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What Kentucky Parents Think
Rsls ro h 2012 Knck Prn Srv
Statewide SummaRy
 
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ReSuLtS FROm tHe 2012 KeNtuCKy PaReNt SuRVey
What Kentucky Parents Think
About the KentuckyParent Survey
Fn b h Fonon or Hlh Knck, h 2012Knck Prn Srv sconc o ssss hKnck os n shnk bo  vr o hlhopcs cng chlrn n hCoonlh. th KnckPrn Srv s concJl 19 – ags 22, 2012 b hCnr or Srv Rsrch  hunvrs o Vrgn.a rno spl o 1006 prnsn grns o chlrn nr18 ro hrogho Knck rnrv b lphon. thsncl 848 lnln nrvsn 158 cll phon nrvs. in95 o o 100 css, h sss ll b ccr o±3%. Lrgr splng rrors rprsn or ss o spccsbgrops or or qsons hr no sk o ll rsponns.thr r ohr sorcs ovron nhrn n pblcopnon ss, sch s non-rspons, qson orng orconx cs h cn nrocrror or bs.
Statewide SummaRy
 
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n the summer of 2012
,theFoundationoraHealthyKentuckysponsoredtherst-everKentuckyParentSurvey,atelephonesurveytondoutwhatmomsanddadsthinkaboutvarioushealthissuesthatimpactchildreninourstate.TheKentuckyParentSurveyassessedthe viewsoparents,stepparents,grandparents,osterparentsorotherlegalguardiansochildreninKentucky.
Table of Contents
School Policies and Practices ..............................3
 
Schools and Health ..............................................................3Drop-Out Age .......................................................................3Nutrition ................................................................................4Physical Activity .....................................................................5Health Education .................................................................6
Health, Access and Quality .................................7
 
Growing Up Healthy .............................................................7Children’s Health Status .......................................................7Health Care Access ..............................................................9Health Care Quality ...........................................................10
Children’s Health Behavior .................................11
Healthy Habits for Life .........................................................11Reducing Childhood Obesity ............................................11Sleep Health .......................................................................13
Parenting Practices and Family Routines ............15
Raising Healthy Kids ............................................................15Learning to be a Good Parent ..........................................15Parent-Child Interactions ....................................................16Family Values ......................................................................18
Demographics ...................................................20End Notes ...........................................................22
 
Results from the 2012 Kentucky Parent Survey
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Schools and Health
Nexttotheirhomes,schooliswherechildrenspendmostotheirtime.Theoverallhealthandwell-beingostudentsaecttheirabilitytolearn–healthykidslearnbetter.Inturn,students’academicachievementaectstheirabilitytobehealthyandstaywellintheuture
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. Weshouldnotethattheterm“school”isusedbroadlyinthisreport.Forolderchildren,itincludesbothpublicandprivateelementary,middleandhighschools.Additionally,about2%othechildreninoursamplearehome-schooled.Forveryyoungchildren,schoolincludesthepreschoolordaycareprogramstheymayattend.
Drop-Out Age
Kentuckylawmakersareconsideringlegislationtoincreasethedrop-outageinKentucky,whichwouldprohibitstudentsromleavingschooluntiltheyturned18orcompletedhighschool.Currently,thedrop-outageinKentuckyis16.Currently,20statesplustheDistrictoColumbiause18astheirdrop-outage.Anadditional12statesrequiresstudentstoattendschooluntilage17.
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Researchsuggeststhatincreasingthedrop-outagealonewillnotincreasehighschoolgraduationrates,althoughsomestudentsmaybenet.
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TheKentuckyParentSurveyaskedparentswhattheythoughtaboutthisproposedlegislation.
Majority favor increasing the drop-out age
Morethan8in10Kentuckyparents(85%)saidtheyavoredincreasingthedrop-outageinKentucky,including77%whosaidtheystronglyavoredthis.Fewerthan1in6parents(15%)saidtheyopposedincreasingKentucky’sdrop-outage.
thr s crrnl  l bngpropos h ol rqr chlrno n school nl h r 18rs o g or nl h grro hgh school, hchvr cosrlr. Sns r rqr os n school no nl h r 16rs ol. wol o srongl vor,vor, soh oppos or srongloppos  s l o ncrs hrop-o g n Knck?
FavorOppose9%6%77% 8%85% (total)15% (total)
wh Knck Prns thnk abo
School Policies and Practices
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