Christian, Todd and Trigg counties all saw improvements in this year’s recently released county health rankings.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute show Christian County 50th in Kentucky for health outcomes, up from 76th last year.
Todd County improved from 48 to 44th in the state and Trigg County is ranked 19th in health outcomes—up from 31st last year.
The adult smoking rate in Christian County is at 23-percent, slightly under the state average of 24-percent. Adult obesity is just above the state average at 37-percent and the percentage of uninsured resident is on par with the state average at 7-percent.
Thirty-percent of children in Christian County live in single-parent households, below the state average of 35-percent and 27-percent of children live in poverty—above the 24-percent state average.
Todd County’s adult smoking rate is three points below the state average and obesity is also a point ahead of the rest of the state. Twenty-eight percent of Todd County children live in poverty. Todd County’s high school graduation rate of 98-percent is well above the 89-percent state average.
Trigg County has worked its way into the top 15 percent in the state for health outcomes and boasts all quality of life factors that are better than state average.
Trigg’s adult smoking rate is below state average by two points and the obesity rate is two points above the state number.
The complete data can be found here.