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Study: Fayette County Among Healthiest Places In Kentucky

Posted at 1:51 PM, Apr 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-10 13:51:52-04

SmartAsset released its second annual study on America’s Healthiest Places. For the state of Kentucky, it was determined that Oldham County is the healthiest county. Fayette County was fifth. 

Metrics include length of life, a variety of health behaviors and healthcare access.

For a look at how counties in Kentucky ranked, check out the table below:

Rank

County

YPLL Rate1

Adult Smokers

Adult Obesity

Excessive Drinking

PCP Rate2

Uninsured Rate

Healthiest Places

1

Oldham, KY

5,287

17.2%

28.0%

16.6%

68

5.8%

80.90

2

Spencer, KY

5,917

18.9%

30.3%

15.3%

57

8.2%

76.10

3

Boone, KY

6,000

16.6%

32.5%

17.1%

66

6.9%

75.80

4

Woodford, KY

6,754

19.1%

29.5%

14.1%

70

10.4%

74.27

5

Fayette, KY

6,877

20.1%

27.3%

18.6%

124

11.0%

73.43

6

Daviess, KY

7,573

19.8%

30.4%

13.7%

61

7.5%

72.26

7

Shelby, KY

6,172

20.0%

33.0%

14.2%

47

11.8%

71.86

8

Scott, KY

7,324

19.0%

29.4%

16.7%

49

8.1%

71.74

9

Livingston, KY

7,397

21.2%

29.7%

13.4%

43

10.2%

70.74

10

Boyle, KY

7,506

21.1%

32.2%

13.8%

91

9.3%

70.69

 

KY

9,788

23.1%

34.2%

13.3%

47

10.5%

To see a breakdown of each county and to see the methodology behind SmartAsset’s study, click here.