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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

waitjustaminute 1 year, 10 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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pinecreek 1 year, 10 months ago

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

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JackMcKee 1 year, 10 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.

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jhawkinsf 1 year, 10 months ago

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

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kernal 1 year, 10 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.

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akuna 1 year, 10 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.'

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CWGOKU 1 year, 10 months ago

From the comments I read here daily, I'd say mental health is the biggest issue. Mine included

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BABBOY 1 year, 10 months ago

Yep, two posts on sales and property taxes.

Lawrence is becoming Topeka.......

Funny...., just funny.

By the way, Lawrence's biggest problem is too many wimps meaning it will never be completely like Topeka which is hard place to live and you have to be rather tough.......

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autie 1 year, 10 months ago

Smoking...cost all of us more and kills more people in the long run than just about anything...even Justin Beiber music.

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BigAl 1 year, 10 months ago

Both sales and property taxes.

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