Insurance and Health Care Coverage Indicator

Forego Care Due to Cost (percent adults)

2015-2017

State Percent
Kentucky County 12%(11.6-12.9)
County Group 12%(11.6-12.9)
County Percent
Adair County 12%(6.51-21.76)
County Group 15%(11.61-18.59)
Allen County 16%(7.94-28.2)
County Group 15%(11.29-20.88)
Anderson County 5%(1.53-13.91)
County Group 8%(5.18-13.18)
Ballard County 10%(4.61-18.92)
County Group 11%(8.14-13.84)
Barren County 16%(10.26-23.02)
County Group 15%(11.29-20.88)
Bath County 14%(8.17-23.27)
County Group 15%(11.68-20.24)
Bell County 11%(6.21-17.42)
County Group 15%(12.12-18.35)
Boone County 15%(10.96-19.89)
County Group 15%(10.96-19.89)
Bourbon County
County Group 12%(8.25-16.16)
Boyd County 12%(8.74-15.63)
County Group 12%(8.74-15.63)
Boyle County 3%(0.96-11.75)
County Group 11%(7.65-15.38)
Bracken County 12%(5.61-25.06)
County Group 16%(10.07-25.46)
Breathitt County 15%(6.87-30.73)
County Group 14%(11.09-18.01)
Breckinridge County 16%(8.28-28.88)
County Group 14%(10.07-18.67)
Bullitt County 15%(9.07-23.05)
County Group 13%(9.22-18.92)
Butler County 15%(7.38-26.6)
County Group 14%(10.85-18.97)
Caldwell County 19%(8.32-36.99)
County Group 11%(7.54-14.6)
Calloway County 9%(5.4-15.05)
County Group 11%(8.14-13.84)
Campbell County 9%(5.1-15.94)
County Group 9%(5.1-15.94)
Carlisle County
County Group 11%(8.14-13.84)
Carroll County 3%(0.59-11.22)
County Group 10%(6.95-13.9)
Carter County 15%(10.47-21.66)
County Group 16%(12.09-21.57)
Casey County 12%(7.01-20.32)
County Group 15%(11.61-18.59)
Christian County 9%(5.97-14.39)
County Group 9%(5.89-12.9)
Clark County 9%(3.96-19.26)
County Group 12%(8.25-16.16)
Clay County 19%(11.46-29.32)
County Group 15%(12.12-18.35)
Clinton County 9%(4.53-17.4)
County Group 15%(11.61-18.59)
Crittenden County 10%(4.6-21.8)
County Group 11%(7.54-14.6)
Cumberland County 10%(4.32-22.44)
County Group 15%(11.61-18.59)
Daviess County 12%(8.49-16.21)
County Group 12%(8.49-16.21)
Edmonson County 15%(7.27-28.79)
County Group 15%(11.29-20.88)
Elliott County 24%(13.43-40.41)
County Group 15%(11.68-20.24)
Estill County
County Group 11%(6.65-16.52)
Fayette County 11%(8.46-14.99)
County Group 11%(8.46-14.99)
Fleming County 14%(6.69-26.62)
County Group 10%(6.39-16.02)
Floyd County 16%(11.54-21.77)
County Group 16%(11.54-21.77)
Franklin County 11%(5.3-21.5)
County Group 8%(5.18-13.18)
Fulton County
County Group 11%(8.14-13.84)
Gallatin County
County Group 16%(10.07-25.46)
Garrard County
County Group 11%(7.65-15.38)
Grant County 22%(10.54-39.6)
County Group 16%(10.07-25.46)
Graves County 15%(10.1-20.68)
County Group 11%(8.14-13.84)
Grayson County 12%(7.32-18.61)
County Group 14%(10.85-18.97)
Green County 14%(7.23-24.5)
County Group 15%(11.61-18.59)
Greenup County 13%(9.32-18.23)
County Group 13%(9.32-18.23)
Hancock County 18%(8.27-34.33)
County Group 14%(10.07-18.67)
Hardin County 13%(9.29-16.87)
County Group 13%(9.29-16.87)
Harlan County 13%(7.83-21.4)
County Group 15%(12.12-18.35)
Harrison County
County Group 10%(6.39-16.02)
Hart County 17%(9.62-27.18)
County Group 14%(10.85-18.97)
Henderson County 9%(5.43-14.42)
County Group 9%(6-13.46)
Henry County 8%(2.4-23.41)
County Group 10%(6.95-13.9)
Hickman County
County Group 11%(8.14-13.84)
Hopkins County 13%(8.64-18.46)
County Group 12%(8.3-16.28)
Jackson County 16%(8.73-26.16)
County Group 14%(11.09-18.01)
Jefferson County 11%(9.82-13.35)
County Group 11%(9.82-13.35)
Jessamine County 8%(3.9-16.88)
County Group 12%(8.25-16.16)
Johnson County 16%(10.71-22.89)
County Group 16%(12.23-20.67)
Kenton County 9%(6.32-13.04)
County Group 9%(6.32-13.04)
Knott County 21%(14.48-30.03)
County Group 18%(13.36-22.62)
Knox County 14%(8.34-23.32)
County Group 15%(12.12-18.35)
Larue County 19%(9.56-33.96)
County Group 11%(7.65-15.38)
Laurel County 13%(8.2-21.12)
County Group 13%(8.2-21.12)
Lawrence County 16%(9.99-23.71)
County Group 16%(12.23-20.67)
Lee County 13%(6.53-22.83)
County Group 14%(11.09-18.01)
Leslie County 13%(7.84-19.75)
County Group 13%(9.72-16.74)
Letcher County 14%(9.79-20.22)
County Group 18%(13.36-22.62)
Lewis County 19%(11.45-29.29)
County Group 16%(12.09-21.57)
Lincoln County 21%(9.75-40.44)
County Group 15%(11.61-18.59)
Livingston County 8%(3.32-17.3)
County Group 11%(7.54-14.6)
Logan County 19%(11.63-28.21)
County Group 15%(11.29-20.2)
Lyon County 6%(1.33-22.41)
County Group 11%(7.54-14.6)
Madison County 14%(8.59-21.93)
County Group 12%(8.25-16.16)
Magoffin County 13%(7.92-20.51)
County Group 14%(11.09-18.01)
Marion County 19%(12.11-29.81)
County Group 11%(7.65-15.38)
Marshall County 12%(7.55-19.52)
County Group 11%(7.54-14.6)
Martin County 17%(8.99-31.3)
County Group 16%(12.23-20.67)
Mason County 14%(7.28-24.4)
County Group 10%(6.39-16.02)
McCracken County 13%(9.34-18.49)
County Group 13%(9.34-18.49)
McCreary County 11%(6.12-19.72)
County Group 15%(12.12-18.35)
McLean County 9%(3.29-21.96)
County Group 12%(8.3-16.28)
Meade County 15%(8.72-23.8)
County Group 14%(10.07-18.67)
Menifee County 12%(5.91-24.12)
County Group 15%(11.68-20.24)
Mercer County
County Group 11%(7.65-15.38)
Metcalfe County 18%(8.97-32.09)
County Group 14%(10.85-18.97)
Monroe County 9%(3.11-21.49)
County Group 15%(11.61-18.59)
Montgomery County 13%(8.26-19.47)
County Group 11%(6.65-16.52)
Morgan County 13%(8.32-20.45)
County Group 15%(11.68-20.24)
Muhlenberg County 15%(10-22.31)
County Group 15%(11.29-20.2)
Nelson County 13%(7.21-20.99)
County Group 13%(9.22-18.92)
Nicholas County
County Group 10%(6.39-16.02)
Ohio County 10%(4.94-18.03)
County Group 14%(10.07-18.67)
Oldham County 7%(3.34-13.19)
County Group 10%(6.95-13.9)
Owen County 22%(10.79-40.67)
County Group 10%(6.95-13.9)
Owsley County 23%(12.15-38.35)
County Group 14%(11.09-18.01)
Pendleton County 14%(5.88-31.27)
County Group 16%(10.07-25.46)
Perry County 13%(9.16-17.92)
County Group 13%(9.72-16.74)
Pike County 16%(12.31-20.26)
County Group 16%(12.31-20.26)
Powell County
County Group 11%(6.65-16.52)
Pulaski County 12%(9.13-16.63)
County Group 12%(9.13-16.63)
Robertson County
County Group 10%(6.39-16.02)
Rockcastle County 12%(6.63-20.01)
County Group 14%(11.09-18.01)
Rowan County 14%(9.25-20.16)
County Group 14%(9.25-20.16)
Russell County 17%(8.93-29.16)
County Group 15%(11.61-18.59)
Scott County 10%(4.44-21.77)
County Group 8%(5.18-13.18)
Shelby County 9%(4.7-18.03)
County Group 10%(6.95-13.9)
Simpson County 8%(3.36-17.69)
County Group 15%(11.29-20.2)
Spencer County 6%(2-16.15)
County Group 13%(9.22-18.92)
Taylor County 10%(5.74-16.76)
County Group 15%(11.61-18.59)
Todd County 6%(3.24-12.01)
County Group 9%(5.89-12.9)
Trigg County 4%(1.37-11.96)
County Group 11%(7.54-14.6)
Trimble County
County Group 10%(6.95-13.9)
Union County 9%(4.47-18.48)
County Group 9%(6-13.46)
Warren County 11%(8.24-14.6)
County Group 11%(8.24-14.6)
Washington County 9%(3.04-23.4)
County Group 11%(7.65-15.38)
Wayne County 24%(15.65-35.89)
County Group 15%(11.61-18.59)
Webster County 11%(4.52-24.72)
County Group 12%(8.3-16.28)
Whitley County 19%(12.48-28.17)
County Group 15%(12.12-18.35)
Wolfe County 13%(7.22-21.61)
County Group 14%(11.09-18.01)
Woodford County 4%(1.11-10.86)
County Group 8%(5.18-13.18)

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.