Marshall County Health Department









Marshall County Health Rankings 2017

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation collaborates with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute to bring the County Health Rankings to cities, counties, and states across the nation. The County Health Rankings are published online annually at countyhealthrankings.org and provide an overview of the health of a county. In the 2017 County Health Rankings Report, out of 120 counties in Kentucky, Marshall County moved up from 10th in Health Outcomes to 8th and from 10th to 7th in Health Factors. Working together, the community has made great strides in improving the health of its citizens.

  Marshall Kentucky Ranking
Health Outcomes     8
     Length of Life     26
            Premature Death (per 100,000) 8,200 8,900  
Quality of Life     3
            Poor/Fair Health 16% 21%  
            Poor Physical Heath Days (last 30 days) 4.2 4.7  
            Poor Mental Heath Days (last 30 days) 3.7 4.4  
            Low Birthweight 7% 9%  
Health Factors     7
     Health Behavior     5
            Adult Smoking 18% 26%  
            Adult Obesity 34% 33%  
            Food Environment Index 8.2 7.1  
            Physical Inactivity 30% 28%  
            Access to Exercise Opportunities 59% 70%  
            Excessive Drinking 13% 16%  
            Alcohol-Impaired Driving Deaths 20% 28%  
            Sexually Transmitted Infections (per 100,000) 241.1 401.9  
            Teen Births (per 1,000) 44 44  
Clinical Care     28
            Uninsured 9% 10%  
            Primary Care Physicians 2,380:1 1,500:1  
            Dentists 3,890:1 1,620:1  
            Mental Health Providers 5,180:1 560:1  
            Preventable Hospital Stays (per 1,000) 78 77  
            Diabetic Monitoring 86% 86%  
            Mammography Screening 66% 59%  
Social & Economic Factors     9
            High School Graduation 93% 89%  
            Some College 59% 59%  
            Unemployment 5.7% 5.4%  
            Children In Poverty 20% 25%  
            Income Inequality 4.3 5.1  
            Children in Single-Parent Households 29% 35%  
            Social Associations (per 10,000) 20.4 10.7  
            Violent Crimes (per 100,000) 91 215  
            Injury Deaths (per 100,000) 112 85  
     Physical Environment     40
            Air Pollution - Particulate Matter 10.1 10  
            Drinking Water Violations No    
            Severe Housing Problems 10% 14%  
            Driving Alone To Work 85% 82%  
            Long Commute - Driving Alone 29% 29%