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Of these issues, which is the greatest health concern facing the Lawrence community?

Response Percent Votes
Poverty/unemployment
 
23% 126
Drug and alcohol abuse
 
16% 87
Mental health
 
15% 86
Insufficient access to health care
 
12% 70
Lack of physical activity
 
12% 69
Affordably healthy food
 
9% 53
Lack of dental care
 
4% 26
Other (please specify in comments)
 
4% 23
Total 540

Comments

akuna 2 years, 6 months ago

I'd say the biggest issue facing Lawrence, and all of America, is too much sugar, processed, and fast foods, which is not the same as 'affordable health food.'

kernal 2 years, 6 months ago

The food industry is making us fat and sick. It needs to stop and until people wake up and speak out, it won't change.

jhawkinsf 2 years, 6 months ago

I had to vote for lack of physical activity. However, I would certainly include in that people being overweight/obese.

JackMcKee 2 years, 6 months ago

based on what I've seen it's obesity. It seems like the average BMI in Kansas is about 35.

Eat healthy. Get exercise.

Life is so much more enjoyable.

pinecreek 2 years, 6 months ago

Obesity. At epidemic proportions and growing (no pun intended).

waitjustaminute 2 years, 6 months ago

worst health care concern is too many do gooders trying to enforce their life style on others. so basically, mind your own beeswax.

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