Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Overweight (percent adults)

2014-2016

State Percent
Kentucky County 68%(66.7-68.6)
County Group 68%(66.7-68.6)
County Percent
Adair County 77%(66.27-84.37)
County Group 73%(69.21-76.9)
Allen County 76%(62.69-85.35)
County Group 67%(60.57-72.66)
Anderson County 74%(59.03-85.2)
County Group 64%(57.17-70)
Ballard County 70%(58.79-79.68)
County Group 70%(64.94-74.33)
Barren County 62%(53.9-69.96)
County Group 67%(60.57-72.66)
Bath County 66%(55.99-75.32)
County Group 71%(65.89-75.93)
Bell County 66%(55.96-74.71)
County Group 70%(65.69-73.56)
Boone County 72%(65.9-76.59)
County Group 72%(65.9-76.59)
Bourbon County
County Group 68%(61.64-73.58)
Boyd County 78%(73.18-82.37)
County Group 78%(73.18-82.37)
Boyle County 74%(60.19-83.92)
County Group 71%(64.79-76.25)
Bracken County 82%(72.9-88.89)
County Group 71%(62.32-78.05)
Breathitt County 70%(60.92-78.43)
County Group 75%(71.34-79.11)
Breckinridge County 67%(54.16-78.16)
County Group 66%(59.24-72.47)
Bullitt County 66%(56.78-74.22)
County Group 69%(62.42-74.41)
Butler County 78%(61.97-88.3)
County Group 70%(63.85-76.11)
Caldwell County 75%(57.65-87.06)
County Group 72%(66.39-76.29)
Calloway County 63%(52.96-71.26)
County Group 70%(64.94-74.33)
Campbell County 57%(50.32-64.21)
County Group 57%(50.32-64.21)
Carlisle County 85%(72.04-92.44)
County Group 70%(64.94-74.33)
Carroll County 67%(47.63-82.46)
County Group 68%(62.39-72.36)
Carter County 74%(66.41-81.08)
County Group 76%(70.13-81.04)
Casey County 71%(60.36-79.5)
County Group 73%(69.21-76.9)
Christian County 71%(63.36-77.61)
County Group 70%(63.73-76.39)
Clark County 74%(61.2-83.31)
County Group 68%(61.64-73.58)
Clay County 73%(59.59-83.34)
County Group 70%(65.69-73.56)
Clinton County 63%(48.6-76.07)
County Group 73%(69.21-76.9)
Crittenden County 72%(54.35-84.34)
County Group 72%(66.39-76.29)
Cumberland County 70%(55.33-81.33)
County Group 73%(69.21-76.9)
Daviess County 65%(59.26-70.23)
County Group 65%(59.26-70.23)
Edmonson County 66%(50.5-78.7)
County Group 67%(60.57-72.66)
Elliott County 75%(62.13-84.52)
County Group 71%(65.89-75.93)
Estill County
County Group 84%(77.46-88.51)
Fayette County 59%(54.3-64.07)
County Group 59%(54.3-64.07)
Fleming County 73%(64.03-80.35)
County Group 68%(58.29-75.59)
Floyd County 73%(65.78-78.36)
County Group 73%(65.78-78.36)
Franklin County 59%(47.45-69.29)
County Group 64%(57.17-70)
Fulton County
County Group 70%(64.94-74.33)
Gallatin County
County Group 71%(62.32-78.05)
Garrard County 65%(47.78-78.63)
County Group 71%(64.79-76.25)
Grant County 72%(58.19-82.98)
County Group 71%(62.32-78.05)
Graves County 73%(65.48-79.28)
County Group 70%(64.94-74.33)
Grayson County 73%(62.8-80.94)
County Group 70%(63.85-76.11)
Green County 71%(57.13-81.24)
County Group 73%(69.21-76.9)
Greenup County 72%(65.33-77.33)
County Group 72%(65.33-77.33)
Hancock County 76%(55.69-88.39)
County Group 66%(59.24-72.47)
Hardin County 69%(63.11-74.42)
County Group 69%(63.11-74.42)
Harlan County 71%(62.67-78.64)
County Group 70%(65.69-73.56)
Harrison County 66%(44.26-82.36)
County Group 68%(58.29-75.59)
Hart County 69%(56.45-78.55)
County Group 70%(63.85-76.11)
Henderson County 72%(64.41-78.05)
County Group 69%(62.54-74.95)
Henry County 76%(61.67-85.83)
County Group 68%(62.39-72.36)
Hickman County
County Group 70%(64.94-74.33)
Hopkins County 69%(60.49-76.02)
County Group 69%(62.76-75.47)
Jackson County 80%(68.73-87.52)
County Group 75%(71.34-79.11)
Jefferson County 65%(62.45-67.36)
County Group 65%(62.45-67.36)
Jessamine County 63%(49.26-74.59)
County Group 68%(61.64-73.58)
Johnson County 77%(69.56-83.23)
County Group 77%(71.26-81.18)
Kenton County 71%(65.56-75.2)
County Group 71%(65.56-75.2)
Knott County 77%(68.51-83.59)
County Group 74%(68.86-79.36)
Knox County 71%(61.53-79.48)
County Group 70%(65.69-73.56)
Larue County 72%(57.02-83.61)
County Group 71%(64.79-76.25)
Laurel County 78%(71.13-82.91)
County Group 78%(71.13-82.91)
Lawrence County 76%(66.51-83.71)
County Group 77%(71.26-81.18)
Lee County 71%(54.31-82.82)
County Group 75%(71.34-79.11)
Leslie County 71%(61.17-78.92)
County Group 71%(65.96-75.93)
Letcher County 72%(64.49-78.94)
County Group 74%(68.86-79.36)
Lewis County 80%(72.73-84.98)
County Group 76%(70.13-81.04)
Lincoln County 89%(76.97-95.51)
County Group 73%(69.21-76.9)
Livingston County 59%(40.41-75.21)
County Group 72%(66.39-76.29)
Logan County 73%(62.44-81.08)
County Group 73%(66.96-77.94)
Lyon County 79%(66.3-88.43)
County Group 72%(66.39-76.29)
Madison County 68%(58.62-76.17)
County Group 68%(61.64-73.58)
Magoffin County 77%(68.44-83.79)
County Group 75%(71.34-79.11)
Marion County 79%(68.83-86.28)
County Group 71%(64.79-76.25)
Marshall County 68%(60.59-75.37)
County Group 72%(66.39-76.29)
Martin County 75%(60.96-85.4)
County Group 77%(71.26-81.18)
Mason County 68%(58.02-77.16)
County Group 68%(58.29-75.59)
McCracken County 65%(58.46-71.25)
County Group 65%(58.46-71.25)
McCreary County 76%(65.96-83.22)
County Group 70%(65.69-73.56)
McLean County 74%(55.63-86.37)
County Group 69%(62.76-75.47)
Meade County 71%(61.3-79.49)
County Group 66%(59.24-72.47)
Menifee County 76%(62.24-85.7)
County Group 71%(65.89-75.93)
Mercer County 68%(51.99-80.94)
County Group 71%(64.79-76.25)
Metcalfe County 60%(41.64-76.6)
County Group 70%(63.85-76.11)
Monroe County 64%(45.07-79.64)
County Group 73%(69.21-76.9)
Montgomery County 78%(70.34-84.17)
County Group 84%(77.46-88.51)
Morgan County 71%(62-78.3)
County Group 71%(65.89-75.93)
Muhlenberg County 70%(61.8-77.65)
County Group 73%(66.96-77.94)
Nelson County 73%(64.69-80.2)
County Group 69%(62.42-74.41)
Nicholas County
County Group 68%(58.29-75.59)
Ohio County 57%(42.53-70.3)
County Group 66%(59.24-72.47)
Oldham County 53%(44.68-61.66)
County Group 68%(62.39-72.36)
Owen County 80%(61.99-90.81)
County Group 68%(62.39-72.36)
Owsley County 74%(60.08-84.84)
County Group 75%(71.34-79.11)
Pendleton County 61%(44.61-75.16)
County Group 71%(62.32-78.05)
Perry County 71%(65.07-77)
County Group 71%(65.96-75.93)
Pike County 70%(65-75.34)
County Group 70%(65-75.34)
Powell County
County Group 84%(77.46-88.51)
Pulaski County 69%(63.06-75.23)
County Group 69%(63.06-75.23)
Robertson County
County Group 68%(58.29-75.59)
Rockcastle County 73%(62.21-81.64)
County Group 75%(71.34-79.11)
Rowan County 66%(57.58-72.7)
County Group 66%(57.58-72.7)
Russell County 64%(50.15-75.71)
County Group 73%(69.21-76.9)
Scott County 65%(52.96-75.97)
County Group 64%(57.17-70)
Shelby County 71%(61.07-79.42)
County Group 68%(62.39-72.36)
Simpson County 79%(63.19-88.68)
County Group 73%(66.96-77.94)
Spencer County 72%(56.9-83.66)
County Group 69%(62.42-74.41)
Taylor County 71%(60.61-78.93)
County Group 73%(69.21-76.9)
Todd County 68%(53.24-79.9)
County Group 70%(63.73-76.39)
Trigg County 78%(66.74-86.89)
County Group 72%(66.39-76.29)
Trimble County 78%(59.16-90.07)
County Group 68%(62.39-72.36)
Union County 63%(49.82-74.68)
County Group 69%(62.54-74.95)
Warren County 63%(57.2-68.57)
County Group 63%(57.2-68.57)
Washington County 67%(49.93-80.14)
County Group 71%(64.79-76.25)
Wayne County 79%(70.36-85.45)
County Group 73%(69.21-76.9)
Webster County 69%(53.22-81.16)
County Group 69%(62.76-75.47)
Whitley County 65%(55.29-73.75)
County Group 70%(65.69-73.56)
Wolfe County 82%(73.21-88.96)
County Group 75%(71.34-79.11)
Woodford County 61%(44.76-75.04)
County Group 64%(57.17-70)

Notes on this indicator: The percentage of adults estimated to be overweight, defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25.0 or higher. This category includes those adults estimated to be obese, defined as having a BMI of 30.0 or greater. BMI is equal to weight in pounds divide by height in inches squared and then multiplied by 703.

Data Sources:

BRFSS

Description: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kentucky Department for Public Health. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Data as analyzed at the county level by the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Control Program and College of Public Health.

Data for counties with fewer than 50 respondents have been suppressed. 

County groups were developed by researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Control Program and College of Public Health under the direction of the Kentucky Department for Public Health. The county groups were developed through a methodology which considered socioeconomic, demographic, and health-related statistics at the county level, together with geographical proximity and number of BRFSS respondents, to cluster counties based on similar characteristics. County groups are expected to provide more stable rates and reliable estimates for small areas in Kentucky. For additional information, please email rseger at healthy-ky.org.