Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Overweight (percent adults)

2015-2017

State Percent
Kentucky County 68%(67.0-69.0)
County Group 68%(67.0-69.0)
County Percent
Adair County 81%(71.31-87.76)
County Group 73%(68.63-76.54)
Allen County 77%(66.02-85.47)
County Group 70%(63.78-75.29)
Anderson County 76%(60.79-86.89)
County Group 70%(63.56-76.24)
Ballard County 78%(66.54-85.85)
County Group 74%(69.78-77.7)
Barren County 65%(56.7-72.48)
County Group 70%(63.78-75.29)
Bath County 70%(58.13-79.75)
County Group 74%(68.76-79.19)
Bell County 74%(64.01-81.53)
County Group 72%(67.97-75.61)
Boone County 72%(65.71-76.93)
County Group 72%(65.71-76.93)
Bourbon County
County Group 69%(62.11-74.55)
Boyd County 75%(69.7-79.38)
County Group 75%(69.7-79.38)
Boyle County 73%(58.26-83.48)
County Group 71%(64.45-76.41)
Bracken County 74%(59.67-84.2)
County Group 68%(59.37-76.22)
Breathitt County 67%(54.42-77.49)
County Group 73%(68.42-77.13)
Breckinridge County 57%(43.47-69.97)
County Group 66%(59.51-71.26)
Bullitt County 61%(51.28-70.74)
County Group 66%(58.64-72.47)
Butler County 78%(61.49-88.49)
County Group 70%(64.08-76.06)
Caldwell County 76%(58.55-87.09)
County Group 69%(63.99-74.36)
Calloway County 73%(65.23-79.11)
County Group 74%(69.78-77.7)
Campbell County 58%(50.24-65.29)
County Group 58%(50.24-65.29)
Carlisle County
County Group 74%(69.78-77.7)
Carroll County 61%(42.27-77.36)
County Group 67%(60.73-72.14)
Carter County 73%(65.56-79.67)
County Group 75%(69.17-80.36)
Casey County 75%(64.66-82.52)
County Group 73%(68.63-76.54)
Christian County 63%(55.88-70.1)
County Group 65%(58.52-71.21)
Clark County 82%(70.6-89.61)
County Group 69%(62.11-74.55)
Clay County 72%(59.52-82.08)
County Group 72%(67.97-75.61)
Clinton County 65%(51.33-76.95)
County Group 73%(68.63-76.54)
Crittenden County 71%(54.11-83.01)
County Group 69%(63.99-74.36)
Cumberland County 71%(55.13-82.77)
County Group 73%(68.63-76.54)
Daviess County 65%(59.53-70.13)
County Group 65%(59.53-70.13)
Edmonson County 73%(57.05-84.41)
County Group 70%(63.78-75.29)
Elliott County 77%(62.92-87.33)
County Group 74%(68.76-79.19)
Estill County
County Group 82%(73.41-88.01)
Fayette County 59%(53.93-63.89)
County Group 59%(53.93-63.89)
Fleming County 73%(63.14-80.86)
County Group 66%(55.09-75.85)
Floyd County 75%(68.35-80.59)
County Group 75%(68.35-80.59)
Franklin County 72%(59.27-81.48)
County Group 70%(63.56-76.24)
Fulton County
County Group 74%(69.78-77.7)
Gallatin County
County Group 68%(59.37-76.22)
Garrard County
County Group 71%(64.45-76.41)
Grant County 67%(52.73-79.21)
County Group 68%(59.37-76.22)
Graves County 73%(66.15-79.05)
County Group 74%(69.78-77.7)
Grayson County 70%(59.71-78.64)
County Group 70%(64.08-76.06)
Green County 68%(55.58-77.86)
County Group 73%(68.63-76.54)
Greenup County 74%(68.33-79.25)
County Group 74%(68.33-79.25)
Hancock County 66%(50.02-78.63)
County Group 66%(59.51-71.26)
Hardin County 72%(66.59-77.66)
County Group 72%(66.59-77.66)
Harlan County 75%(65.68-82.81)
County Group 72%(67.97-75.61)
Harrison County
County Group 66%(55.09-75.85)
Hart County 68%(54.69-78.34)
County Group 70%(64.08-76.06)
Henderson County 71%(63.22-77.35)
County Group 67%(60.46-73.37)
Henry County 81%(68.76-89.28)
County Group 67%(60.73-72.14)
Hickman County
County Group 74%(69.78-77.7)
Hopkins County 71%(64.96-77.13)
County Group 69%(63.3-74.57)
Jackson County 76%(65.35-84.64)
County Group 73%(68.42-77.13)
Jefferson County 66%(63.12-68.39)
County Group 66%(63.12-68.39)
Jessamine County 60%(45.28-73.77)
County Group 69%(62.11-74.55)
Johnson County 74%(65.42-80.38)
County Group 74%(68.96-79.23)
Kenton County 72%(66.47-76.71)
County Group 72%(66.47-76.71)
Knott County 79%(70.33-85.43)
County Group 76%(70.08-80.72)
Knox County 76%(67.12-83.44)
County Group 72%(67.97-75.61)
Larue County 66%(51.84-78.23)
County Group 71%(64.45-76.41)
Laurel County 75%(67.93-80.61)
County Group 75%(67.93-80.61)
Lawrence County 75%(66.45-82.54)
County Group 74%(68.96-79.23)
Lee County 69%(52.33-82.34)
County Group 73%(68.42-77.13)
Leslie County 76%(65.44-83.7)
County Group 73%(67.67-77.95)
Letcher County 73%(65.24-79.95)
County Group 76%(70.08-80.72)
Lewis County 80%(70.34-87.2)
County Group 75%(69.17-80.36)
Lincoln County 83%(67.72-92.03)
County Group 73%(68.63-76.54)
Livingston County 57%(37.52-74.48)
County Group 69%(63.99-74.36)
Logan County 72%(62.24-79.55)
County Group 73%(67.67-78.03)
Lyon County 79%(64.63-88.06)
County Group 69%(63.99-74.36)
Madison County 68%(57.59-76.11)
County Group 69%(62.11-74.55)
Magoffin County 74%(64.65-81.79)
County Group 73%(68.42-77.13)
Marion County 76%(66.26-84.35)
County Group 71%(64.45-76.41)
Marshall County 66%(57.87-73.92)
County Group 69%(63.99-74.36)
Martin County 76%(60.41-86.21)
County Group 74%(68.96-79.23)
Mason County 75%(64.83-82.8)
County Group 66%(55.09-75.85)
McCracken County 67%(60.66-72.18)
County Group 67%(60.66-72.18)
McCreary County 73%(62.72-81.69)
County Group 72%(67.97-75.61)
McLean County 66%(49.06-79.53)
County Group 69%(63.3-74.57)
Meade County 68%(57.66-76.26)
County Group 66%(59.51-71.26)
Menifee County 84%(70.74-91.94)
County Group 74%(68.76-79.19)
Mercer County
County Group 71%(64.45-76.41)
Metcalfe County 67%(50.91-79.99)
County Group 70%(64.08-76.06)
Monroe County 61%(41.89-76.8)
County Group 73%(68.63-76.54)
Montgomery County 77%(69.32-82.8)
County Group 82%(73.41-88.01)
Morgan County 71%(61.9-78.66)
County Group 74%(68.76-79.19)
Muhlenberg County 71%(63.01-77.65)
County Group 73%(67.67-78.03)
Nelson County 76%(68.1-82.77)
County Group 66%(58.64-72.47)
Nicholas County
County Group 66%(55.09-75.85)
Ohio County 69%(57.57-78.48)
County Group 66%(59.51-71.26)
Oldham County 56%(45.1-65.91)
County Group 67%(60.73-72.14)
Owen County 79%(62.9-88.85)
County Group 67%(60.73-72.14)
Owsley County 75%(60.84-85.61)
County Group 73%(68.42-77.13)
Pendleton County 63%(44.04-78.36)
County Group 68%(59.37-76.22)
Perry County 72%(65.26-77.66)
County Group 73%(67.67-77.95)
Pike County 72%(66.63-76.66)
County Group 72%(66.63-76.66)
Powell County
County Group 82%(73.41-88.01)
Pulaski County 73%(67.61-77.47)
County Group 73%(67.61-77.47)
Robertson County
County Group 66%(55.09-75.85)
Rockcastle County 71%(59.23-80.47)
County Group 73%(68.42-77.13)
Rowan County 66%(57.68-73.33)
County Group 66%(57.68-73.33)
Russell County 63%(49.59-75.15)
County Group 73%(68.63-76.54)
Scott County 68%(56.18-78.46)
County Group 70%(63.56-76.24)
Shelby County 63%(50.31-74.31)
County Group 67%(60.73-72.14)
Simpson County 82%(65.48-91.26)
County Group 73%(67.67-78.03)
Spencer County 66%(49.35-79.33)
County Group 66%(58.64-72.47)
Taylor County 73%(64.58-80.61)
County Group 73%(68.63-76.54)
Todd County 74%(59.35-84.05)
County Group 65%(58.52-71.21)
Trigg County 72%(59.22-81.8)
County Group 69%(63.99-74.36)
Trimble County
County Group 67%(60.73-72.14)
Union County 59%(45.6-71.26)
County Group 67%(60.46-73.37)
Warren County 66%(60.84-71.04)
County Group 66%(60.84-71.04)
Washington County 74%(55.4-86.75)
County Group 71%(64.45-76.41)
Wayne County 74%(64.23-82.08)
County Group 73%(68.63-76.54)
Webster County 66%(51.62-78.57)
County Group 69%(63.3-74.57)
Whitley County 65%(56.03-72.78)
County Group 72%(67.97-75.61)
Wolfe County 80%(69.55-87.38)
County Group 73%(68.42-77.13)
Woodford County 65%(47.62-78.98)
County Group 70%(63.56-76.24)

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.