Location: Jefferson County

Key Indicators

Health Outcomes

Jefferson Kentucky USA
Premature Death (years lost per 100,000 population) 8,975 9,436 7,562

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

Jefferson Kentucky
Total Mortality (per 100,000 population) 835 892

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

Data Source: Kentucky State Data Center - Vital Statistics

Jefferson Kentucky
Motor Vehicle Deaths (count) 78.0 672.0

Data Source: FARS, Kentucky State Data Center

Less than Good Health (percent adults) Jefferson Kentucky
County 22%(19.4-23.79) 24%(23.1-24.6)
County Group 22%(19.4-23.79) 24%(23.1-24.6)

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) Jefferson Kentucky
County 5(4.11-5.11) 5(5-5.3)
County Group 5(4.11-5.11) 5(5-5.3)

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) Jefferson Kentucky
County 4(3.95-4.96) 5(4.5-4.8)
County Group 4(3.95-4.96) 5(4.5-4.8)

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) Jefferson Kentucky
County 15%(13.51-17.11) 16%(15.1-16.3)
County Group 15%(13.51-17.11) 16%(15.1-16.3)

Data Source: BRFSS

Prevalence of Diabetes (percent adults) Jefferson Kentucky
County 11%(9.41-12.34) 11%(10.8-11.8)
County Group 11%(9.41-12.34) 11%(10.8-11.8)

Data Source: BRFSS

Prevalence of Hypertension (percent adults) Jefferson Kentucky
County 37%(33.8-39.59) 39%(37.54-39.50)
County Group 37%(33.8-39.59) 39%(37.54-39.50)

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

Data Source: BRFSS

Cancer Deaths (age-adjusted rate per 100,000 population) Jefferson Kentucky
All Cancers 192 201
Lung and Bronchus 61 70
Colorectal 17 18
Breast 25 22
Prostate 21 21

About the Indicator: Breast Cancer Death Rate is the number of deaths per 100,000 females. Prostate Cancer Death Rate is the number of deaths per 100,000 males.

Data for counties with fewer than 15 deaths is considered unstable and has been supressed.

Data Source: Kentucky Cancer Registry

Jefferson Kentucky
Heart Disease Deaths (per 100,000 population) 174 205

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

Data Source: Kentucky State Data Center - Vital Statistics

Jefferson Kentucky
Stroke Deaths (per 100,000 population) 37 42

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

Data Source: Kentucky State Data Center - Vital Statistics

Jefferson Kentucky USA
Infectious Disease 2007 (per 100,000 population) 16.2 8.0 23.0

About the Indicator: The occurrence of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis, and hepatitis (all types).

Data Source: The Health of Kentucky: A County Assessment (Kentucky Reportable Disease System)

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.

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.  

Kentucky Cancer Registry

Description: Additional incidence and mortality data for these and other cancer types is available from the Kentucky Cancer Registry (KCR).  Counties with supressed data may be able to obtain stable rates by expanding the selected time frame on the KCR website, www.kcr.uky.edu.

The Health of Kentucky: A County Assessment (Kentucky Reportable Disease System)

Description: Kentucky Institute of Medicine. The Health of Kentucky: A County Assessment. Lexington, KY; 2007. Authors' analysis of data from Kentucky Reportable Disease System (1999-2003).

The Health of Kentucky: A County Assessment (Traffic Collisions in Kentucky)

Description: Kentucky Institute of Medicine. The Health of Kentucky: A County Assessment. Lexington, KY; 2007.  Authors' analysis of data from Kentucky State Police Traffic Collisions in Kentucky annual reports (2000-2004).

The Health of Kentucky: A County Assessment (Kentucky Department of Labor, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries)

Description: Kentucky Institute of Medicine. The Health of Kentucky: A County Assessment. Lexington, KY; 2007. Authors' analysis of data from Kentucky Department of Labor, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (1999-2003).