Money Matters: Health Disparities in the Commonwealth

Money Matters presents the health and health behaviors of Kentucky adults by annual household income and educational attainment. Money Matters is the second in a series of reports exploring health disparities in the Commonwealth using data from the Kentucky Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). As a state with one of the highest rates of poverty in the nation, this topic is especially important in informing policy and legislation. The report demonstrates the strong associations among income, education, and health behaviors and conditions, using data specific to Kentucky. The University of Kentucky College of Public Health is our partner in compiling this report.