes many elements such as procedure codes, diagnosis codes, facility charges and patient demographic information. To fairly report on the prevention quality indicators, the data are “risk-adjusted” to account for the difference in patient severity levels in each geographic location. Risk-adjusting the data is one way we attempt to level the playing field when comparing prevention quality indicators. 

NOTE:  For Prevention Quality Indicators, lower rates usually represent better outpatient care which can potentially prevent the need for hospitalization.”  

Health Provider Shortage Area (HPSA)
Uninsured

The development of the HEEL program was made possible by Senator Mitch McConnell with funds earmarked for the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Lexington, KY and budgeted through the CSREES/USDA Federal Administration.

 
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