The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky releases new survey results
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has co-sponsored the Kentucky Health Issues Poll. Responses from eastern Kentucky residents were comparable to the state as a whole.
Over 69% of those surveyed favored integration of mental health and medical services. Over 62% found health care costs to be a financial burden, and 58% of adults in Eastern Kentucky favored a state-wide smoke free law.
Adults in eastern Kentucky were more likely to rely on home remedies or over-the-counter drugs instead of going to a doctor. Eastern Kentucky adults were also more likely to know someone who had experienced problems as a result of abusing prescription pain killers.
Results of the survey indicated that residents in Eastern Kentucky were less likely to have dental insurance, and were also less likely to describe their health status as excellent or very good.
The survey involved 1,680 adults from throughout Kentucky, 343 of those surveyed resided in the eastern Kentucky area.