Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Overweight (percent adults)

2016-2018

State Percent
Kentucky County 68%(67.5-69.4)
County Group 68%(67.5-69.4)
County Percent
Adair County 74%(62.52-83.28)
County Group 71%(66.25-74.64)
Allen County 78%(66.14-87)
County Group 72%(66-77.59)
Anderson County 81%(65.31-90.84)
County Group 74%(67.79-79.85)
Ballard County 70%(56.52-81.45)
County Group 71%(67.04-75.12)
Barren County 65%(56.54-73.17)
County Group 72%(66-77.59)
Bath County 70%(57.78-79.44)
County Group 75%(68.44-80.86)
Bell County 79%(69.42-86.08)
County Group 72%(67.61-76.17)
Boone County 72%(66.52-77.23)
County Group 72%(66.52-77.23)
Bourbon County 72%(55.9-84.25)
County Group 67%(60.78-73.46)
Boyd County 73%(67.39-77.21)
County Group 73%(67.39-77.21)
Boyle County 76%(60.44-86.55)
County Group 70%(63.46-76.02)
Bracken County 75%(60.72-84.88)
County Group 68%(58.81-75.34)
Breathitt County 76%(64.07-85.17)
County Group 74%(69.67-78.63)
Breckinridge County 59%(45.76-70.23)
County Group 68%(62.28-72.91)
Bullitt County 62%(51.79-70.95)
County Group 66%(59.35-72.51)
Butler County 77%(61.94-87.72)
County Group 73%(66.48-78.63)
Caldwell County 71%(55.18-82.97)
County Group 73%(68.4-77.62)
Calloway County 70%(62.66-76.54)
County Group 71%(67.04-75.12)
Campbell County 66%(58.82-72.78)
County Group 66%(58.82-72.78)
Carlisle County
County Group 71%(67.04-75.12)
Carroll County 58%(37.8-76.3)
County Group 67%(60.9-72.69)
Carter County 73%(64.28-79.66)
County Group 71%(63.63-77.33)
Casey County 70%(58.98-79.11)
County Group 71%(66.25-74.64)
Christian County 69%(61.93-75.45)
County Group 67%(60.58-73.32)
Clark County 77%(61.18-87.5)
County Group 67%(60.78-73.46)
Clay County 71%(56.68-82.44)
County Group 72%(67.61-76.17)
Clinton County 77%(64.14-85.7)
County Group 71%(66.25-74.64)
Crittenden County 77%(59.74-87.96)
County Group 73%(68.4-77.62)
Cumberland County
County Group 71%(66.25-74.64)
Daviess County 67%(61.77-72.2)
County Group 67%(61.77-72.2)
Edmonson County 80%(66.24-88.77)
County Group 72%(66-77.59)
Elliott County 78%(59.9-88.84)
County Group 75%(68.44-80.86)
Estill County
County Group 72%(62.42-80.43)
Fayette County 60%(55.07-64.35)
County Group 60%(55.07-64.35)
Fleming County 70%(61.15-77.79)
County Group 67%(54.98-76.46)
Floyd County 75%(67.88-81.35)
County Group 75%(67.88-81.35)
Franklin County 78%(66.32-86.59)
County Group 74%(67.79-79.85)
Fulton County
County Group 71%(67.04-75.12)
Gallatin County
County Group 68%(58.81-75.34)
Garrard County 65%(47.03-79.75)
County Group 70%(63.46-76.02)
Grant County 63%(48.26-74.88)
County Group 68%(58.81-75.34)
Graves County 72%(65.1-78)
County Group 71%(67.04-75.12)
Grayson County 80%(71.16-86.46)
County Group 73%(66.48-78.63)
Green County 66%(53.53-77.24)
County Group 71%(66.25-74.64)
Greenup County 74%(68.25-79.58)
County Group 74%(68.25-79.58)
Hancock County 69%(55.81-80.38)
County Group 68%(62.28-72.91)
Hardin County 74%(68.31-78.84)
County Group 74%(68.31-78.84)
Harlan County 78%(68.76-85.81)
County Group 72%(67.61-76.17)
Harrison County
County Group 67%(54.98-76.46)
Hart County 70%(57.01-80.58)
County Group 73%(66.48-78.63)
Henderson County 72%(64.32-77.77)
County Group 71%(64.32-76.29)
Henry County 82%(69.64-90.42)
County Group 67%(60.9-72.69)
Hickman County
County Group 71%(67.04-75.12)
Hopkins County 74%(67.74-78.71)
County Group 72%(66.73-76.57)
Jackson County 77%(65.12-85.25)
County Group 74%(69.67-78.63)
Jefferson County 65%(61.97-67.68)
County Group 65%(61.97-67.68)
Jessamine County 54%(39.97-66.62)
County Group 67%(60.78-73.46)
Johnson County 72%(62.91-78.87)
County Group 74%(68.23-78.8)
Kenton County 73%(67.38-77.67)
County Group 73%(67.38-77.67)
Knott County 80%(71.14-86.81)
County Group 78%(71.8-82.42)
Knox County 73%(61.55-81.62)
County Group 72%(67.61-76.17)
Larue County 72%(59.64-82.12)
County Group 70%(63.46-76.02)
Laurel County 75%(68.87-80.88)
County Group 75%(68.87-80.88)
Lawrence County 73%(63.39-80.56)
County Group 74%(68.23-78.8)
Lee County 67%(50.23-80.09)
County Group 74%(69.67-78.63)
Leslie County 78%(67.86-85.92)
County Group 75%(69.71-80.01)
Letcher County 75%(67.48-81.87)
County Group 78%(71.8-82.42)
Lewis County 67%(52.01-79.39)
County Group 71%(63.63-77.33)
Lincoln County 74%(57.07-86.09)
County Group 71%(66.25-74.64)
Livingston County 73%(58.79-83.51)
County Group 73%(68.4-77.62)
Logan County 64%(53.19-74.19)
County Group 70%(63.86-75.09)
Lyon County 79%(65.54-88.68)
County Group 73%(68.4-77.62)
Madison County 67%(56.05-75.88)
County Group 67%(60.78-73.46)
Magoffin County 77%(66.7-84.75)
County Group 74%(69.67-78.63)
Marion County 78%(67.87-84.9)
County Group 70%(63.46-76.02)
Marshall County 70%(62.23-77.31)
County Group 73%(68.4-77.62)
Martin County 83%(69.9-90.77)
County Group 74%(68.23-78.8)
Mason County 80%(72.13-86.3)
County Group 67%(54.98-76.46)
McCracken County 67%(60.18-72.62)
County Group 67%(60.18-72.62)
McCreary County 65%(51.06-76.26)
County Group 72%(67.61-76.17)
McLean County 57%(41.72-70.38)
County Group 72%(66.73-76.57)
Meade County 74%(64.15-81.44)
County Group 68%(62.28-72.91)
Menifee County 87%(74.95-93.81)
County Group 75%(68.44-80.86)
Mercer County
County Group 70%(63.46-76.02)
Metcalfe County 59%(41.6-74.99)
County Group 73%(66.48-78.63)
Monroe County 62%(44.97-77.14)
County Group 71%(66.25-74.64)
Montgomery County 74%(66.49-80.88)
County Group 72%(62.42-80.43)
Morgan County 70%(57.55-79.99)
County Group 75%(68.44-80.86)
Muhlenberg County 69%(60.61-75.59)
County Group 70%(63.86-75.09)
Nelson County 73%(64.9-80.47)
County Group 66%(59.35-72.51)
Nicholas County
County Group 67%(54.98-76.46)
Ohio County 68%(57.82-76.52)
County Group 68%(62.28-72.91)
Oldham County 62%(50.93-71.14)
County Group 67%(60.9-72.69)
Owen County 79%(65.12-88.85)
County Group 67%(60.9-72.69)
Owsley County 73%(59.06-83.5)
County Group 74%(69.67-78.63)
Pendleton County
County Group 68%(58.81-75.34)
Perry County 74%(67.26-79.74)
County Group 75%(69.71-80.01)
Pike County 75%(69.36-79.66)
County Group 75%(69.36-79.66)
Powell County
County Group 72%(62.42-80.43)
Pulaski County 73%(68.42-77.87)
County Group 73%(68.42-77.87)
Robertson County
County Group 67%(54.98-76.46)
Rockcastle County 68%(55.26-78.97)
County Group 74%(69.67-78.63)
Rowan County 64%(55.59-72.02)
County Group 64%(55.59-72.02)
Russell County 61%(48.79-72.32)
County Group 71%(66.25-74.64)
Scott County 74%(62.5-83.07)
County Group 74%(67.79-79.85)
Shelby County 61%(47.79-72.8)
County Group 67%(60.9-72.69)
Simpson County 79%(66.3-88.19)
County Group 70%(63.86-75.09)
Spencer County 70%(50.78-83.69)
County Group 66%(59.35-72.51)
Taylor County 74%(63.82-81.67)
County Group 71%(66.25-74.64)
Todd County 59%(42.54-74.35)
County Group 67%(60.58-73.32)
Trigg County 77%(64.94-85.34)
County Group 73%(68.4-77.62)
Trimble County
County Group 67%(60.9-72.69)
Union County 68%(54.62-79.4)
County Group 71%(64.32-76.29)
Warren County 67%(62.06-72.06)
County Group 67%(62.06-72.06)
Washington County 77%(62.38-87.63)
County Group 70%(63.46-76.02)
Wayne County 73%(62.3-80.84)
County Group 71%(66.25-74.64)
Webster County 80%(68.31-87.67)
County Group 72%(66.73-76.57)
Whitley County 67%(57.84-75.82)
County Group 72%(67.61-76.17)
Wolfe County 81%(70.42-87.87)
County Group 74%(69.67-78.63)
Woodford County 60%(43.3-74.32)
County Group 74%(67.79-79.85)

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.