Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Obesity (percent adults)

2016-2018

State Percent
Kentucky County 35%(34.1-36.0)
County Group 35%(34.1-36.0)
County Percent
Adair County 37%(27.73-48.12)
County Group 40%(35.36-44.56)
Allen County 41%(29.56-54.29)
County Group 41%(34.34-47.27)
Anderson County 44%(29.6-59.73)
County Group 36%(29.44-42.31)
Ballard County 45%(32.97-58.34)
County Group 36%(32.07-40.72)
Barren County 36%(28.37-44.43)
County Group 41%(34.34-47.27)
Bath County 48%(36.85-59.78)
County Group 44%(37.13-51.04)
Bell County 47%(35.7-57.99)
County Group 40%(35.28-44.23)
Boone County 37%(31.67-43.32)
County Group 37%(31.67-43.32)
Bourbon County 39%(23.43-57.43)
County Group 39%(32.81-45.77)
Boyd County 40%(34.66-45.28)
County Group 40%(34.66-45.28)
Boyle County 21%(10.41-36.95)
County Group 32%(26.51-38.98)
Bracken County 36%(24.36-50.18)
County Group 36%(27.66-44.56)
Breathitt County 36%(27.04-46.29)
County Group 42%(36.8-47.37)
Breckinridge County 24%(15.16-36.05)
County Group 31%(25.78-36.45)
Bullitt County 32%(24.52-41.57)
County Group 34%(28.17-40.35)
Butler County 39%(26.62-53.54)
County Group 39%(32.87-45.53)
Caldwell County 32%(20.59-45.52)
County Group 37%(32.15-41.81)
Calloway County 38%(30.27-45.5)
County Group 36%(32.07-40.72)
Campbell County 35%(28.78-42.04)
County Group 35%(28.78-42.04)
Carlisle County
County Group 36%(32.07-40.72)
Carroll County 29%(15.36-47.06)
County Group 29%(24.05-34.69)
Carter County 42%(34.5-50.81)
County Group 42%(35.55-49.2)
Casey County 26%(17.52-37.81)
County Group 40%(35.36-44.56)
Christian County 35%(28.44-41.19)
County Group 34%(28.41-39.86)
Clark County 40%(27.75-53.91)
County Group 39%(32.81-45.77)
Clay County 38%(26.99-50.8)
County Group 40%(35.28-44.23)
Clinton County 44%(30.56-58.82)
County Group 40%(35.36-44.56)
Crittenden County 51%(34.05-66.85)
County Group 37%(32.15-41.81)
Cumberland County
County Group 40%(35.36-44.56)
Daviess County 27%(23.08-32.2)
County Group 27%(23.08-32.2)
Edmonson County 50%(34.85-64.44)
County Group 41%(34.34-47.27)
Elliott County 43%(27.34-59.59)
County Group 44%(37.13-51.04)
Estill County
County Group 41%(31.98-51.29)
Fayette County 29%(24.72-33.05)
County Group 29%(24.72-33.05)
Fleming County 37%(29.38-46.09)
County Group 34%(26.31-42.92)
Floyd County 46%(38.35-53.92)
County Group 46%(38.35-53.92)
Franklin County 35%(24.49-47.8)
County Group 36%(29.44-42.31)
Fulton County
County Group 36%(32.07-40.72)
Gallatin County
County Group 36%(27.66-44.56)
Garrard County 24%(12.25-41.2)
County Group 32%(26.51-38.98)
Grant County 35%(22.55-50.6)
County Group 36%(27.66-44.56)
Graves County 35%(28.24-41.82)
County Group 36%(32.07-40.72)
Grayson County 49%(38.63-58.54)
County Group 39%(32.87-45.53)
Green County 39%(27.58-52.74)
County Group 40%(35.36-44.56)
Greenup County 42%(36.14-49.06)
County Group 42%(36.14-49.06)
Hancock County 34%(23.06-47.33)
County Group 31%(25.78-36.45)
Hardin County 40%(34.21-45.16)
County Group 40%(34.21-45.16)
Harlan County 45%(34.89-56.24)
County Group 40%(35.28-44.23)
Harrison County
County Group 34%(26.31-42.92)
Hart County 28%(17.83-42.05)
County Group 39%(32.87-45.53)
Henderson County 38%(30.59-45.61)
County Group 37%(30.72-43.32)
Henry County 45%(28.51-62.37)
County Group 29%(24.05-34.69)
Hickman County
County Group 36%(32.07-40.72)
Hopkins County 39%(32.85-44.95)
County Group 38%(32.53-43.02)
Jackson County 45%(31.65-58.98)
County Group 42%(36.8-47.37)
Jefferson County 31%(28.23-33.71)
County Group 31%(28.23-33.71)
Jessamine County 33%(22.13-46.82)
County Group 39%(32.81-45.77)
Johnson County 43%(35.11-51.82)
County Group 48%(41.78-53.69)
Kenton County 37%(31.36-42.37)
County Group 37%(31.36-42.37)
Knott County 44%(34.86-52.79)
County Group 40%(34.67-46.54)
Knox County 38%(28.5-49.48)
County Group 40%(35.28-44.23)
Larue County 44%(32.53-55.48)
County Group 32%(26.51-38.98)
Laurel County 39%(31.98-46.11)
County Group 39%(31.98-46.11)
Lawrence County 45%(36.32-54.78)
County Group 48%(41.78-53.69)
Lee County 44%(30.76-59.04)
County Group 42%(36.8-47.37)
Leslie County 52%(41.14-62.79)
County Group 49%(42.79-54.85)
Letcher County 38%(30.24-45.99)
County Group 40%(34.67-46.54)
Lewis County 42%(29.92-54.55)
County Group 42%(35.55-49.2)
Lincoln County 43%(26.57-61.11)
County Group 40%(35.36-44.56)
Livingston County 43%(30.28-56.59)
County Group 37%(32.15-41.81)
Logan County 38%(28.07-48.2)
County Group 39%(33.46-44.95)
Lyon County 27%(15.77-41.71)
County Group 37%(32.15-41.81)
Madison County 41%(31.07-51.37)
County Group 39%(32.81-45.77)
Magoffin County 41%(30.46-52.42)
County Group 42%(36.8-47.37)
Marion County 45%(33.79-56.92)
County Group 32%(26.51-38.98)
Marshall County 36%(28.19-43.6)
County Group 37%(32.15-41.81)
Martin County 65%(50.29-77.92)
County Group 48%(41.78-53.69)
Mason County 40%(30.66-51.08)
County Group 34%(26.31-42.92)
McCracken County 31%(25.72-37.59)
County Group 31%(25.72-37.59)
McCreary County 32%(22.36-43.74)
County Group 40%(35.28-44.23)
McLean County 28%(17.86-41.88)
County Group 38%(32.53-43.02)
Meade County 31%(22.15-40.41)
County Group 31%(25.78-36.45)
Menifee County 53%(35.72-68.81)
County Group 44%(37.13-51.04)
Mercer County
County Group 32%(26.51-38.98)
Metcalfe County 35%(22.12-50.75)
County Group 39%(32.87-45.53)
Monroe County 39%(24.77-56.09)
County Group 40%(35.36-44.56)
Montgomery County 40%(31.33-48.41)
County Group 41%(31.98-51.29)
Morgan County 37%(27.59-48.06)
County Group 44%(37.13-51.04)
Muhlenberg County 37%(30.01-45.41)
County Group 39%(33.46-44.95)
Nelson County 36%(28.45-44.55)
County Group 34%(28.17-40.35)
Nicholas County
County Group 34%(26.31-42.92)
Ohio County 35%(24.91-45.78)
County Group 31%(25.78-36.45)
Oldham County 22%(14.96-30.73)
County Group 29%(24.05-34.69)
Owen County 40%(25.13-57.4)
County Group 29%(24.05-34.69)
Owsley County 56%(41.7-69.51)
County Group 42%(36.8-47.37)
Pendleton County
County Group 36%(27.66-44.56)
Perry County 47%(40.27-54.74)
County Group 49%(42.79-54.85)
Pike County 39%(33.36-45.19)
County Group 39%(33.36-45.19)
Powell County
County Group 41%(31.98-51.29)
Pulaski County 41%(35.56-46.17)
County Group 41%(35.56-46.17)
Robertson County
County Group 34%(26.31-42.92)
Rockcastle County 40%(27.84-53.94)
County Group 42%(36.8-47.37)
Rowan County 36%(28.79-44.66)
County Group 36%(28.79-44.66)
Russell County 32%(23.4-41.4)
County Group 40%(35.36-44.56)
Scott County 36%(25.07-47.77)
County Group 36%(29.44-42.31)
Shelby County 24%(15.41-34.23)
County Group 29%(24.05-34.69)
Simpson County 44%(31.38-56.89)
County Group 39%(33.46-44.95)
Spencer County 36%(19.86-55.74)
County Group 34%(28.17-40.35)
Taylor County 45%(34.8-56.38)
County Group 40%(35.36-44.56)
Todd County 31%(20.03-44.97)
County Group 34%(28.41-39.86)
Trigg County 38%(27.88-49.55)
County Group 37%(32.15-41.81)
Trimble County
County Group 29%(24.05-34.69)
Union County 34%(23.76-45.99)
County Group 37%(30.72-43.32)
Warren County 28%(23.27-32.19)
County Group 28%(23.27-32.19)
Washington County 35%(20.42-53.57)
County Group 32%(26.51-38.98)
Wayne County 52%(41.37-62.47)
County Group 40%(35.36-44.56)
Webster County 42%(28.79-56.59)
County Group 38%(32.53-43.02)
Whitley County 37%(28.32-46.62)
County Group 40%(35.28-44.23)
Wolfe County 41%(27.67-56.68)
County Group 42%(36.8-47.37)
Woodford County 27%(15.97-40.75)
County Group 36%(29.44-42.31)

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.