Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Obesity (percent adults)

2015-2017

State Percent
Kentucky County 34%(33.4-35.3)
County Group 34%(33.4-35.3)
County Percent
Adair County 40%(30.29-50.9)
County Group 41%(36.01-45.45)
Allen County 39%(27.69-51.66)
County Group 36%(30.12-42.02)
Anderson County 42%(27.62-57.36)
County Group 35%(29.11-42.16)
Ballard County 45%(32.86-57.35)
County Group 36%(31.29-40.19)
Barren County 34%(27.01-42.67)
County Group 36%(30.12-42.02)
Bath County 46%(34.42-57.87)
County Group 41%(35.27-47.65)
Bell County 41%(31.07-51.61)
County Group 36%(32.3-40.39)
Boone County 37%(30.82-42.91)
County Group 37%(30.82-42.91)
Bourbon County
County Group 40%(33.79-46.35)
Boyd County 41%(35.42-46.42)
County Group 41%(35.42-46.42)
Boyle County 25%(13.95-41.51)
County Group 33%(27.55-39.92)
Bracken County 31%(19.4-44.64)
County Group 36%(27.47-45.44)
Breathitt County 33%(24.38-43.02)
County Group 38%(33.75-43.1)
Breckinridge County 15%(9.56-23.75)
County Group 31%(25.68-36.71)
Bullitt County 28%(20.7-35.96)
County Group 32%(26.33-37.95)
Butler County 34%(22.08-48.73)
County Group 34%(28.74-40.62)
Caldwell County 30%(18.6-45.33)
County Group 33%(28.26-37.81)
Calloway County 35%(27.95-43.53)
County Group 36%(31.29-40.19)
Campbell County 31%(25.01-37.83)
County Group 31%(25.01-37.83)
Carlisle County
County Group 36%(31.29-40.19)
Carroll County 35%(19.11-54.95)
County Group 30%(24.44-35.75)
Carter County 42%(33.49-50.38)
County Group 43%(36.45-50.18)
Casey County 30%(21.03-40.36)
County Group 41%(36.01-45.45)
Christian County 32%(26.35-38.61)
County Group 33%(27.46-38.8)
Clark County 44%(31.81-56.96)
County Group 40%(33.79-46.35)
Clay County 38%(26.77-50.07)
County Group 36%(32.3-40.39)
Clinton County 40%(27.47-54.46)
County Group 41%(36.01-45.45)
Crittenden County 40%(25.75-55.2)
County Group 33%(28.26-37.81)
Cumberland County 40%(25.83-56.37)
County Group 41%(36.01-45.45)
Daviess County 29%(24.19-33.5)
County Group 29%(24.19-33.5)
Edmonson County 35%(23.53-49.59)
County Group 36%(30.12-42.02)
Elliott County 48%(31.56-65.31)
County Group 41%(35.27-47.65)
Estill County
County Group 47%(36.06-57.58)
Fayette County 27%(23.05-31.6)
County Group 27%(23.05-31.6)
Fleming County 34%(25.24-43.5)
County Group 33%(24.94-42.94)
Floyd County 43%(36.16-50.56)
County Group 43%(36.16-50.56)
Franklin County 35%(24.17-47.3)
County Group 35%(29.11-42.16)
Fulton County
County Group 36%(31.29-40.19)
Gallatin County
County Group 36%(27.47-45.44)
Garrard County
County Group 33%(27.55-39.92)
Grant County 40%(25.74-55.36)
County Group 36%(27.47-45.44)
Graves County 35%(28.77-42.67)
County Group 36%(31.29-40.19)
Grayson County 38%(28.47-47.95)
County Group 34%(28.74-40.62)
Green County 34%(23.67-45.55)
County Group 41%(36.01-45.45)
Greenup County 40%(33.55-45.84)
County Group 40%(33.55-45.84)
Hancock County 32%(20.46-46.65)
County Group 31%(25.68-36.71)
Hardin County 40%(34.1-45.22)
County Group 40%(34.1-45.22)
Harlan County 35%(25.89-45.4)
County Group 36%(32.3-40.39)
Harrison County
County Group 33%(24.94-42.94)
Hart County 28%(18.82-38.37)
County Group 34%(28.74-40.62)
Henderson County 34%(27.08-42.62)
County Group 31%(25.12-37.61)
Henry County 35%(21.31-51.83)
County Group 30%(24.44-35.75)
Hickman County
County Group 36%(31.29-40.19)
Hopkins County 36%(29.47-42.97)
County Group 36%(30.12-41.46)
Jackson County 39%(27.22-51.18)
County Group 38%(33.75-43.1)
Jefferson County 32%(29.91-35.12)
County Group 32%(29.91-35.12)
Jessamine County 35%(23.28-49.01)
County Group 40%(33.79-46.35)
Johnson County 48%(40.05-55.96)
County Group 47%(41.77-53.22)
Kenton County 34%(28.58-39.24)
County Group 34%(28.58-39.24)
Knott County 44%(35.33-53.59)
County Group 41%(34.96-46.73)
Knox County 42%(32.63-52.82)
County Group 36%(32.3-40.39)
Larue County 38%(26.15-52.23)
County Group 33%(27.55-39.92)
Laurel County 41%(33.66-49.14)
County Group 41%(33.66-49.14)
Lawrence County 43%(34.59-52.71)
County Group 47%(41.77-53.22)
Lee County 46%(31.97-60.03)
County Group 38%(33.75-43.1)
Leslie County 50%(39.51-59.81)
County Group 46%(40.62-51.98)
Letcher County 38%(30.5-45.53)
County Group 41%(34.96-46.73)
Lewis County 47%(35.64-58.41)
County Group 43%(36.45-50.18)
Lincoln County 53%(34.97-69.73)
County Group 41%(36.01-45.45)
Livingston County 29%(17.32-43.86)
County Group 33%(28.26-37.81)
Logan County 42%(32.82-52.04)
County Group 41%(35.15-46.73)
Lyon County 17%(8.58-31.16)
County Group 33%(28.26-37.81)
Madison County 43%(33.43-52.62)
County Group 40%(33.79-46.35)
Magoffin County 39%(29.47-48.74)
County Group 38%(33.75-43.1)
Marion County 40%(30.19-51.29)
County Group 33%(27.55-39.92)
Marshall County 39%(31.48-47.62)
County Group 33%(28.26-37.81)
Martin County 56%(39.28-71.21)
County Group 47%(41.77-53.22)
Mason County 36%(26.3-46.92)
County Group 33%(24.94-42.94)
McCracken County 30%(24.01-35.68)
County Group 30%(24.01-35.68)
McCreary County 36%(26.51-46.74)
County Group 36%(32.3-40.39)
McLean County 27%(16.48-41.27)
County Group 36%(30.12-41.46)
Meade County 36%(26.65-45.86)
County Group 31%(25.68-36.71)
Menifee County 41%(27.88-55.14)
County Group 41%(35.27-47.65)
Mercer County
County Group 33%(27.55-39.92)
Metcalfe County 37%(23.48-53.26)
County Group 34%(28.74-40.62)
Monroe County 42%(26.68-59.01)
County Group 41%(36.01-45.45)
Montgomery County 37%(28.66-45.75)
County Group 47%(36.06-57.58)
Morgan County 36%(27.08-45)
County Group 41%(35.27-47.65)
Muhlenberg County 37%(29.72-45.53)
County Group 41%(35.15-46.73)
Nelson County 40%(31.16-49.03)
County Group 32%(26.33-37.95)
Nicholas County
County Group 33%(24.94-42.94)
Ohio County 36%(25.33-47.64)
County Group 31%(25.68-36.71)
Oldham County 17%(11.14-24.98)
County Group 30%(24.44-35.75)
Owen County 42%(26.94-58.55)
County Group 30%(24.44-35.75)
Owsley County 55%(39.98-68.68)
County Group 38%(33.75-43.1)
Pendleton County 35%(20.27-53.37)
County Group 36%(27.47-45.44)
Perry County 45%(37.95-51.52)
County Group 46%(40.62-51.98)
Pike County 39%(34-44.53)
County Group 39%(34-44.53)
Powell County
County Group 47%(36.06-57.58)
Pulaski County 40%(34.33-45.38)
County Group 40%(34.33-45.38)
Robertson County
County Group 33%(24.94-42.94)
Rockcastle County 35%(24.58-46.55)
County Group 38%(33.75-43.1)
Rowan County 37%(29.69-45.06)
County Group 37%(29.69-45.06)
Russell County 31%(20.94-42.98)
County Group 41%(36.01-45.45)
Scott County 36%(25.41-49.19)
County Group 35%(29.11-42.16)
Shelby County 24%(15.25-36.28)
County Group 30%(24.44-35.75)
Simpson County 46%(31.96-60.42)
County Group 41%(35.15-46.73)
Spencer County 39%(24.67-54.73)
County Group 32%(26.33-37.95)
Taylor County 42%(33.1-51.64)
County Group 41%(36.01-45.45)
Todd County 36%(23.15-51.4)
County Group 33%(27.46-38.8)
Trigg County 30%(21.11-41.33)
County Group 33%(28.26-37.81)
Trimble County
County Group 30%(24.44-35.75)
Union County 23%(14.93-34.02)
County Group 31%(25.12-37.61)
Warren County 27%(22.9-31.86)
County Group 27%(22.9-31.86)
Washington County 28%(15.82-43.95)
County Group 33%(27.55-39.92)
Wayne County 48%(37.01-58.65)
County Group 41%(36.01-45.45)
Webster County 41%(28.04-54.58)
County Group 36%(30.12-41.46)
Whitley County 29%(22.6-37.17)
County Group 36%(32.3-40.39)
Wolfe County 39%(26.41-53.75)
County Group 38%(33.75-43.1)
Woodford County 27%(16.4-41.76)
County Group 35%(29.11-42.16)

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.