Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Overweight (percent adults)

2017-2019

State Percent
Kentucky County 69%(68.4-70.3)
County Group 69%(68.4-70.6)
Area Development District Percent
Barren River Area Development District 70%(66.73-73)
Big Sandy Area Development District 77%(73.16-80.21)
Bluegrass Area Development District 67%(64.01-69.79)
Buffalo Trace Area Development District 71%(65.97-76.33)
Cumberland Valley Area Development District 73%(69.48-76.34)
FIVCO Area Development District 73%(69.85-76.63)
Gateway Area Development District 73%(67.91-76.89)
Green River Area Development District 69%(66.24-72.54)
Kentucky River Area Development District 76%(72.5-79.27)
KIPDA Area Development District 68%(64.83-70.59)
Lake Cumberland Area Development District 71%(67.87-73.91)
Lincoln Trail Area Development District 73%(70.09-76.27)
Northern Kentucky Area Development District 70%(66.42-72.48)
Pennyrile Area Development District 71%(68.2-74.58)
Purchase Area Development District 70%(66.56-72.81)
County Percent
Adair County 70%(57.99-79.19)
County Group 71%(66.5-74.82)
Allen County 77%(64.16-86.73)
County Group 74%(68.14-79.41)
Anderson County 81%(64.81-90.96)
County Group 77%(70.81-82.29)
Ballard County 66%(50.47-78.07)
County Group 70%(65.93-74.35)
Barren County 69%(60.5-76.21)
County Group 74%(68.14-79.41)
Bath County 73%(60.01-82.49)
County Group 77%(70.34-83.27)
Bell County 79%(68.17-86.38)
County Group 73%(68.64-77.14)
Boone County 71%(65.24-76.04)
County Group 71%(65.24-76.04)
Bourbon County 79%(62.68-89.01)
County Group 67%(60.25-72.74)
Boyd County 73%(68.11-77.88)
County Group 73%(68.11-77.88)
Boyle County 78%(62.27-87.83)
County Group 72%(65.92-77.82)
Bracken County 80%(67.27-88.59)
County Group 69%(61.06-76.25)
Breathitt County 78%(63.8-87.31)
County Group 74%(68.8-78.29)
Breckinridge County 62%(48.13-73.57)
County Group 70%(64.78-75.16)
Bullitt County 66%(54.8-75.97)
County Group 70%(62.58-76.42)
Butler County 67%(50.79-79.25)
County Group 73%(66.39-79.06)
Caldwell County 78%(66.42-86.05)
County Group 77%(72.65-80.71)
Calloway County 74%(67.44-80.42)
County Group 70%(65.93-74.35)
Campbell County 69%(62.14-75.22)
County Group 69%(62.14-75.22)
Carlisle County
County Group 70%(65.93-74.35)
Carroll County
County Group 68%(60.58-74.36)
Carter County 73%(64.2-80.39)
County Group 70%(62.43-76.59)
Casey County 67%(54.02-77.5)
County Group 71%(66.5-74.82)
Christian County 68%(61.23-74.63)
County Group 66%(59.15-72.05)
Clark County 71%(56.56-82.84)
County Group 67%(60.25-72.74)
Clay County 69%(53.04-81.21)
County Group 73%(68.64-77.14)
Clinton County 73%(59.84-82.9)
County Group 71%(66.5-74.82)
Crittenden County 78%(62.7-87.96)
County Group 77%(72.65-80.71)
Cumberland County
County Group 71%(66.5-74.82)
Daviess County 69%(63.95-73.84)
County Group 69%(63.95-73.84)
Edmonson County 83%(71.3-90.8)
County Group 74%(68.14-79.41)
Elliott County 75%(56.18-87.15)
County Group 77%(70.34-83.27)
Estill County
County Group 69%(59.27-77.54)
Fayette County 62%(57.26-66.28)
County Group 62%(57.26-66.28)
Fleming County 70%(60.5-77.52)
County Group 68%(57.68-77.42)
Floyd County 74%(65.86-81.46)
County Group 74%(65.86-81.46)
Franklin County 84%(74.98-90.3)
County Group 77%(70.81-82.29)
Fulton County
County Group 70%(65.93-74.35)
Gallatin County
County Group 69%(61.06-76.25)
Garrard County
County Group 72%(65.92-77.82)
Grant County 63%(50.03-73.93)
County Group 69%(61.06-76.25)
Graves County 69%(62-75.67)
County Group 70%(65.93-74.35)
Grayson County 78%(67.82-85.84)
County Group 73%(66.39-79.06)
Green County 78%(67.21-86.58)
County Group 71%(66.5-74.82)
Greenup County 74%(67.2-80.6)
County Group 74%(67.2-80.6)
Hancock County 69%(55.2-79.85)
County Group 70%(64.78-75.16)
Hardin County 72%(66.67-77.27)
County Group 72%(66.67-77.27)
Harlan County 81%(69.14-88.74)
County Group 73%(68.64-77.14)
Harrison County 61%(40.83-78.36)
County Group 68%(57.68-77.42)
Hart County 76%(63.17-85.22)
County Group 73%(66.39-79.06)
Henderson County 69%(61.53-75.36)
County Group 69%(62.58-74.62)
Henry County
County Group 68%(60.58-74.36)
Hickman County
County Group 70%(65.93-74.35)
Hopkins County 74%(68.53-79.39)
County Group 73%(68.07-77.6)
Jackson County 76%(64.51-85.15)
County Group 74%(68.8-78.29)
Jefferson County 67%(63.88-70.42)
County Group 67%(63.88-70.42)
Jessamine County 49%(35.55-62.21)
County Group 67%(60.25-72.74)
Johnson County 75%(65.93-82.29)
County Group 75%(69.24-80.23)
Kenton County 71%(65.57-76.08)
County Group 71%(65.57-76.08)
Knott County 79%(70.11-85.57)
County Group 79%(73.72-84.03)
Knox County 80%(69.98-87.23)
County Group 73%(68.64-77.14)
Larue County 71%(58.7-80.9)
County Group 72%(65.92-77.82)
Laurel County 69%(61.29-75.18)
County Group 69%(61.29-75.18)
Lawrence County 71%(61.17-79.94)
County Group 75%(69.24-80.23)
Lee County 65%(52.18-76.51)
County Group 74%(68.8-78.29)
Leslie County 87%(78.08-92.23)
County Group 75%(69.25-80.56)
Letcher County 80%(72.13-85.82)
County Group 79%(73.72-84.03)
Lewis County 64%(50.09-76.52)
County Group 70%(62.43-76.59)
Lincoln County 71%(54.27-83.47)
County Group 71%(66.5-74.82)
Livingston County 78%(65.46-86.66)
County Group 77%(72.65-80.71)
Logan County 59%(48.42-68.97)
County Group 68%(62.78-73.6)
Lyon County 83%(67.86-91.33)
County Group 77%(72.65-80.71)
Madison County 69%(59.19-78.06)
County Group 67%(60.25-72.74)
Magoffin County 75%(63.12-84.56)
County Group 74%(68.8-78.29)
Marion County 79%(69.85-86.36)
County Group 72%(65.92-77.82)
Marshall County 74%(66.93-80.62)
County Group 77%(72.65-80.71)
Martin County 83%(70.35-91.51)
County Group 75%(69.24-80.23)
Mason County 78%(70.22-84.88)
County Group 68%(57.68-77.42)
McCracken County 67%(60.37-72.31)
County Group 67%(60.37-72.31)
McCreary County 63%(49.55-74.05)
County Group 73%(68.64-77.14)
McLean County 61%(46.31-74.1)
County Group 73%(68.07-77.6)
Meade County 76%(65.74-83.39)
County Group 70%(64.78-75.16)
Menifee County 94%(86.8-97.51)
County Group 77%(70.34-83.27)
Mercer County
County Group 72%(65.92-77.82)
Metcalfe County 66%(46.67-81.41)
County Group 73%(66.39-79.06)
Monroe County 65%(44.52-80.85)
County Group 71%(66.5-74.82)
Montgomery County 69%(61.2-76.25)
County Group 69%(59.27-77.54)
Morgan County 73%(58.23-83.35)
County Group 77%(70.34-83.27)
Muhlenberg County 68%(60.46-75.1)
County Group 68%(62.78-73.6)
Nelson County 71%(62.94-78.57)
County Group 70%(62.58-76.42)
Nicholas County
County Group 68%(57.68-77.42)
Ohio County 71%(61.52-78.22)
County Group 70%(64.78-75.16)
Oldham County 70%(56.89-80.35)
County Group 68%(60.58-74.36)
Owen County 68%(51.01-81.8)
County Group 68%(60.58-74.36)
Owsley County 59%(39.07-76.01)
County Group 74%(68.8-78.29)
Pendleton County
County Group 69%(61.06-76.25)
Perry County 71%(63.46-77.62)
County Group 75%(69.25-80.56)
Pike County 79%(73.56-83.39)
County Group 79%(73.56-83.39)
Powell County
County Group 69%(59.27-77.54)
Pulaski County 73%(67.63-77.11)
County Group 73%(67.63-77.11)
Robertson County
County Group 68%(57.68-77.42)
Rockcastle County 72%(58.61-82.31)
County Group 74%(68.8-78.29)
Rowan County 66%(57.44-74.24)
County Group 66%(57.44-74.24)
Russell County 69%(59.62-77.5)
County Group 71%(66.5-74.82)
Scott County 78%(67.95-85.26)
County Group 77%(70.81-82.29)
Shelby County 62%(46.69-75.37)
County Group 68%(60.58-74.36)
Simpson County 81%(69.73-88.76)
County Group 68%(62.78-73.6)
Spencer County
County Group 70%(62.58-76.42)
Taylor County 73%(63.19-81.15)
County Group 71%(66.5-74.82)
Todd County 58%(41.7-72.68)
County Group 66%(59.15-72.05)
Trigg County 78%(65.81-86.86)
County Group 77%(72.65-80.71)
Trimble County
County Group 68%(60.58-74.36)
Union County 69%(55.75-79.83)
County Group 69%(62.58-74.62)
Warren County 68%(63.18-72.99)
County Group 68%(63.18-72.99)
Washington County 78%(60.96-89.03)
County Group 72%(65.92-77.82)
Wayne County 71%(59.77-79.85)
County Group 71%(66.5-74.82)
Webster County 80%(69.84-87.98)
County Group 73%(68.07-77.6)
Whitley County 68%(59.1-76.06)
County Group 73%(68.64-77.14)
Wolfe County 80%(69.24-87.13)
County Group 74%(68.8-78.29)
Woodford County 58%(39.53-74.35)
County Group 77%(70.81-82.29)

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.