Insurance and Health Care Coverage Indicator

Forego Care Due to Cost (percent adults)

2016-2018

State Percent
Kentucky County 12%(11.7-13.0)
County Group 12%(11.7-13.0)
County Percent
Adair County 8%(3.73-15.22)
County Group 14%(11.35-18.15)
Allen County 10%(5.17-19.9)
County Group 14%(9.98-20.1)
Anderson County 4%(1.11-13.32)
County Group 8%(5.24-13.47)
Ballard County 8%(3.78-16.4)
County Group 11%(8.31-13.81)
Barren County 15%(9.27-22.02)
County Group 14%(9.98-20.1)
Bath County 17%(9.87-26.39)
County Group 18%(12.81-24.77)
Bell County 10%(6.04-16.72)
County Group 15%(12.41-18.73)
Boone County 12%(8.53-16.44)
County Group 12%(8.53-16.44)
Bourbon County 12%(4.29-27.93)
County Group 10%(6.95-14.23)
Boyd County 13%(9.91-16.88)
County Group 13%(9.91-16.88)
Boyle County 7%(1.98-19.62)
County Group 10%(6.41-14.37)
Bracken County 7%(2.3-20.87)
County Group 18%(11.01-27.18)
Breathitt County 20%(10.96-32.79)
County Group 13%(9.76-16.57)
Breckinridge County 14%(7.13-24.77)
County Group 13%(9.11-17.28)
Bullitt County 15%(8.97-23.07)
County Group 13%(9.18-18.27)
Butler County 15%(8.05-27.09)
County Group 14%(10.74-18.76)
Caldwell County 19%(9.26-36.39)
County Group 11%(8.23-15.06)
Calloway County 11%(6.99-16.38)
County Group 11%(8.31-13.81)
Campbell County 14%(8.64-21.29)
County Group 14%(8.64-21.29)
Carlisle County
County Group 11%(8.31-13.81)
Carroll County 9%(2.94-24.41)
County Group 7%(4.83-10.71)
Carter County 15%(10.16-20.67)
County Group 14%(10.65-19.42)
Casey County 11%(6.03-17.98)
County Group 14%(11.35-18.15)
Christian County 10%(6.63-13.99)
County Group 10%(7.24-13.83)
Clark County 10%(4.21-21.85)
County Group 10%(6.95-14.23)
Clay County 18%(10.4-30.06)
County Group 15%(12.41-18.73)
Clinton County 8%(3.85-16.59)
County Group 14%(11.35-18.15)
Crittenden County 14%(6.62-27.61)
County Group 11%(8.23-15.06)
Cumberland County
County Group 14%(11.35-18.15)
Daviess County 13%(9.17-17.42)
County Group 13%(9.17-17.42)
Edmonson County 18%(7.98-36.39)
County Group 14%(9.98-20.1)
Elliott County 22%(11.66-37.32)
County Group 18%(12.81-24.77)
Estill County
County Group 15%(9.62-21.28)
Fayette County 11%(8.27-14.18)
County Group 11%(8.27-14.18)
Fleming County 10%(5.69-18.22)
County Group 13%(7.85-20.71)
Floyd County 20%(14.48-26.91)
County Group 20%(14.48-26.91)
Franklin County 13%(6.74-25.09)
County Group 8%(5.24-13.47)
Fulton County
County Group 11%(8.31-13.81)
Gallatin County
County Group 18%(11.01-27.18)
Garrard County 2%(0.31-8.29)
County Group 10%(6.41-14.37)
Grant County 23%(11.9-40.9)
County Group 18%(11.01-27.18)
Graves County 13%(9.07-19.04)
County Group 11%(8.31-13.81)
Grayson County 11%(6.37-17.44)
County Group 14%(10.74-18.76)
Green County 12%(5.75-22.86)
County Group 14%(11.35-18.15)
Greenup County 13%(8.81-18.02)
County Group 13%(8.81-18.02)
Hancock County 14%(5.97-27.86)
County Group 13%(9.11-17.28)
Hardin County 11%(7.92-15.14)
County Group 11%(7.92-15.14)
Harlan County 19%(12.21-28.68)
County Group 15%(12.41-18.73)
Harrison County
County Group 13%(7.85-20.71)
Hart County 15%(8.59-25.65)
County Group 14%(10.74-18.76)
Henderson County 11%(7.08-16.53)
County Group 11%(7.66-15.65)
Henry County 5%(1.02-18.77)
County Group 7%(4.83-10.71)
Hickman County
County Group 11%(8.31-13.81)
Hopkins County 11%(8.01-15.51)
County Group 10%(7.24-13.78)
Jackson County 9%(4.47-18.22)
County Group 13%(9.76-16.57)
Jefferson County 12%(10.2-14.08)
County Group 12%(10.2-14.08)
Jessamine County 5%(1.75-14.33)
County Group 10%(6.95-14.23)
Johnson County 18%(12.12-26.43)
County Group 17%(12.61-21.89)
Kenton County 9%(6.38-12.71)
County Group 9%(6.38-12.71)
Knott County 24%(16.51-33.43)
County Group 16%(12.01-21.6)
Knox County 11%(6.02-18.71)
County Group 15%(12.41-18.73)
Larue County 9%(4.02-18.52)
County Group 10%(6.41-14.37)
Laurel County 10%(6.95-14.39)
County Group 10%(6.95-14.39)
Lawrence County 13%(7.66-21.64)
County Group 17%(12.61-21.89)
Lee County 11%(5.28-20.64)
County Group 13%(9.76-16.57)
Leslie County 17%(10.6-24.9)
County Group 13%(9.75-17.16)
Letcher County 9%(5.93-14.73)
County Group 16%(12.01-21.6)
Lewis County 14%(7.87-24.07)
County Group 14%(10.65-19.42)
Lincoln County 21%(9.67-38.7)
County Group 14%(11.35-18.15)
Livingston County 10%(4.79-19.32)
County Group 11%(8.23-15.06)
Logan County 16%(9.94-25.31)
County Group 13%(9.3-17.08)
Lyon County 3%(0.92-8.03)
County Group 11%(8.23-15.06)
Madison County 11%(7.01-18.02)
County Group 10%(6.95-14.23)
Magoffin County 14%(8.03-24.71)
County Group 13%(9.76-16.57)
Marion County 12%(6.4-21.71)
County Group 10%(6.41-14.37)
Marshall County 10%(6.29-16.12)
County Group 11%(8.23-15.06)
Martin County 20%(10.79-34.15)
County Group 17%(12.61-21.89)
Mason County 14%(7.94-22.45)
County Group 13%(7.85-20.71)
McCracken County 11%(7.34-16.09)
County Group 11%(7.34-16.09)
McCreary County 17%(9.44-29.34)
County Group 15%(12.41-18.73)
McLean County 4%(1.12-11.64)
County Group 10%(7.24-13.78)
Meade County 11%(5.87-18.48)
County Group 13%(9.11-17.28)
Menifee County 25%(10.28-48.23)
County Group 18%(12.81-24.77)
Mercer County
County Group 10%(6.41-14.37)
Metcalfe County 19%(10.32-31.75)
County Group 14%(10.74-18.76)
Monroe County 20%(8.91-37.68)
County Group 14%(11.35-18.15)
Montgomery County 16%(10.97-22.32)
County Group 15%(9.62-21.28)
Morgan County 13%(7.58-20.25)
County Group 18%(12.81-24.77)
Muhlenberg County 13%(8.08-19.62)
County Group 13%(9.3-17.08)
Nelson County 12%(7.64-18.58)
County Group 13%(9.18-18.27)
Nicholas County
County Group 13%(7.85-20.71)
Ohio County 14%(7.27-24.2)
County Group 13%(9.11-17.28)
Oldham County 4%(1.83-10.4)
County Group 7%(4.83-10.71)
Owen County 12%(4.02-32.16)
County Group 7%(4.83-10.71)
Owsley County 22%(11.88-37.53)
County Group 13%(9.76-16.57)
Pendleton County
County Group 18%(11.01-27.18)
Perry County 11%(7.74-16.42)
County Group 13%(9.75-17.16)
Pike County 16%(12.01-20.94)
County Group 16%(12.01-20.94)
Powell County
County Group 15%(9.62-21.28)
Pulaski County 13%(9.62-17.01)
County Group 13%(9.62-17.01)
Robertson County
County Group 13%(7.85-20.71)
Rockcastle County 6%(2.63-11.87)
County Group 13%(9.76-16.57)
Rowan County 17%(11.14-24.84)
County Group 17%(11.14-24.84)
Russell County 13%(8.53-20.39)
County Group 14%(11.35-18.15)
Scott County 10%(4.12-20.43)
County Group 8%(5.24-13.47)
Shelby County 8%(3.91-14.85)
County Group 7%(4.83-10.71)
Simpson County 7%(3.3-15.43)
County Group 13%(9.3-17.08)
Spencer County 9%(3.07-25.02)
County Group 13%(9.18-18.27)
Taylor County 8%(4.43-14.89)
County Group 14%(11.35-18.15)
Todd County 12%(6.07-21.36)
County Group 10%(7.24-13.83)
Trigg County 9%(4.65-17.76)
County Group 11%(8.23-15.06)
Trimble County
County Group 7%(4.83-10.71)
Union County 11%(5.72-21.14)
County Group 11%(7.66-15.65)
Warren County 11%(8.69-14.88)
County Group 11%(8.69-14.88)
Washington County 14%(4.8-33.31)
County Group 10%(6.41-14.37)
Wayne County 26%(17.17-37.53)
County Group 14%(11.35-18.15)
Webster County 12%(4.56-26.42)
County Group 10%(7.24-13.78)
Whitley County 16%(10.4-23.89)
County Group 15%(12.41-18.73)
Wolfe County 16%(7.68-30.09)
County Group 13%(9.76-16.57)
Woodford County 2%(0.52-8.16)
County Group 8%(5.24-13.47)

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.