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Regional Comparison

Lifetime Cigarette Use Kentucky River and Four Rivers showed the highest lifetime prevalence for smoking cigarettes. The Mountain region had the lowest lifetime prevalence for smoking. Table 11.1 presents the estimated number and percent of adult Kentuckians who smoke cigarettes by region.

Table 11.1: Estimated number of adult Kentuckians who ever smoked a cigarette by region

 

#

%

Kentucky

2,070,134

66.3%

Adanta

103,732

68.4%

Bluegrass

343,092

63.3%

Communicare

113,583

61.1%

Comprehend

28,831

68.0%

Cumberland

124,404

68.4%

Four Rivers

112,256

70.9%

Kentucky River

64,367

70.0%

Lifeskills

129,368

65.1%

Mountain

74,086

60.6%

North Key

202,460

67.6%

Pathways

108,558

65.4%

Pennyroyal

102,558

67.3%

River Valley

106,933

67.8%

Seven Counties

455,906

67.8%

Lifetime Alcohol Use The North Key and Seven Counties regions showed the highest lifetime prevalence of alcohol use. The lowest region was Mountain. There seems to be a correlation between the population density of a region and the percent of persons who use illicit drugs. Table 11.2 presents the estimated number and percent of adult Kentuckians who use illicit drugs by region.

Table 11.2: Estimated number of adult Kentuckians who ever drank by region

 

#

%

Kentucky

2,552,825

81.7%

Adanta

121,968

80.4%

Bluegrass

455,287

84.0%

Communicare

148,494

79.9%

Comprehend

33,185

78.2%

Cumberland

126,109

69.3%

Four Rivers

125,247

79.1%

Kentucky River

63,825

69.4%

Lifeskills

146,363

73.7%

Mountain

83,110

67.9%

North Key

263,797

88.1%

Pathways

128,473

77.3%

Pennyroyal

127,960

84.0%

River Valley

129,731

82.3%

Seven Counties

599,276

89.1%

Lifetime Illicit Drug Use The Communicare, Seven Counties , and Bluegrass regions showed the highest lifetime prevalence of drug use. The lowest region was Mountain. Similar to alcohol, there seems to be a correlation between the population density of a region and the percent of persons who use illicit drugs. Table 11.3 presents the estimated number and percent of adult Kentuckians who use illicit drugs by region.

Table 11.3: Estimated number of adult Kentuckians who ever used illicit drugs by region

 

#

%

Kentucky

1,052,348

33.7%

Adanta

42,675

28.1%

Bluegrass

198,601

36.6%

Communicare

68,841

37.1%

Comprehend

12,559

29.6%

Cumberland

54,874

30.2%

Four Rivers

54,447

34.4%

Kentucky River

31,175

33.9%

Lifeskills

58,536

29.5%

Mountain

30,478

24.9%

North Key

106,908

35.7%

Pathways

51,097

30.8%

Pennyroyal

46,995

30.8%

River Valley

45,669

29.0%

Seven Counties

249,493

37.1%


Lifetime Marijuana Use The Bluegrass, Seven Counties , and North Key regions still rank high in percent of lifetime prevalence of marijuana use, however, other less populated regions like Four Rivers also rank higher. Table 11.4 presents the estimated number and percent of adult Kentuckians who smoke marijuana by region.

Table 11.4: Estimated number of adult Kentuckians who ever used marijuana by region

 

#

%

Kentucky

979,568

31.4%

Adanta

36,405

24.0%

Bluegrass

181,572

33.5%

Communicare

60,882

32.8%

Comprehend

11,597

27.3%

Cumberland

49,391

27.1%

Four Rivers

53,283

33.7%

Kentucky River

28,262

30.7%

Lifeskills

56,209

28.3%

Mountain

27,504

22.5%

North Key

99,017

33.1%

Pathways

48,471

29.2%

Pennyroyal

39,467

25.9%

River Valley

44,963

28.5%

Seven Counties

242,545

36.1%

Lifetime Cocaine Use The percent of persons who use cocaine appear to be distributed equitably throughout the state. Table 11.5 presents the estimated number and percent of adult Kentuckians who use cocaine.

Table 11.5: Estimated number of adult Kentuckians who ever used cocaine by region

 

#

%

Kentucky

229,231

7.3%

Adanta

10,898

7.2%

Bluegrass

39,655

7.3%

Communicare

14,254

7.7%

Comprehend

2,229

5.3%

Cumberland

10,894

6.0%

Four Rivers

13,111

8.3%

Kentucky River

8,044

8.8%

Lifeskills

12,109

6.1%

Mountain

6,078

5.0%

North Key

25,138

8.4%

Pathways

12,575

7.6%

Pennyroyal

8,716

5.7%

River Valley

9,324

5.9%

Seven Counties

56,206

8.4%


Lifetime Hallucinogen Use The highest concentration of lifetime prevalence of hallucinogen use seems to be concentrated in the North-Central part of the state. Table 11.6 presents the estimated number and percent of adult Kentuckians who use hallucinogens.

Table 11.6: Estimated number of adult Kentuckians who ever used hallucinogens by region

 

#

%

Kentucky

207,810

6.7%

Adanta

7,869

5.2%

Bluegrass

43,324

8.0%

Communicare

16,755

9.0%

Comprehend

2,238

5.3%

Cumberland

8,571

4.7%

Four Rivers

7,998

5.1%

Kentucky River

4,005

4.4%

Lifeskills

9,443

4.8%

Mountain

4,603

3.8%

North Key

23,047

7.7%

Pathways

12,405

7.5%

Pennyroyal

4,509

3.0%

River Valley

8,721

5.6%

Seven Counties

54,322

8.1%

Past Year Alcohol Abuse and Dependence The Seven Counties and Pennyroyal regions had the highest percent of persons who met criteria for alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence in the past year. The River Valley and Comprehend regions had the lowest percent of persons who met criteria for alcohol abuse in the past year. The Lifeskills, North Key, and River Valley regions had the lowest percentages for dependence. Table 11.7 presents the estimated number and percent of adult Kentuckians who met criteria for alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence in the past year.

Table 11.7: Estimated number of adult Kentuckians who met alcohol abuse and dependence in the past year by region

 

Abuse

Dependence

 

#

%

#

%

Kentucky

129,835

4.2%

54,902

1.8%

Adanta

4,812

3.2%

1,806

1.2%

Bluegrass

19,938

3.7%

6,902

1.3%

Communicare

6,421

3.5%

4,067

2.2%

Comprehend

929

2.2%

1,109

2.6%

Cumberland

6,783

3.7%

1,831

1.0%

Four Rivers

5,094

3.2%

1,997

1.3%

Kentucky River

1,406

1.5%

1,412

1.5%

Lifeskills

7,201

3.6%

1,290

0.6%

Mountain

4,958

4.1%

1,749

1.4%

North Key

13,273

4.4%

1,867

0.6%

Pathways

3,713

2.2%

3,345

2.0%

Pennyroyal

7,890

5.2%

4,904

3.2%

River Valley

2,345

1.5%

1,348

0.9%

Seven Counties

45,072

6.7%

21,275

3.2%


Past Year Drug Abuse and Dependence The Pennyroyal region had the highest percent of persons who met criteria for drug abuse and drug dependence in the past year. Table 11.8 presents the estimated number and percent of adult Kentuckians who met criteria for drug abuse or dependence in the past year.

Table 11.8: Estimated number of adult Kentuckians who met drug abuse and dependence in the past year by region

 

Abuse

Dependence

 

#

%

#

%

Kentucky

47,478

1.5%

31,161

1.0%

Adanta

1,624

1.1%

1,619

1.1%

Bluegrass

5,612

1.0%

2,225

0.4%

Communicare

2,197

1.2%

2,191

1.2%

Comprehend

1,328

3.1%

225

0.5%

Cumberland

2,954

1.6%

1,120

0.6%

Four Rivers

2,200

1.4%

2,195

1.4%

Kentucky River

2,216

2.4%

2,213

2.4%

Lifeskills

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Mountain

941

0.8%

936

0.8%

North Key

2,276

0.7%

5,249

1.7%

Pathways

960

0.6%

955

0.6%

Pennyroyal

5,262

3.4%

5,256

3.4%

River Valley

703

0.4%

698

0.4%

Seven Counties

19,205

2.8%

6,279

0.9%

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Treatment Need The Seven Counties , North Key and Bluegrass regions had the highest estimated number and highest percent of adult Kentuckians in need of treatment. Table 11.9 presents the estimated number and percent of adult Kentuckians in need of treatment.

Table 11.9: Estimated number of adult Kentuckians in current need of alcohol/drug treatment by region

 

#

%

Kentucky

374,884

12.0%

Adanta

16,546

10.9%

Bluegrass

64,818

12.0%

Communicare

17,810

9.6%

Comprehend

4,523

10.7%

Cumberland

16,585

9.1%

Four Rivers

18,145

11.5%

Kentucky River

8,482

9.2%

Lifeskills

21,781

11.0%

Mountain

8,644

7.1%

North Key

40,516

13.5%

Pathways

14,972

9.0%

Pennyroyal

15,844

10.4%

River Valley

10,693

6.8%

Seven Counties

115,525

17.2%


2004 Report Section Quick Links

Executive Summary * Purpose, Objectives, & Methods * Demographics * Nicotine * Alcohol * Marijuana
Other Drugs * DSM-IV-TR Criteria * Treatment Utilization * Physical & Mental Health * Treatment Need
1999 Report Comparison * Regional Comparison * Jefferson & Fayette Counties * Concluding Remarks