Location: Bluegrass Area Development District

Key Indicators

Health Outcomes

Premature Death (years lost per 100,000 population) 2014-2018 Bluegrass Kentucky
Premature Death (years lost per 100,000 population) 8,212 9,034

About the Indicator: Years of Potential Life Lost prior to age 75 is a measure of premature mortality that is calculated over the age range from birth to 75 years of age.

Data Source: Kentucky State Data Center - Vital Statistics

Total Mortality (per 100,000 population) 2014-2018 Bluegrass Kentucky
Total Mortality (per 100,000 population) 862 919

About the Indicator: Age-adjusted rate of deaths (from all causes) per year.

Data Source: Kentucky State Data Center - Vital Statistics

Deaths by Age Group (count & rate per 100,000 population) See data Description below. 2013-2017 Bluegrass Kentucky
Less than 1 year 308 1,832
1-4 years 40 296
5-9 years 23 198
10-14 years 31 256
15-19 years 155 819
20-24 years 274 1,572
25-29 years 394 2,162
30-34 years 480 2,708
35-39 years 566 3,431
40-44 years 801 4,462
45-49 years 1,109 6,736
50-54 years 1,733 11,019
55-59 years 2,387 15,609
60-64 years 3,024 18,692
65-69 years 3,417 22,281
70-74 years 3,774 24,690
75-79 years 4,036 26,730
80-84 years 4,362 28,407
85 years and older 9,785 57,797

Data Source: Kentucky State Data Center - Vital Statistics, Deaths by Age Group

Motor Vehicle Deaths (count) 2018 Bluegrass Kentucky
Motor Vehicle Deaths (count) 107 724

Data Source: FARS, Kentucky State Data Center

Less than Good Health (percent adults) 2015-2017 Bluegrass Kentucky
County 23%(22.6-24.2)
County Group 23%(22.6-24.2)
Area Development District 21%(18.12-23.13)

About the Indicator: Adults were asked to rate their own health status as excellent, very good, good, fair or poor.  Data indicates the percentage of adults reporting their health status as generally being fair or poor.

Data Source: BRFSS

Physically Unhealthy Days (per month) 2016-2018 Bluegrass Kentucky
County 5(4.9-5.3)
County Group 5(4.9-5.3)
Area Development District 4(3.89-5.01)

About the Indicator: Average number of days in the past 30 days when physical health, including physical illness and injury, was not good.

Data Source: BRFSS

Mentally Unhealthy Days (per month) 2015-2017 Bluegrass Kentucky
County 5(4.4-4.8)
County Group 5(4.4-4.8)
Area Development District 5(4.02-5.06)

About the Indicator: Average number of days in the past 30 days when mental health, including stress, depression, and problems with emotions, was not good.

Data Source: BRFSS

Prevalence of Asthma (percent adults) 2016-2018 Bluegrass Kentucky
County 16%(15.0-16.4)
County Group 16%(15.0-16.4)
Area Development District 17%(14.96-19.69)

Data Source: BRFSS

Prevalence of Diabetes (percent adults) 2016-2018 Bluegrass Kentucky
County 13%(12.6-13.8)
County Group 13%(12.6-13.8)
Area Development District 11%(9.33-12.8)

Data Source: BRFSS

Prevalence of Hypertension (percent adults) 2015-2017 Bluegrass Kentucky
County 39%(38.0-40.3)
County Group 39%(38.0-40.3)
Area Development District 37%(34-40.83)

About the Indicator: Percent of adults who report they have been told they have high blood pressure or hypertension by a health care professional.

Data Source: BRFSS

Heart Disease Deaths (per 100,000 population) 2014-2018 Bluegrass Kentucky
Heart Disease Deaths (per 100,000 population) 176 195

About the Indicator: Age-adjusted rate of deaths (due to heart disease) per year.

Data Source: Kentucky State Data Center - Vital Statistics

Stroke Deaths (per 100,000 population) 2014-2018 Bluegrass Kentucky
Stroke Deaths (per 100,000 population) 40 39

About the Indicator: Age-adjusted rate of deaths (due to stroke) per year.

Data Source: Kentucky State Data Center - Vital Statistics

Data Sources:

Kentucky State Data Center - Vital Statistics

Description: Kentucky State Data Center analysis of records from the Kentucky Department for Public Health Office of Vital Statistics.

Kentucky State Data Center - Vital Statistics, Deaths by Age Group

Description: Kentucky State Data Center analysis of records from the Kentucky Department for Public Health Office of Vital Statistics. Where Number equals 0, the cases were less than 5, including zero, and Rate was not calculated.

FARS

Description: Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Kentucky State Data Center

Description: Calculated by the Kentucky State Data Center.

BRFSS

Description: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kentucky Department for Public Health. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Data as analyzed at the county level by the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Control Program and College of Public Health.

Data for counties with fewer than 50 respondents have been suppressed. 

County groups were developed by researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Control Program and College of Public Health under the direction of the Kentucky Department for Public Health. The county groups were developed through a methodology which considered socioeconomic, demographic, and health-related statistics at the county level, together with geographical proximity and number of BRFSS respondents, to cluster counties based on similar characteristics. County groups are expected to provide more stable rates and reliable estimates for small areas in Kentucky. For additional information, please email rseger at healthy-ky.org.