Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Obesity (percent adults)

2017-2019

State Percent
Kentucky County 36%(34.8-36.8)
County Group 36%(34.8-36.8)
Area Development District Percent
Barren River Area Development District 36%(32.71-39.05)
Big Sandy Area Development District 44%(39.99-48.23)
Bluegrass Area Development District 35%(32.11-37.86)
Buffalo Trace Area Development District 39%(34.04-44.45)
Cumberland Valley Area Development District 41%(37.08-44.48)
FIVCO Area Development District 42%(37.96-45.21)
Gateway Area Development District 40%(35.69-45.27)
Green River Area Development District 34%(30.52-36.63)
Kentucky River Area Development District 44%(40.58-48.39)
KIPDA Area Development District 32%(28.85-34.57)
Lake Cumberland Area Development District 39%(35.69-42.09)
Lincoln Trail Area Development District 38%(34.94-41.54)
Northern Kentucky Area Development District 34%(31.35-37.61)
Pennyrile Area Development District 39%(35.68-42.18)
Purchase Area Development District 36%(32.85-39.17)
County Percent
Adair County 36%(27.08-46.87)
County Group 40%(35.47-44.37)
Allen County 46%(33.05-58.78)
County Group 46%(39.11-52.38)
Anderson County 49%(32.59-66.04)
County Group 37%(30.13-43.71)
Ballard County 44%(30.98-57.03)
County Group 37%(33.11-41.78)
Barren County 41%(32.87-49.25)
County Group 46%(39.11-52.38)
Bath County 49%(37.63-60.9)
County Group 44%(37.4-51.5)
Bell County 47%(36.29-58.14)
County Group 42%(37.53-46.52)
Boone County 34%(28.51-40.41)
County Group 34%(28.51-40.41)
Bourbon County 42%(26.42-59.46)
County Group 40%(34.2-46.66)
Boyd County 42%(36.58-47.41)
County Group 42%(36.58-47.41)
Boyle County 24%(12.06-41.14)
County Group 33%(27-39.37)
Bracken County 42%(30.13-55.47)
County Group 35%(27.24-42.71)
Breathitt County 41%(30.63-52.86)
County Group 43%(37.53-48.32)
Breckinridge County 35%(23.48-47.55)
County Group 33%(27.71-38.14)
Bullitt County 33%(24.23-44.16)
County Group 33%(26.98-40.38)
Butler County 39%(26.33-54.36)
County Group 42%(35.77-49.09)
Caldwell County 35%(25.19-46.94)
County Group 41%(35.94-45.3)
Calloway County 41%(33.64-49.24)
County Group 37%(33.11-41.78)
Campbell County 36%(29.15-42.68)
County Group 36%(29.15-42.68)
Carlisle County
County Group 37%(33.11-41.78)
Carroll County
County Group 31%(25.27-38.34)
Carter County 43%(34.37-51.4)
County Group 41%(34.3-48.31)
Casey County 23%(12.62-37.74)
County Group 40%(35.47-44.37)
Christian County 35%(28.73-41.45)
County Group 34%(28.53-40.08)
Clark County 39%(27.69-52.22)
County Group 40%(34.2-46.66)
Clay County 31%(20.7-44.73)
County Group 42%(37.53-46.52)
Clinton County 41%(27.65-55.71)
County Group 40%(35.47-44.37)
Crittenden County 53%(36.66-67.87)
County Group 41%(35.94-45.3)
Cumberland County
County Group 40%(35.47-44.37)
Daviess County 29%(25.26-33.95)
County Group 29%(25.26-33.95)
Edmonson County 58%(41.96-72.35)
County Group 46%(39.11-52.38)
Elliott County 38%(22.86-55.39)
County Group 44%(37.4-51.5)
Estill County
County Group 39%(29.93-49.13)
Fayette County 31%(27.15-35.9)
County Group 31%(27.15-35.9)
Fleming County 32%(24.72-40.92)
County Group 38%(29.73-46.37)
Floyd County 44%(36.43-52.63)
County Group 44%(36.43-52.63)
Franklin County 39%(26.72-52.32)
County Group 37%(30.13-43.71)
Fulton County
County Group 37%(33.11-41.78)
Gallatin County
County Group 35%(27.24-42.71)
Garrard County
County Group 33%(27-39.37)
Grant County 32%(21.26-45.52)
County Group 35%(27.24-42.71)
Graves County 34%(27.72-40.86)
County Group 37%(33.11-41.78)
Grayson County 52%(41.44-62.66)
County Group 42%(35.77-49.09)
Green County 46%(32.83-59.67)
County Group 40%(35.47-44.37)
Greenup County 41%(34.07-47.91)
County Group 41%(34.07-47.91)
Hancock County 31%(20.48-42.99)
County Group 33%(27.71-38.14)
Hardin County 36%(31.05-41.44)
County Group 36%(31.05-41.44)
Harlan County 54%(43.22-64.81)
County Group 42%(37.53-46.52)
Harrison County 38%(21.99-56.26)
County Group 38%(29.73-46.37)
Hart County 32%(20.63-46.08)
County Group 42%(35.77-49.09)
Henderson County 39%(32.09-46.85)
County Group 38%(32.26-44.69)
Henry County
County Group 31%(25.27-38.34)
Hickman County
County Group 37%(33.11-41.78)
Hopkins County 42%(35.92-49.17)
County Group 40%(34.99-45.73)
Jackson County 45%(31.84-59.17)
County Group 43%(37.53-48.32)
Jefferson County 32%(28.59-35.15)
County Group 32%(28.59-35.15)
Jessamine County 37%(25.49-51.03)
County Group 40%(34.2-46.66)
Johnson County 40%(31.68-49.22)
County Group 45%(38.6-51.56)
Kenton County 34%(28.9-39.94)
County Group 34%(28.9-39.94)
Knott County 44%(34.41-54.52)
County Group 44%(36.99-50.26)
Knox County 41%(31.46-51.63)
County Group 42%(37.53-46.52)
Larue County 43%(31.8-55.38)
County Group 33%(27-39.37)
Laurel County 35%(28.09-41.7)
County Group 35%(28.09-41.7)
Lawrence County 42%(32.41-53.05)
County Group 45%(38.6-51.56)
Lee County 45%(32.7-56.96)
County Group 43%(37.53-48.32)
Leslie County 54%(40.55-66.07)
County Group 48%(41.39-54.74)
Letcher County 43%(34.49-51.56)
County Group 44%(36.99-50.26)
Lewis County 38%(27.04-51.02)
County Group 41%(34.3-48.31)
Lincoln County 40%(25.85-57.01)
County Group 40%(35.47-44.37)
Livingston County 43%(30.67-56.95)
County Group 41%(35.94-45.3)
Logan County 28%(20.13-37.56)
County Group 36%(30.7-41.52)
Lyon County 45%(30.56-59.8)
County Group 41%(35.94-45.3)
Madison County 42%(32.2-51.87)
County Group 40%(34.2-46.66)
Magoffin County 41%(30.17-53.64)
County Group 43%(37.53-48.32)
Marion County 41%(29.93-53.8)
County Group 33%(27-39.37)
Marshall County 37%(29.75-44.78)
County Group 41%(35.94-45.3)
Martin County 64%(48.55-77.25)
County Group 45%(38.6-51.56)
Mason County 48%(39.15-57.85)
County Group 38%(29.73-46.37)
McCracken County 33%(27.74-39.26)
County Group 33%(27.74-39.26)
McCreary County 37%(26.63-49.12)
County Group 42%(37.53-46.52)
McLean County 31%(20.56-43.79)
County Group 40%(34.99-45.73)
Meade County 30%(21.67-40.21)
County Group 33%(27.71-38.14)
Menifee County 59%(42.61-74.28)
County Group 44%(37.4-51.5)
Mercer County
County Group 33%(27-39.37)
Metcalfe County 40%(26.15-55.91)
County Group 42%(35.77-49.09)
Monroe County 38%(22.41-56.3)
County Group 40%(35.47-44.37)
Montgomery County 34%(25.82-42.24)
County Group 39%(29.93-49.13)
Morgan County 35%(25.59-46.64)
County Group 44%(37.4-51.5)
Muhlenberg County 38%(30.74-45.63)
County Group 36%(30.7-41.52)
Nelson County 37%(29.34-45.19)
County Group 33%(26.98-40.38)
Nicholas County
County Group 38%(29.73-46.37)
Ohio County 35%(26.82-44.64)
County Group 33%(27.71-38.14)
Oldham County 31%(20.42-43.31)
County Group 31%(25.27-38.34)
Owen County 33%(19.94-50.35)
County Group 31%(25.27-38.34)
Owsley County 39%(24.03-57.2)
County Group 43%(37.53-48.32)
Pendleton County
County Group 35%(27.24-42.71)
Perry County 46%(38.33-53.76)
County Group 48%(41.39-54.74)
Pike County 43%(36.54-49.69)
County Group 43%(36.54-49.69)
Powell County
County Group 39%(29.93-49.13)
Pulaski County 37%(32.55-42.73)
County Group 37%(32.55-42.73)
Robertson County
County Group 38%(29.73-46.37)
Rockcastle County 43%(30.7-56.9)
County Group 43%(37.53-48.32)
Rowan County 37%(29.48-45.92)
County Group 37%(29.48-45.92)
Russell County 42%(32.35-51.43)
County Group 40%(35.47-44.37)
Scott County 35%(25.18-46.69)
County Group 37%(30.13-43.71)
Shelby County 25%(14.53-38.99)
County Group 31%(25.27-38.34)
Simpson County 43%(31.43-55.89)
County Group 36%(30.7-41.52)
Spencer County
County Group 33%(26.98-40.38)
Taylor County 44%(33.14-54.65)
County Group 40%(35.47-44.37)
Todd County 32%(20.09-45.93)
County Group 34%(28.53-40.08)
Trigg County 43%(32.05-54.04)
County Group 41%(35.94-45.3)
Trimble County
County Group 31%(25.27-38.34)
Union County 36%(25.25-47.61)
County Group 38%(32.26-44.69)
Warren County 29%(24.83-33.83)
County Group 29%(24.83-33.83)
Washington County 39%(24.57-56.03)
County Group 33%(27-39.37)
Wayne County 50%(39-61.12)
County Group 40%(35.47-44.37)
Webster County 41%(29.33-54.77)
County Group 40%(34.99-45.73)
Whitley County 40%(30.68-49.3)
County Group 42%(37.53-46.52)
Wolfe County 41%(29-54.96)
County Group 43%(37.53-48.32)
Woodford County 22%(11.48-37.06)
County Group 37%(30.13-43.71)

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.