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KHIP: More than half of Ky. adults have firearms in their home; many are loaded and/or unlocked

As death rates related to firearms increase around the country, and gun control is debated by local, state and federal policymakers, it can be helpful to understand current firearm ownership and storage. The 2019 Kentucky Health Issues Poll asked Kentucky adults about the presence of firearms in or around households, whether the weapons are stored in a locked location, and whether firearms are kept...

KHIP survey reveals vast majority of Kentucky adults favor medical marijuana legalization

Marijuana remains the most widely used illicit drug in the United States, with more than 22 million users each month nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Marijuana policies are being debated throughout the U.S. and in Kentucky. To help understand attitudes about marijuana in the commonwealth, the 2019 Kentucky Health Issues Poll asked Kentucky adults whether they...

Poll finds most Kentucky adults have access to healthy food, but don’t take advantage of it

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Most Kentucky adults don’t eat enough fruits or vegetables every day, even though most of them say they have easy access to them, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll. “Too many Kentuckians still aren’t getting their ‘apple a day’,” said Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky,...

KHIP poll finds 22 percent of Kentucky adults say they delay or forgo health care due to the cost

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Two in 10 Kentucky adults continue to report that someone in their household has delayed or skipped needed medical care because of cost, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll. The survey found that such struggles are greatest for the poor, people with the poorest health, and those without health insurance. The poll, taken from Sept. 11 to Oct. 19,...