Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Obesity (percent adults)

2014-2016

State Percent
Kentucky County 33%(32.5-34.3)
County Group 33%(32.5-34.3)
County Percent
Adair County 40%(29.21-51.17)
County Group 39%(34.76-44.3)
Allen County 38%(26.51-51.91)
County Group 33%(26.81-39.07)
Anderson County 39%(25-54.48)
County Group 32%(25.99-38.31)
Ballard County 41%(29.5-53.94)
County Group 34%(29.44-38.62)
Barren County 32%(25.03-40.9)
County Group 33%(26.81-39.07)
Bath County 38%(28.51-48.78)
County Group 35%(30.24-40.92)
Bell County 39%(29.11-49.4)
County Group 36%(32.17-40.18)
Boone County 35%(29.68-40.91)
County Group 35%(29.68-40.91)
Bourbon County
County Group 36%(30.29-41.91)
Boyd County 42%(35.63-47.74)
County Group 42%(35.63-47.74)
Boyle County 33%(20.33-49.67)
County Group 34%(28.47-40.37)
Bracken County 31%(20.95-42.67)
County Group 37%(29.49-45.56)
Breathitt County 30%(22.35-38.5)
County Group 37%(32.03-41.26)
Breckinridge County 19%(12.29-27.25)
County Group 30%(24.83-36.15)
Bullitt County 31%(24.05-39.91)
County Group 32%(26.72-38.12)
Butler County 26%(15.9-39.29)
County Group 30%(25.08-36.18)
Caldwell County 30%(18.4-45.47)
County Group 30%(25.92-35.25)
Calloway County 31%(23.54-38.67)
County Group 34%(29.44-38.62)
Campbell County 27%(21.83-33.1)
County Group 27%(21.83-33.1)
Carlisle County 21%(10.89-37.64)
County Group 34%(29.44-38.62)
Carroll County 29%(14.3-50.65)
County Group 29%(24.27-34.87)
Carter County 46%(38.35-54.03)
County Group 48%(41.56-53.8)
Casey County 39%(29.03-49.92)
County Group 39%(34.76-44.3)
Christian County 35%(27.87-42.85)
County Group 35%(28.49-41.78)
Clark County 36%(24.6-48.92)
County Group 36%(30.29-41.91)
Clay County 44%(31.62-56.7)
County Group 36%(32.17-40.18)
Clinton County 40%(27.81-54.46)
County Group 39%(34.76-44.3)
Crittenden County 32%(18.57-49.66)
County Group 30%(25.92-35.25)
Cumberland County 42%(26.93-58.16)
County Group 39%(34.76-44.3)
Daviess County 29%(24.67-34.76)
County Group 29%(24.67-34.76)
Edmonson County 26%(15-40.18)
County Group 33%(26.81-39.07)
Elliott County 37%(25.12-51.5)
County Group 35%(30.24-40.92)
Estill County
County Group 47%(36.8-58.23)
Fayette County 26%(22.02-30.03)
County Group 26%(22.02-30.03)
Fleming County 35%(26.98-44.43)
County Group 34%(26.15-43.37)
Floyd County 41%(34.51-48.66)
County Group 41%(34.51-48.66)
Franklin County 28%(19.85-38.97)
County Group 32%(25.99-38.31)
Fulton County
County Group 34%(29.44-38.62)
Gallatin County
County Group 37%(29.49-45.56)
Garrard County 31%(18.43-46.38)
County Group 34%(28.47-40.37)
Grant County 41%(28.29-54.9)
County Group 37%(29.49-45.56)
Graves County 36%(28.87-44.03)
County Group 34%(29.44-38.62)
Grayson County 33%(24.04-42.63)
County Group 30%(25.08-36.18)
Green County 36%(23.41-51.18)
County Group 39%(34.76-44.3)
Greenup County 36%(30.54-42.06)
County Group 36%(30.54-42.06)
Hancock County 47%(30.11-64.76)
County Group 30%(24.83-36.15)
Hardin County 36%(30.86-41.84)
County Group 36%(30.86-41.84)
Harlan County 33%(25.19-42.14)
County Group 36%(32.17-40.18)
Harrison County 34%(18.96-52.81)
County Group 34%(26.15-43.37)
Hart County 31%(22.59-41.76)
County Group 30%(25.08-36.18)
Henderson County 35%(27.9-43.83)
County Group 32%(26.04-38.91)
Henry County 31%(20.17-45.02)
County Group 29%(24.27-34.87)
Hickman County
County Group 34%(29.44-38.62)
Hopkins County 34%(27.15-41.43)
County Group 35%(29.23-41.55)
Jackson County 38%(25.71-51.6)
County Group 37%(32.03-41.26)
Jefferson County 32%(29.81-34.62)
County Group 32%(29.81-34.62)
Jessamine County 32%(21.56-44.19)
County Group 36%(30.29-41.91)
Johnson County 50%(42.56-58.23)
County Group 47%(41.69-53.25)
Kenton County 33%(28.53-38.43)
County Group 33%(28.53-38.43)
Knott County 43%(33.85-52.44)
County Group 40%(34.32-46.3)
Knox County 36%(26.52-45.64)
County Group 36%(32.17-40.18)
Larue County 35%(23.26-49.99)
County Group 34%(28.47-40.37)
Laurel County 44%(36.88-51.57)
County Group 44%(36.88-51.57)
Lawrence County 42%(32.31-52.06)
County Group 47%(41.69-53.25)
Lee County 41%(28.95-54.99)
County Group 37%(32.03-41.26)
Leslie County 48%(38.34-56.9)
County Group 45%(39.74-50.48)
Letcher County 38%(30.49-45.55)
County Group 40%(34.32-46.3)
Lewis County 51%(42.09-60.05)
County Group 48%(41.56-53.8)
Lincoln County 51%(32.02-69.12)
County Group 39%(34.76-44.3)
Livingston County 20%(12.12-32.23)
County Group 30%(25.92-35.25)
Logan County 42%(32.01-52.64)
County Group 40%(33.84-45.68)
Lyon County 14%(6.97-25.47)
County Group 30%(25.92-35.25)
Madison County 39%(30.85-48.34)
County Group 36%(30.29-41.91)
Magoffin County 39%(30.01-49.23)
County Group 37%(32.03-41.26)
Marion County 38%(27.72-49.1)
County Group 34%(28.47-40.37)
Marshall County 40%(31.79-47.9)
County Group 30%(25.92-35.25)
Martin County 49%(33.97-64.29)
County Group 47%(41.69-53.25)
Mason County 30%(20.7-40.89)
County Group 34%(26.15-43.37)
McCracken County 28%(22.64-33.34)
County Group 28%(22.64-33.34)
McCreary County 38%(27.84-48.27)
County Group 36%(32.17-40.18)
McLean County 32%(18.04-51.08)
County Group 35%(29.23-41.55)
Meade County 34%(25.35-44.65)
County Group 30%(24.83-36.15)
Menifee County 29%(18.75-41)
County Group 35%(30.24-40.92)
Mercer County 37%(23.45-53.65)
County Group 34%(28.47-40.37)
Metcalfe County 28%(15.34-44.56)
County Group 30%(25.08-36.18)
Monroe County 38%(23.34-55.15)
County Group 39%(34.76-44.3)
Montgomery County 39%(30.57-47.37)
County Group 47%(36.8-58.23)
Morgan County 35%(27.2-44.2)
County Group 35%(30.24-40.92)
Muhlenberg County 37%(29.52-45.44)
County Group 40%(33.84-45.68)
Nelson County 33%(25.06-42.47)
County Group 32%(26.72-38.12)
Nicholas County
County Group 34%(26.15-43.37)
Ohio County 29%(18.76-40.86)
County Group 30%(24.83-36.15)
Oldham County 20%(14.36-27.7)
County Group 29%(24.27-34.87)
Owen County 33%(18.9-52.02)
County Group 29%(24.27-34.87)
Owsley County 43%(28.62-57.7)
County Group 37%(32.03-41.26)
Pendleton County 34%(21.17-49.25)
County Group 37%(29.49-45.56)
Perry County 44%(37.27-50.34)
County Group 45%(39.74-50.48)
Pike County 39%(34.27-44.16)
County Group 39%(34.27-44.16)
Powell County
County Group 47%(36.8-58.23)
Pulaski County 36%(30.16-41.63)
County Group 36%(30.16-41.63)
Robertson County
County Group 34%(26.15-43.37)
Rockcastle County 34%(24.18-45.37)
County Group 37%(32.03-41.26)
Rowan County 35%(27.97-42.14)
County Group 35%(27.97-42.14)
Russell County 28%(18.14-39.43)
County Group 39%(34.76-44.3)
Scott County 37%(25.4-49.85)
County Group 32%(25.99-38.31)
Shelby County 30%(20.38-42.27)
County Group 29%(24.27-34.87)
Simpson County 41%(27.32-55.87)
County Group 40%(33.84-45.68)
Spencer County 33%(20.15-50.07)
County Group 32%(26.72-38.12)
Taylor County 34%(25.87-43.79)
County Group 39%(34.76-44.3)
Todd County 34%(21.75-49.23)
County Group 35%(28.49-41.78)
Trigg County 29%(19.75-40.1)
County Group 30%(25.92-35.25)
Trimble County 49%(27.33-71.55)
County Group 29%(24.27-34.87)
Union County 25%(15.89-36.05)
County Group 32%(26.04-38.91)
Warren County 28%(23.77-33.28)
County Group 28%(23.77-33.28)
Washington County 28%(16.1-44.26)
County Group 34%(28.47-40.37)
Wayne County 45%(35.64-55.61)
County Group 39%(34.76-44.3)
Webster County 40%(26.34-54.56)
County Group 35%(29.23-41.55)
Whitley County 32%(24.7-40.37)
County Group 36%(32.17-40.18)
Wolfe County 40%(26.84-54.08)
County Group 37%(32.03-41.26)
Woodford County 23%(13.59-35.5)
County Group 32%(25.99-38.31)

Notes on this indicator: The percentage of adults estimated to be obese, defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. 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.