Jefferson County

Health and Health Care in Louisville, KY

Louisville, KY, health care quality comes down to access, affordability and outcomes. Jefferson County ranks 28 for health outcomes 47 for health factors, and 55 for healthy behaviors in KY.

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    Brian McCord

    Louisville, KY's Health-Care Excellence

    Louisville was one of the first cities in the nation to guarantee health care for the homeless, and next to tourism, health care is the top employer sector.

Health Overview

Healthy living goes beyond whether residents have access to affordable, quality doctors and hospitals. A city’s health takes into consideration the choices residents are making to lower their personal health risk. Here are figures that indicate how Louisville, KY residents stack up against other areas in KY in terms of leading a healthy lifestyle.

Louisville, KY Healthy Life Style

78%

Non-Smokers

Percent of adults who do not smoke

69%

Healthy Weight

Percent of adults who report a BMI < 30

84%

Insured

Percent of adults with a health insurance

Active Lifestyles in Jefferson County, KY

74%

Percent of adults who reports leisure time physical activity

#55
Healthy Behaviors Rank
for Jefferson County in KENTUCKY

#28
Health Outcomes Rank
for Jefferson County in KENTUCKY

#47
Health Factors Rank
for Jefferson County in KENTUCKY