BY AL CROSS
Kentucky Health News
Life expectancy, perhaps the most basic measurement of a community’s health, is right at the state average in Owen County: 76 years. But both the state and county have health issues.
Health researchers say life expectancy is driven by a complex web of factors that influence health —
opportunities for education and jobs, safe and affordable housing, availability of nutritious food and places for physical activity, and access to health care, child care and social services.