Dec 3 2012
11:25 am


The Knox County Health Department and the University of Tennessee Social Work Office of Research and Public Services today released the results of a survey on health and associated risk factors. The survey shows "striking correlations" between income and health and education and health, and that "income is a predictor of poor health."

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Local Citizen's picture

What's New?

This should come as no surprise to anyone. The surprise probably would be the cost to the taxpayers to conduct the survey.

bizgrrl's picture

The numbers related to not

The numbers related to not being able to afford a doctor visit are more than sad and I would think lead to the high numbers of those reporting fair/poor health.

Do the respondents know what resources are available at no/low cost? How hard is it to have access to these resources?

According to the report, nearly 5% more adults 18-64 in Knox County don't have health insurance in 2011 (85.3% with health care coverage) as compared to 2002 (90% with health care coverage). In Tennessee, 78.3% of adults 18-64 have health care coverage in 2011, the same as in 2002.

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