Insurance and Health Care Coverage Indicator

Forego Care Due to Cost (percent adults)

2013-2015

State Percent
Kentucky County 16%(14.9-16.3)
County Group 16%(14.9-16.3)
County Percent
Adair County 21%(13.07-31.43)
County Group 19%(15.98-23.35)
Allen County 23%(13.24-35.88)
County Group 18%(13.56-24.6)
Anderson County 11%(5.43-22.68)
County Group 14%(10.11-18)
Ballard County 14%(6.48-28.55)
County Group 11%(8.34-15.11)
Barren County 15%(9.47-24.2)
County Group 18%(13.56-24.6)
Bath County 18%(12.4-25.09)
County Group 16%(13.11-19.88)
Bell County 20%(13.76-28.87)
County Group 19%(15.73-21.88)
Boone County 15%(11.77-19.81)
County Group 15%(11.77-19.81)
Bourbon County 14%(5.6-31.68)
County Group 19%(14.72-23.69)
Boyd County 17%(12.2-22.81)
County Group 17%(12.2-22.81)
Boyle County 9%(4.34-17.31)
County Group 14%(10.57-18.84)
Bracken County 14%(8.81-20.96)
County Group 17%(12.04-22.79)
Breathitt County 18%(10.84-27.71)
County Group 19%(15.91-23.45)
Breckinridge County 9%(4.31-18.87)
County Group 10%(6.9-14.15)
Bullitt County 15%(10.12-22.05)
County Group 13%(9.08-17.46)
Butler County 11%(4.67-22.43)
County Group 15%(11.63-19.77)
Caldwell County 12%(6.48-22.24)
County Group 16%(11.85-20.58)
Calloway County 11%(6.29-17.14)
County Group 11%(8.34-15.11)
Campbell County 12%(8.71-15.66)
County Group 12%(8.71-15.66)
Carlisle County 2%(0.24-11.77)
County Group 11%(8.34-15.11)
Carroll County 7%(2.74-17.53)
County Group 12%(8.78-16.67)
Carter County 26%(19.31-34.86)
County Group 24%(19.04-30.02)
Casey County 17%(10.43-25.47)
County Group 19%(15.98-23.35)
Christian County 17%(11.18-24.67)
County Group 15%(10.32-21.51)
Clark County 18%(10.45-29.19)
County Group 19%(14.72-23.69)
Clay County 28%(17.94-41.54)
County Group 19%(15.73-21.88)
Clinton County 20%(10.19-35.83)
County Group 19%(15.98-23.35)
Crittenden County 11%(4.88-23.32)
County Group 16%(11.85-20.58)
Cumberland County 19%(8.36-37.06)
County Group 19%(15.98-23.35)
Daviess County 13%(9.49-17.56)
County Group 13%(9.49-17.56)
Edmonson County 20%(10.71-34)
County Group 18%(13.56-24.6)
Elliott County 24%(14.84-36.56)
County Group 16%(13.11-19.88)
Estill County 15%(6.76-28.9)
County Group 16%(11.1-22.65)
Fayette County 15%(12.11-18.61)
County Group 15%(12.11-18.61)
Fleming County 20%(12.61-30.28)
County Group 14%(10.3-19.86)
Floyd County 20%(14.61-26.11)
County Group 20%(14.61-26.11)
Franklin County 15%(9.32-23.98)
County Group 14%(10.11-18)
Fulton County
County Group 11%(8.34-15.11)
Gallatin County
County Group 17%(12.04-22.79)
Garrard County 12%(4.46-27.26)
County Group 14%(10.57-18.84)
Grant County 19%(11.78-30.47)
County Group 17%(12.04-22.79)
Graves County 14%(9.26-21.91)
County Group 11%(8.34-15.11)
Grayson County 16%(10.73-23.46)
County Group 15%(11.63-19.77)
Green County 22%(10.98-38.66)
County Group 19%(15.98-23.35)
Greenup County 15%(11.32-20.48)
County Group 15%(11.32-20.48)
Hancock County 6%(2.07-16.65)
County Group 10%(6.9-14.15)
Hardin County 15%(11.67-19.91)
County Group 15%(11.67-19.91)
Harlan County 13%(9.37-18.93)
County Group 19%(15.73-21.88)
Harrison County 14%(6.9-27.04)
County Group 14%(10.3-19.86)
Hart County 18%(11.18-26.76)
County Group 15%(11.63-19.77)
Henderson County 14%(9.34-21.71)
County Group 12%(8.23-17.81)
Henry County 9%(3.41-22)
County Group 12%(8.78-16.67)
Hickman County
County Group 11%(8.34-15.11)
Hopkins County 16%(10.51-24.58)
County Group 16%(10.73-21.9)
Jackson County 21%(12.88-33.04)
County Group 19%(15.91-23.45)
Jefferson County 16%(13.51-17.86)
County Group 16%(13.51-17.86)
Jessamine County 16%(10.41-25.09)
County Group 19%(14.72-23.69)
Johnson County 25%(18.54-31.63)
County Group 24%(19.47-28.79)
Kenton County 13%(9.79-16.24)
County Group 13%(9.79-16.24)
Knott County 20%(13.67-27.82)
County Group 20%(15.67-25.48)
Knox County 19%(12.4-27)
County Group 19%(15.73-21.88)
Larue County 28%(17.14-43.27)
County Group 14%(10.57-18.84)
Laurel County 21%(14.84-28.83)
County Group 21%(14.84-28.83)
Lawrence County 25%(17.54-34.28)
County Group 24%(19.47-28.79)
Lee County 22%(12.7-36.49)
County Group 19%(15.91-23.45)
Leslie County 21%(13.79-30.55)
County Group 19%(14.96-23.63)
Letcher County 20%(14.44-28.03)
County Group 20%(15.67-25.48)
Lewis County 20%(15-26.03)
County Group 24%(19.04-30.02)
Lincoln County 28%(15.35-45.07)
County Group 19%(15.98-23.35)
Livingston County 11%(6.12-19.79)
County Group 16%(11.85-20.58)
Logan County 20%(12.75-29.82)
County Group 18%(13.32-23.28)
Lyon County 12%(3.5-32.5)
County Group 16%(11.85-20.58)
Madison County 21%(14.88-29.79)
County Group 19%(14.72-23.69)
Magoffin County 24%(15.92-33.92)
County Group 19%(15.91-23.45)
Marion County 17%(9.64-28.06)
County Group 14%(10.57-18.84)
Marshall County 18%(11.23-26.46)
County Group 16%(11.85-20.58)
Martin County 18%(10.65-28.65)
County Group 24%(19.47-28.79)
Mason County 14%(8.15-23.89)
County Group 14%(10.3-19.86)
McCracken County 14%(9.88-19.76)
County Group 14%(9.88-19.76)
McCreary County 20%(12.86-29.33)
County Group 19%(15.73-21.88)
McLean County 17%(6.61-36.76)
County Group 16%(10.73-21.9)
Meade County 14%(7.45-23.42)
County Group 10%(6.9-14.15)
Menifee County 15%(8.88-24.19)
County Group 16%(13.11-19.88)
Mercer County 10%(4.3-22.31)
County Group 14%(10.57-18.84)
Metcalfe County 14%(5.74-29.19)
County Group 15%(11.63-19.77)
Monroe County 22%(11.94-37.44)
County Group 19%(15.98-23.35)
Montgomery County 16%(10.69-23)
County Group 16%(11.1-22.65)
Morgan County 12%(8.45-17.77)
County Group 16%(13.11-19.88)
Muhlenberg County 17%(11.06-23.98)
County Group 18%(13.32-23.28)
Nelson County 10%(5.57-18.54)
County Group 13%(9.08-17.46)
Nicholas County
County Group 14%(10.3-19.86)
Ohio County 8%(4.36-14.26)
County Group 10%(6.9-14.15)
Oldham County 12%(6.66-20.73)
County Group 12%(8.78-16.67)
Owen County 20%(9-39.8)
County Group 12%(8.78-16.67)
Owsley County 9%(4.5-16.79)
County Group 19%(15.91-23.45)
Pendleton County 15%(7.32-27.04)
County Group 17%(12.04-22.79)
Perry County 18%(13.44-23.06)
County Group 19%(14.96-23.63)
Pike County 14%(11.45-18.19)
County Group 14%(11.45-18.19)
Powell County 17%(8.17-33.38)
County Group 16%(11.1-22.65)
Pulaski County 17%(13.08-22.52)
County Group 17%(13.08-22.52)
Robertson County 12%(4.44-28.67)
County Group 14%(10.3-19.86)
Rockcastle County 21%(13.22-30.48)
County Group 19%(15.91-23.45)
Rowan County 21%(15.81-27.64)
County Group 21%(15.81-27.64)
Russell County 14%(6.33-27.22)
County Group 19%(15.98-23.35)
Scott County 13%(7.64-21.76)
County Group 14%(10.11-18)
Shelby County 11%(5.79-20.97)
County Group 12%(8.78-16.67)
Simpson County 16%(6.4-34.15)
County Group 18%(13.32-23.28)
Spencer County
County Group 13%(9.08-17.46)
Taylor County 15%(9.1-24.08)
County Group 19%(15.98-23.35)
Todd County 8%(3.42-19.18)
County Group 15%(10.32-21.51)
Trigg County 23%(11.83-40.2)
County Group 16%(11.85-20.58)
Trimble County
County Group 12%(8.78-16.67)
Union County 7%(2.74-16.15)
County Group 12%(8.23-17.81)
Warren County 16%(11.49-20.81)
County Group 16%(11.49-20.81)
Washington County 10%(4.42-22.81)
County Group 14%(10.57-18.84)
Wayne County 18%(11.94-26.04)
County Group 19%(15.98-23.35)
Webster County 12%(4.25-28.56)
County Group 16%(10.73-21.9)
Whitley County 17%(11.26-25.57)
County Group 19%(15.73-21.88)
Wolfe County 11%(6.15-19.39)
County Group 19%(15.91-23.45)
Woodford County 13%(6.47-23.17)
County Group 14%(10.11-18)

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.