Kentucky Health Issues Poll

Fall 2012
Tables for All Kentucky Residents
Dates of Interviews: 09/20/12 to 10/14/12
Total Number of Interviews: 1,680
Landline Interviews = 1,360; Cell Phone Interviews = 320
Margin of Error for Full Sample = +/- 2.5

November 1, 2012

Source: Kentucky Health Issues Poll #5, October 2012
Institute for Policy Research

Question 31: How concerned are you with the quality of air in your community?

VERY CONCERNED

SOMEWHAT
CONCERNED

NOT AT ALL
CONCERNED

DON'T KNOW

Count

15.8%

35.1%

48.9%

.1%

1680

Male
Female

14.5%
17.0%

31.4%
38.6%

54.1%
44.2%

.2%

805
875

African - American
White

36.0%
13.6%

23.7%
36.4%

40.4%
49.9%

.1%

115
1486

18 to 29
30 to 45
46 to 64
65 and Over

8.6%
19.2%
19.2%
13.6%

40.3%
36.6%
35.1%
27.2%

51.2%
44.0%
45.6%
59.2%

Less than high school
High school graduate
Some college
College graduate

20.3%
12.3%
15.4%
17.2%

36.1%
34.7%
38.8%
29.0%

43.6%
52.9%
45.4%
53.8%

Poverty Status

100% and below FPL
Between 100% and 200% FPL
Above 200% FPL

18.6%
13.3%
14.2%

40.0%
35.3%
33.7%

41.0%
51.4%
52.1%

.4%

442
286
633

Insurance Status

Insured
Not insured / Don't Know

15.2%
17.9%

34.9%
36.2%

49.8%
45.9%

.1%

1287
391

General Health Rating

Excellent / Very Good
Good
Fair / Poor

14.6%
11.1%
21.6%

35.4%
38.9%
31.7%

50.1%
50.0%
46.4%

Chronic Disease

Yes
No

15.9%
15.7%

36.1%
34.1%

47.8%
50.1%

.2%

915
760

Registered to Vote

Yes
No

16.7%
13.5%

33.0%
42.0%

50.2%
44.4%

.1%

1236
430

Party Identification

Democrat
Independent
Republican

21.0%
12.4%
12.5%

36.3%
41.9%
32.0%

42.7%
44.8%
55.5%

Kentucky Residents
Sex

Race

Age of Respondent

Education

Kentucky Health Issues Poll # 5, October 2012
Institute for Policy Research
University of Cincinnati

.3%

.4%

.3%

.9%

366
531
481
272
411
574
421
272

697
460
522

727
179
639

*Note: Number of respondents is 75 or less. Additional
caution should be taken when interpreting the findings of
this subgroup because of the potential for larger variation.

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Question 31: How concerned are you with the quality of air in your community?

Geographical Region

Appalachian Status

VERY CONCERNED

SOMEWHAT CONCERNED

NOT AT ALL CONCERNED

Western Kentucky
Louisville Area
Northern Kentucky
Lexington Area
Appalachian ADDs

11.1%
29.3%
15.3%
13.3%
12.8%

34.7%
44.6%
32.5%
35.4%
27.5%

54.3%
26.1%
52.2%
51.3%
59.0%

R Not Appalachian
R Born in Appalachia Only*
R's Parent(s) Born in Appalachia Only
R and Parent(s) Both Born in Appalachia

15.8%
1.9%
17.0%
16.5%

36.4%
30.2%
39.3%
28.3%

47.6%
67.9%
43.7%
55.2%

Kentucky Health Issues Poll # 5, October 2012
Institute for Policy Research
University of Cincinnati

DON'T
KNOW

Count

.7%

323
344
341
329
343

.2%

*Note: Number of respondents is 75 or less. Additional
caution should be taken when interpreting the findings of
this subgroup because of the potential for larger variation.

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1055
38
258
328

Question 32: When you hear of an air quality alert being issued, how much do you change or limit your activities?

Kentucky Residents

A LITTLE

A LOT

NOT AT ALL

DON'T KNOW

Count

27.9%

21.4%

47.8%

2.9%

1657

Sex

Male
Female

23.2%
32.3%

17.3%
25.1%

56.8%
39.6%

2.7%
3.0%

793
864

Race

African - American
White

33.0%
28.2%

23.7%
19.8%

42.3%
48.9%

1.0%
3.1%

114
1464

Age of Respondent

18 to 29
30 to 45
46 to 64
65 and Over

27.8%
23.0%
32.6%
30.8%

19.0%
28.7%
18.5%
15.9%

49.6%
46.4%
45.5%
51.0%

3.6%
2.0%
3.4%
2.3%

356
527
474
272

Education

Less than high school
High school graduate
Some college
College graduate

26.6%
21.2%
30.2%
40.7%

30.4%
21.0%
19.7%
11.2%

42.7%
54.1%
46.9%
43.9%

.4%
3.7%
3.2%
4.2%

400
567
419
268

Poverty Status

100% and below FPL
Between 100% and 200% FPL
Above 200% FPL

23.9%
33.0%
28.5%

28.4%
22.3%
16.3%

45.8%
41.4%
52.8%

2.0%
3.3%
2.5%

432
286
623

Insurance Status

Insured
Not insured / Don't Know

28.5%
26.1%

20.7%
23.6%

47.6%
48.2%

3.1%
2.1%

1266
388

General Health Rating

Excellent / Very Good
Good
Fair / Poor

32.1%
25.3%
24.5%

12.6%
26.6%
28.5%

52.2%
46.3%
43.3%

3.0%
1.8%
3.6%

691
450
515

Chronic Disease

Yes
No

28.9%
26.7%

25.1%
16.9%

43.7%
52.9%

2.3%
3.6%

902
750

Registered to Vote

Yes
No

30.0%
22.3%

20.5%
23.9%

46.5%
51.4%

3.0%
2.5%

1219
424

Party Identification

Democrat
Independent
Republican

33.6%
21.9%
26.5%

22.5%
22.1%
21.4%

41.3%
54.8%
49.4%

2.6%
1.2%
2.7%

715
179
627

Kentucky Health Issues Poll # 5, October 2012
Institute for Policy Research
University of Cincinnati

*Note: Number of respondents is 75 or less. Additional
caution should be taken when interpreting the findings of
this subgroup because of the potential for larger variation.

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Question 32: When you hear of an air quality alert being issued, how much do you change or limit your activities?
A LITTLE

A LOT

NOT AT ALL

DON'T KNOW

Count

Geographical Region

Western Kentucky
Louisville Area
Northern Kentucky
Lexington Area
Appalachian ADDs

22.7%
34.5%
36.5%
26.0%
23.1%

23.0%
27.5%
16.1%
12.1%
18.1%

52.1%
36.5%
46.5%
57.9%
53.6%

2.2%
1.5%
1.0%
3.9%
5.1%

314
344
341
325
338

Appalachian Status

R Not Appalachian
R Born in Appalachia Only*
R's Parent(s) Born in Appalachia Only
R and Parent(s) Both Born in Appalachia

29.1%
12.2%
25.8%
27.6%

20.7%
29.1%
24.7%
20.1%

47.8%
58.7%
43.8%
49.9%

2.4%
5.7%
2.4%

1040
38
255
324

Very Concerned
Somewhat Concerned
Not At All Concerned

33.7%
33.0%
22.3%

41.0%
29.6%
9.0%

24.2%
35.8%
64.3%

1.0%
1.6%
4.4%

262
585
808

Concern for Air Quality

Kentucky Health Issues Poll # 5, October 2012
Institute for Policy Research
University of Cincinnati

*Note: Number of respondents is 75 or less. Additional
caution should be taken when interpreting the findings of
this subgroup because of the potential for larger variation.

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Question 33: When you are waiting in your car and not moving . . . how long do you usually wait before turning off your car engine?

Kentucky Residents

ONE MINUTE

TWO TO THREE
MINUTES

FOUR TO FIVE
MINUTES

MORE THAN
FIVE MINUTES

NEVER TURN
OFF ENGINE
(VOL.)

DON'T KNOW

Count

14.1%

19.5%

19.2%

9.7%

32.4%

5.0%

1622

Sex

Male
Female

16.4%
11.9%

18.9%
20.0%

18.4%
20.0%

7.5%
11.8%

33.7%
31.2%

4.9%
5.0%

782
841

Race

African - American
White

30.1%
12.6%

11.0%
20.3%

26.0%
17.8%

4.4%
10.6%

22.6%
33.8%

6.0%
5.0%

107
1438

Age of Respondent

18 to 29
30 to 45
46 to 64
65 and Over

14.4%
11.3%
15.4%
14.9%

23.2%
21.3%
16.5%
18.4%

25.4%
22.1%
16.2%
11.3%

12.3%
11.0%
9.0%
5.3%

20.3%
32.1%
38.5%
38.3%

4.4%
2.3%
4.4%
11.9%

353
517
467
258

Education

Less than high school
High school graduate
Some college
College graduate

10.9%
15.5%
14.6%
15.0%

24.0%
17.0%
19.8%
17.7%

22.2%
17.7%
20.4%
16.4%

9.3%
13.1%
6.1%
9.1%

25.9%
34.1%
34.4%
35.3%

7.7%
2.6%
4.6%
6.5%

382
558
413
267

Poverty Status

100% and below FPL
Between 100% and 200% FPL
Above 200% FPL

10.4%
15.8%
16.9%

21.1%
20.4%
17.6%

23.6%
17.5%
17.6%

10.2%
9.6%
10.6%

29.5%
29.9%
35.0%

5.1%
6.9%
2.3%

421
283
625

Insurance Status

Insured
Not insured / Don't Know

14.5%
12.9%

17.0%
28.0%

18.3%
22.3%

9.6%
10.2%

34.5%
25.2%

6.1%
1.3%

1251
369

General Health Rating

Excellent / Very Good
Good
Fair / Poor

14.6%
16.7%
11.1%

21.0%
17.7%
18.9%

17.2%
23.3%
18.4%

11.2%
6.8%
10.4%

31.8%
31.8%
33.9%

4.1%
3.6%
7.4%

683
442
495

Chronic Disease

Yes
No

16.0%
11.9%

19.0%
20.1%

18.5%
20.3%

8.5%
11.3%

32.6%
32.0%

5.5%
4.5%

875
744

Registered to Vote

Yes
No

13.8%
13.9%

20.6%
16.8%

16.8%
27.1%

11.2%
5.7%

32.7%
31.1%

4.8%
5.5%

1204
405

Party Identification

Democrat
Independent
Republican

15.5%
13.8%
13.1%

18.5%
15.9%
22.0%

19.1%
23.6%
18.0%

9.8%
10.9%
9.3%

30.6%
31.6%
33.6%

6.5%
4.2%
4.0%

702
177
615

Kentucky Health Issues Poll # 5, October 2012
Institute for Policy Research
University of Cincinnati

*Note: Number of respondents is 75 or less. Additional
caution should be taken when interpreting the findings of
this subgroup because of the potential for larger variation.

Page 95 of 135

Question 33: When you are waiting in your car and not moving . . . how long do you usually wait before turning off your car engine?

ONE
MINUTE

TWO TO
THREE
MINUTES

FOUR TO FIVE
MINUTES

MORE THAN
FIVE MINUTES

NEVER TURN
OFF ENGINE
(VOL.)

DON'T
KNOW

Count

Geographical Region

Western Kentucky
Louisville Area
Northern Kentucky
Lexington Area
Appalachian ADDs

11.8%
25.7%
10.9%
9.8%
8.3%

15.9%
25.0%
16.8%
16.7%
17.4%

19.1%
13.3%
25.6%
23.0%
23.0%

8.8%
5.6%
11.9%
7.1%
15.8%

39.8%
26.0%
29.1%
37.2%
31.7%

4.6%
4.4%
5.7%
6.3%
3.8%

319
325
326
315
329

Appalachian Status

R Not Appalachian
R Born in Appalachia Only*
R's Parent(s) Born in Appalachia Only
R and Parent(s) Both Born in Appalachia

16.4%
7.4%
13.4%
8.0%

18.7%
8.0%
21.5%
21.7%

19.9%
39.0%
16.3%
17.0%

8.0%
13.1%
13.7%
11.6%

32.1%
31.6%
26.7%
38.3%

4.8%
1.0%
8.4%
3.3%

1013
38
256
316

Change in Activity during Air Quality Alert

A little
A lot
Not at all

13.3%
17.9%
13.7%

24.7%
25.8%
14.1%

21.6%
25.5%
15.6%

9.2%
10.0%
10.4%

22.8%
17.8%
42.3%

8.4%
3.0%
3.9%

458
339
758

Concern for Air Quality

Very Concerned
Somewhat Concerned
Not At All Concerned

18.2%
14.7%
12.3%

21.8%
23.3%
16.1%

20.6%
21.6%
17.2%

7.7%
9.7%
10.4%

26.7%
27.9%
37.6%

5.1%
2.7%
6.4%

258
564
798

Kentucky Health Issues Poll # 5, October 2012
Institute for Policy Research
University of Cincinnati

*Note: Number of respondents is 75 or less. Additional
caution should be taken when interpreting the findings of
this subgroup because of the potential for larger variation.

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