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Study: Broad Health Disparities Found in Kentucky


by Alyssa Harvey

Local medical professionals believe that results of a 2011-13 study, the latest data available, by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky are different now because of progress made under the Affordable Care Act.

“Health Disparities in the Commonwealth, A Report on Race and Ethnicity and Health in Kentucky” revealed that multiracial and black Kentuckians tend to report higher rates of smoking, obesity, asthma and poor mental health than white Kentuckians, and black Hispanic Kentuckians are less likely to have health insurance than white Kentuckians.

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