Insurance and Health Care Coverage Indicator

Forego Care Due to Cost (percent adults)

2017-2019

State Percent
Kentucky County 12%(11.7-13.1)
County Group 12%(11.7-13.1)
Area Development District Percent
Barren River Area Development District 13%(11.27-15.89)
Big Sandy Area Development District 16%(13.26-19.86)
Bluegrass Area Development District 11%(8.9-12.68)
Buffalo Trace Area Development District 12%(8.48-15.49)
Cumberland Valley Area Development District 13%(11.27-16.02)
FIVCO Area Development District 12%(9.9-14.45)
Gateway Area Development District 14%(11.1-18.71)
Green River Area Development District 12%(9.98-14.67)
Kentucky River Area Development District 15%(12.29-18.22)
KIPDA Area Development District 11%(9.35-13.27)
Lake Cumberland Area Development District 14%(11.67-16.03)
Lincoln Trail Area Development District 11%(9.14-13.39)
Northern Kentucky Area Development District 13%(10.6-15.25)
Pennyrile Area Development District 12%(9.84-13.97)
Purchase Area Development District 12%(10.35-14.67)
County Percent
Adair County 9%(4.65-15.73)
County Group 14%(11.3-17.81)
Allen County 11%(5.05-21.54)
County Group 13%(8.82-19.32)
Anderson County 5%(1.49-14.94)
County Group 9%(5.9-14.74)
Ballard County 6%(2.63-13.77)
County Group 13%(10.24-16.2)
Barren County 13%(8.41-20.64)
County Group 13%(8.82-19.32)
Bath County 15%(9.19-23.69)
County Group 13%(8.43-19.39)
Bell County 13%(7.83-21.01)
County Group 15%(11.93-17.92)
Boone County 12%(8.88-16.89)
County Group 12%(8.88-16.89)
Bourbon County 10%(3.49-26.38)
County Group 9%(5.99-12.84)
Boyd County 11%(8.26-15.04)
County Group 11%(8.26-15.04)
Boyle County 3%(0.44-18.98)
County Group 10%(6.5-14.44)
Bracken County 8%(2.63-19.94)
County Group 16%(9.71-23.97)
Breathitt County 20%(10.82-34.81)
County Group 13%(9.73-17.88)
Breckinridge County 11%(4.83-22.65)
County Group 12%(8.87-16.77)
Bullitt County 10%(5.13-18.93)
County Group 9%(5.68-14.08)
Butler County 18%(10.02-31.14)
County Group 13%(9.54-17.39)
Caldwell County 14%(7.14-24.85)
County Group 11%(8.5-14.27)
Calloway County 18%(13.19-25.26)
County Group 13%(10.24-16.2)
Campbell County 14%(9.24-19.97)
County Group 14%(9.24-19.97)
Carlisle County
County Group 13%(10.24-16.2)
Carroll County
County Group 8%(4.55-12.49)
Carter County 13%(8.58-18.76)
County Group 12%(8.64-17.18)
Casey County 9%(4.79-16.94)
County Group 14%(11.3-17.81)
Christian County 13%(9.12-17.81)
County Group 13%(9.55-17.42)
Clark County 13%(6.44-25.98)
County Group 9%(5.99-12.84)
Clay County 15%(7.45-26.46)
County Group 15%(11.93-17.92)
Clinton County 11%(5.51-19.99)
County Group 14%(11.3-17.81)
Crittenden County 12%(5.01-25.79)
County Group 11%(8.5-14.27)
Cumberland County
County Group 14%(11.3-17.81)
Daviess County 13%(9.47-17.01)
County Group 13%(9.47-17.01)
Edmonson County 16%(5.26-39.15)
County Group 13%(8.82-19.32)
Elliott County 14%(6.77-27.91)
County Group 13%(8.43-19.39)
Estill County
County Group 15%(9.12-22.84)
Fayette County 12%(8.92-15.09)
County Group 12%(8.92-15.09)
Fleming County 12%(7.23-20.6)
County Group 13%(7.96-20.5)
Floyd County 20%(13.16-28.48)
County Group 20%(13.16-28.48)
Franklin County 14%(6.97-27.43)
County Group 9%(5.9-14.74)
Fulton County
County Group 13%(10.24-16.2)
Gallatin County
County Group 16%(9.71-23.97)
Garrard County
County Group 10%(6.5-14.44)
Grant County 18%(8.8-33.12)
County Group 16%(9.71-23.97)
Graves County 13%(8.48-18.19)
County Group 13%(10.24-16.2)
Grayson County 5%(2.57-9.51)
County Group 13%(9.54-17.39)
Green County 12%(6.22-23.21)
County Group 14%(11.3-17.81)
Greenup County 10%(6.57-15.22)
County Group 10%(6.57-15.22)
Hancock County 12%(5.19-26.39)
County Group 12%(8.87-16.77)
Hardin County 13%(9.54-17.12)
County Group 13%(9.54-17.12)
Harlan County 15%(9.32-23.16)
County Group 15%(11.93-17.92)
Harrison County 19%(7.93-38.69)
County Group 13%(7.96-20.5)
Hart County 14%(7.72-25.34)
County Group 13%(9.54-17.39)
Henderson County 11%(6.92-16.11)
County Group 12%(8.22-16.17)
Henry County
County Group 8%(4.55-12.49)
Hickman County
County Group 13%(10.24-16.2)
Hopkins County 11%(7.66-14.51)
County Group 10%(7.39-13.22)
Jackson County 15%(6.75-30.57)
County Group 13%(9.73-17.88)
Jefferson County 12%(10.31-15.04)
County Group 12%(10.31-15.04)
Jessamine County 4%(1.64-11.41)
County Group 9%(5.99-12.84)
Johnson County 18%(11.36-27.45)
County Group 17%(12.96-23.2)
Kenton County 11%(7.48-14.71)
County Group 11%(7.48-14.71)
Knott County 18%(11.57-27.04)
County Group 14%(9.83-18.99)
Knox County 10%(5.74-17.68)
County Group 15%(11.93-17.92)
Larue County 11%(5.39-20.38)
County Group 10%(6.5-14.44)
Laurel County 13%(9.48-18.34)
County Group 13%(9.48-18.34)
Lawrence County 15%(8.56-23.88)
County Group 17%(12.96-23.2)
Lee County 8%(3.92-15.78)
County Group 13%(9.73-17.88)
Leslie County 23%(13.94-35.88)
County Group 16%(11.65-21.14)
Letcher County 10%(5.81-15.53)
County Group 14%(9.83-18.99)
Lewis County 11%(5.57-21.51)
County Group 12%(8.64-17.18)
Lincoln County 17%(7.56-34.3)
County Group 14%(11.3-17.81)
Livingston County 8%(3.58-16.2)
County Group 11%(8.5-14.27)
Logan County 14%(8.56-22.84)
County Group 13%(9.51-17.54)
Lyon County 5%(1.84-12.57)
County Group 11%(8.5-14.27)
Madison County 8%(4.62-13.44)
County Group 9%(5.99-12.84)
Magoffin County 14%(6.94-25.72)
County Group 13%(9.73-17.88)
Marion County 11%(5.48-19.78)
County Group 10%(6.5-14.44)
Marshall County 13%(8.45-18.2)
County Group 11%(8.5-14.27)
Martin County 22%(12.04-37.38)
County Group 17%(12.96-23.2)
Mason County 11%(6.1-18.55)
County Group 13%(7.96-20.5)
McCracken County 11%(7.84-16.04)
County Group 11%(7.84-16.04)
McCreary County 17%(9.91-29.03)
County Group 15%(11.93-17.92)
McLean County 11%(4.31-24)
County Group 10%(7.39-13.22)
Meade County 11%(6.34-18.93)
County Group 12%(8.87-16.77)
Menifee County 19%(6.02-47.16)
County Group 13%(8.43-19.39)
Mercer County
County Group 10%(6.5-14.44)
Metcalfe County 21%(12.1-34.37)
County Group 13%(9.54-17.39)
Monroe County 21%(9.71-40.52)
County Group 14%(11.3-17.81)
Montgomery County 15%(10.44-21.89)
County Group 15%(9.12-22.84)
Morgan County 7%(3.25-13.92)
County Group 13%(8.43-19.39)
Muhlenberg County 13%(8.43-20.65)
County Group 13%(9.51-17.54)
Nelson County 10%(5.91-15.54)
County Group 9%(5.68-14.08)
Nicholas County
County Group 13%(7.96-20.5)
Ohio County 14%(8.3-23.99)
County Group 12%(8.87-16.77)
Oldham County 3%(0.61-10.04)
County Group 8%(4.55-12.49)
Owen County 12%(3.87-30.68)
County Group 8%(4.55-12.49)
Owsley County 9%(3.35-21.78)
County Group 13%(9.73-17.88)
Pendleton County
County Group 16%(9.71-23.97)
Perry County 13%(8.7-18.14)
County Group 16%(11.65-21.14)
Pike County 13%(9.07-17.2)
County Group 13%(9.07-17.2)
Powell County
County Group 15%(9.12-22.84)
Pulaski County 14%(10.85-18.21)
County Group 14%(10.85-18.21)
Robertson County
County Group 13%(7.96-20.5)
Rockcastle County 6%(3.23-12.12)
County Group 13%(9.73-17.88)
Rowan County 17%(11.07-25.16)
County Group 17%(11.07-25.16)
Russell County 13%(8.16-20.65)
County Group 14%(11.3-17.81)
Scott County 10%(4.84-20.63)
County Group 9%(5.9-14.74)
Shelby County 12%(5.08-24.58)
County Group 8%(4.55-12.49)
Simpson County 11%(4.89-21.62)
County Group 13%(9.51-17.54)
Spencer County
County Group 9%(5.68-14.08)
Taylor County 10%(5.81-16.96)
County Group 14%(11.3-17.81)
Todd County 13%(6.69-25.24)
County Group 13%(9.55-17.42)
Trigg County 9%(4.59-17.72)
County Group 11%(8.5-14.27)
Trimble County
County Group 8%(4.55-12.49)
Union County 14%(8.08-24.29)
County Group 12%(8.22-16.17)
Warren County 11%(8.11-14.27)
County Group 11%(8.11-14.27)
Washington County 16%(6.23-33.71)
County Group 10%(6.5-14.44)
Wayne County 23%(14.69-35.01)
County Group 14%(11.3-17.81)
Webster County 7%(2.88-14.52)
County Group 10%(7.39-13.22)
Whitley County 17%(11.55-24.55)
County Group 15%(11.93-17.92)
Wolfe County 19%(9.9-33.66)
County Group 13%(9.73-17.88)
Woodford County 3%(0.83-9.46)
County Group 9%(5.9-14.74)

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.