Insurance and Health Care Coverage Indicator

Forego Care Due to Cost (percent adults)

2014-2016

State Percent
Kentucky County 13%(12.8-14.1)
County Group 13%(12.8-14.1)
County Percent
Adair County 15%(8.66-25.89)
County Group 17%(13.35-20.64)
Allen County 20%(10.92-33.4)
County Group 16%(11.65-21.76)
Anderson County 4%(1.08-11.27)
County Group 10%(7.19-14.64)
Ballard County 11%(5.55-20.87)
County Group 10%(7.6-13.93)
Barren County 14%(9.05-21.88)
County Group 16%(11.65-21.76)
Bath County 13%(8.29-19.66)
County Group 18%(14.05-22.22)
Bell County 15%(9.51-23.25)
County Group 17%(13.63-20.05)
Boone County 14%(10.47-19.08)
County Group 14%(10.47-19.08)
Bourbon County
County Group 14%(10.38-19.11)
Boyd County 15%(10.69-20.96)
County Group 15%(10.69-20.96)
Boyle County 7%(2.96-15.83)
County Group 13%(9.11-17.33)
Bracken County 8%(3.66-15.78)
County Group 14%(9.34-21.79)
Breathitt County 14%(8.51-23.54)
County Group 15%(12.14-18.41)
Breckinridge County 12%(5.89-22.98)
County Group 11%(7.66-15.65)
Bullitt County 14%(8.9-20.59)
County Group 12%(8.67-16.87)
Butler County 11%(4.98-22.25)
County Group 15%(11.01-19.16)
Caldwell County 16%(6.52-35.03)
County Group 14%(10.5-19.09)
Calloway County 8%(4.13-13.24)
County Group 10%(7.6-13.93)
Campbell County 12%(7.46-18.14)
County Group 12%(7.46-18.14)
Carlisle County 5%(1.08-17.97)
County Group 10%(7.6-13.93)
Carroll County 4%(1-11.98)
County Group 11%(7.73-14.63)
Carter County 23%(16.26-30.65)
County Group 21%(16.5-27.44)
Casey County 14%(8.13-21.88)
County Group 17%(13.35-20.64)
Christian County 13%(8.21-19.23)
County Group 12%(7.87-17.16)
Clark County 14%(7.21-25.98)
County Group 14%(10.38-19.11)
Clay County 27%(16.87-39.4)
County Group 17%(13.63-20.05)
Clinton County 17%(8.19-32.12)
County Group 17%(13.35-20.64)
Crittenden County 10%(4.29-21.56)
County Group 14%(10.5-19.09)
Cumberland County 10%(4.51-20.71)
County Group 17%(13.35-20.64)
Daviess County 12%(8.24-17.08)
County Group 12%(8.24-17.08)
Edmonson County 15%(7.48-28.34)
County Group 16%(11.65-21.76)
Elliott County 30%(18.76-43.88)
County Group 18%(14.05-22.22)
Estill County
County Group 13%(8.28-18.63)
Fayette County 12%(9.28-15.76)
County Group 12%(9.28-15.76)
Fleming County 18%(10.32-29.13)
County Group 10%(6.75-15.24)
Floyd County 16%(11.51-20.81)
County Group 16%(11.51-20.81)
Franklin County 16%(9.57-25.17)
County Group 10%(7.19-14.64)
Fulton County
County Group 10%(7.6-13.93)
Gallatin County
County Group 14%(9.34-21.79)
Garrard County 8%(2.72-21.93)
County Group 13%(9.11-17.33)
Grant County 16%(8.11-30.11)
County Group 14%(9.34-21.79)
Graves County 15%(9.74-22.28)
County Group 10%(7.6-13.93)
Grayson County 16%(10.25-23.3)
County Group 15%(11.01-19.16)
Green County 20%(9.71-37.4)
County Group 17%(13.35-20.64)
Greenup County 14%(10.21-19.06)
County Group 14%(10.21-19.06)
Hancock County 8%(3.15-18.86)
County Group 11%(7.66-15.65)
Hardin County 14%(10.51-18.44)
County Group 14%(10.51-18.44)
Harlan County 13%(8.01-19.38)
County Group 17%(13.63-20.05)
Harrison County 6%(1.72-20.17)
County Group 10%(6.75-15.24)
Hart County 16%(9.45-24.55)
County Group 15%(11.01-19.16)
Henderson County 12%(7.87-18.38)
County Group 11%(7.79-16.27)
Henry County 11%(4.83-22.82)
County Group 11%(7.73-14.63)
Hickman County
County Group 10%(7.6-13.93)
Hopkins County 15%(9.36-23.35)
County Group 14%(9.47-20.39)
Jackson County 13%(6.94-23.18)
County Group 15%(12.14-18.41)
Jefferson County 14%(11.78-15.69)
County Group 14%(11.78-15.69)
Jessamine County 9%(4.44-15.68)
County Group 14%(10.38-19.11)
Johnson County 18%(13.15-25.11)
County Group 17%(12.94-21.07)
Kenton County 11%(8.07-14.62)
County Group 11%(8.07-14.62)
Knott County 17%(11.84-24.41)
County Group 17%(12.93-21.64)
Knox County 14%(8.52-22.77)
County Group 17%(13.63-20.05)
Larue County 20%(9.8-36.43)
County Group 13%(9.11-17.33)
Laurel County 15%(9.56-22.73)
County Group 15%(9.56-22.73)
Lawrence County 13%(8.49-20.63)
County Group 17%(12.94-21.07)
Lee County 18%(9.85-30.24)
County Group 15%(12.14-18.41)
Leslie County 17%(10.74-25.61)
County Group 15%(11.51-19.2)
Letcher County 16%(11.28-23.42)
County Group 17%(12.93-21.64)
Lewis County 19%(12.59-27.42)
County Group 21%(16.5-27.44)
Lincoln County 20%(8.66-40.57)
County Group 17%(13.35-20.64)
Livingston County 12%(6.45-21.44)
County Group 14%(10.5-19.09)
Logan County 17%(10.05-28.01)
County Group 15%(11.12-20.66)
Lyon County 5%(0.95-23.11)
County Group 14%(10.5-19.09)
Madison County 18%(11.84-27.3)
County Group 14%(10.38-19.11)
Magoffin County 19%(12.62-27.81)
County Group 15%(12.14-18.41)
Marion County 20%(12.61-31)
County Group 13%(9.11-17.33)
Marshall County 14%(9-21.79)
County Group 14%(10.5-19.09)
Martin County 17%(9.44-29.1)
County Group 17%(12.94-21.07)
Mason County 16%(8.84-26.32)
County Group 10%(6.75-15.24)
McCracken County 11%(7.81-15.9)
County Group 11%(7.81-15.9)
McCreary County 10%(5.96-17.76)
County Group 17%(13.63-20.05)
McLean County 11%(3.71-27.32)
County Group 14%(9.47-20.39)
Meade County 15%(8.61-25.08)
County Group 11%(7.66-15.65)
Menifee County 18%(10.26-30.11)
County Group 18%(14.05-22.22)
Mercer County 10%(3.4-24.97)
County Group 13%(9.11-17.33)
Metcalfe County 15%(6.18-30.41)
County Group 15%(11.01-19.16)
Monroe County 16%(7.28-32.57)
County Group 17%(13.35-20.64)
Montgomery County 14%(8.94-20)
County Group 13%(8.28-18.63)
Morgan County 15%(9.96-21.18)
County Group 18%(14.05-22.22)
Muhlenberg County 14%(9.56-20.94)
County Group 15%(11.12-20.66)
Nelson County 10%(5.46-19.07)
County Group 12%(8.67-16.87)
Nicholas County
County Group 10%(6.75-15.24)
Ohio County 7%(3.1-14.64)
County Group 11%(7.66-15.65)
Oldham County 9%(4.49-15.73)
County Group 11%(7.73-14.63)
Owen County 18%(7.49-37.2)
County Group 11%(7.73-14.63)
Owsley County 22%(11.76-37.35)
County Group 15%(12.14-18.41)
Pendleton County 18%(8.77-33.85)
County Group 14%(9.34-21.79)
Perry County 14%(10.09-18.77)
County Group 15%(11.51-19.2)
Pike County 16%(12.41-19.71)
County Group 16%(12.41-19.71)
Powell County
County Group 13%(8.28-18.63)
Pulaski County 14%(10.23-18.83)
County Group 14%(10.23-18.83)
Robertson County
County Group 10%(6.75-15.24)
Rockcastle County 12%(6.95-19.9)
County Group 15%(12.14-18.41)
Rowan County 15%(10.9-21.03)
County Group 15%(10.9-21.03)
Russell County 16%(8.09-27.76)
County Group 17%(13.35-20.64)
Scott County 9%(4.23-17.94)
County Group 10%(7.19-14.64)
Shelby County 10%(5.59-18.3)
County Group 11%(7.73-14.63)
Simpson County 14%(5.4-30.51)
County Group 15%(11.12-20.66)
Spencer County 8%(3.04-18.74)
County Group 12%(8.67-16.87)
Taylor County 14%(7.8-23.31)
County Group 17%(13.35-20.64)
Todd County 8%(3.13-17.39)
County Group 12%(7.87-17.16)
Trigg County 22%(11.17-38.23)
County Group 14%(10.5-19.09)
Trimble County 18%(6.85-39.89)
County Group 11%(7.73-14.63)
Union County 9%(4.43-19.08)
County Group 11%(7.79-16.27)
Warren County 13%(9.16-17.26)
County Group 13%(9.16-17.26)
Washington County 14%(6.13-27.5)
County Group 13%(9.11-17.33)
Wayne County 22%(14.75-30.54)
County Group 17%(13.35-20.64)
Webster County 13%(5.23-30.12)
County Group 14%(9.47-20.39)
Whitley County 20%(13.23-29.63)
County Group 17%(13.63-20.05)
Wolfe County 13%(7.23-22.08)
County Group 15%(12.14-18.41)
Woodford County 8%(3.62-18.26)
County Group 10%(7.19-14.64)

Notes on this indicator: The percent of adults who report that there was a time in the past year when they needed to see a doctor but could not because of the cost.

Data Sources:

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.