Health Outcomes Indicator

Less than Good Health (percent adults)

2016-2018

State Percent
Kentucky County 24%(23.0-24.6)
County Group 24%(23.0-24.6)
County Percent
Adair County 35%(25.79-45.01)
County Group 35%(30.57-39.29)
Allen County 31%(20.83-42.49)
County Group 29%(24.18-35.16)
Anderson County 17%(8.25-30.93)
County Group 14%(10.47-19.57)
Ballard County 21%(13.24-31.14)
County Group 23%(20.1-27.26)
Barren County 29%(22.37-37.17)
County Group 29%(24.18-35.16)
Bath County 34%(24.23-45.53)
County Group 36%(30.04-43.07)
Bell County 43%(32.67-53.85)
County Group 38%(33.28-42.03)
Boone County 16%(12.34-21.09)
County Group 16%(12.34-21.09)
Bourbon County 18%(8.26-35.01)
County Group 21%(15.56-26.64)
Boyd County 27%(22.6-32.29)
County Group 27%(22.6-32.29)
Boyle County 14%(6.66-26.74)
County Group 26%(20.69-32.19)
Bracken County 24%(14.26-36.42)
County Group 34%(26.25-43.36)
Breathitt County 40%(30.24-50.48)
County Group 39%(33.67-43.89)
Breckinridge County 17%(10.84-26.22)
County Group 24%(19.91-29.3)
Bullitt County 22%(14.77-30.78)
County Group 21%(16.13-26.94)
Butler County 27%(17.64-40.03)
County Group 34%(27.7-40.04)
Caldwell County 19%(11.67-30.41)
County Group 23%(19.31-27.55)
Calloway County 22%(16.32-29.14)
County Group 23%(20.1-27.26)
Campbell County 20%(14.57-27.86)
County Group 20%(14.57-27.86)
Carlisle County
County Group 23%(20.1-27.26)
Carroll County 19%(9.25-33.93)
County Group 15%(11.78-19.42)
Carter County 40%(32.52-48.36)
County Group 35%(29.18-41.99)
Casey County 39%(29.24-49.33)
County Group 35%(30.57-39.29)
Christian County 22%(16.75-28.12)
County Group 21%(16.54-26.48)
Clark County 19%(9.53-33.31)
County Group 21%(15.56-26.64)
Clay County 40%(27.68-53.32)
County Group 38%(33.28-42.03)
Clinton County 30%(18.12-45.45)
County Group 35%(30.57-39.29)
Crittenden County 27%(15.21-43.3)
County Group 23%(19.31-27.55)
Cumberland County
County Group 35%(30.57-39.29)
Daviess County 23%(19.1-27.86)
County Group 23%(19.1-27.86)
Edmonson County 28%(17.9-41.69)
County Group 29%(24.18-35.16)
Elliott County 48%(32.45-64.55)
County Group 36%(30.04-43.07)
Estill County
County Group 42%(32.33-51.31)
Fayette County 16%(12.8-19.58)
County Group 16%(12.8-19.58)
Fleming County 23%(16.21-30.49)
County Group 24%(16.51-33.66)
Floyd County 38%(30.69-45.3)
County Group 38%(30.69-45.3)
Franklin County 20%(11.58-31.59)
County Group 14%(10.47-19.57)
Fulton County
County Group 23%(20.1-27.26)
Gallatin County
County Group 34%(26.25-43.36)
Garrard County 20%(9.47-37.09)
County Group 26%(20.69-32.19)
Grant County 42%(28.35-56.03)
County Group 34%(26.25-43.36)
Graves County 26%(20.22-31.75)
County Group 23%(20.1-27.26)
Grayson County 32%(22.63-41.98)
County Group 34%(27.7-40.04)
Green County 27%(16.05-41.44)
County Group 35%(30.57-39.29)
Greenup County 29%(23.85-35.64)
County Group 29%(23.85-35.64)
Hancock County 21%(12.54-33.23)
County Group 24%(19.91-29.3)
Hardin County 25%(20.77-30.47)
County Group 25%(20.77-30.47)
Harlan County 37%(27.52-47.42)
County Group 38%(33.28-42.03)
Harrison County
County Group 24%(16.51-33.66)
Hart County 34%(23.45-47.4)
County Group 34%(27.7-40.04)
Henderson County 27%(21.22-34.59)
County Group 28%(22.44-33.84)
Henry County 18%(8.32-33.92)
County Group 15%(11.78-19.42)
Hickman County
County Group 23%(20.1-27.26)
Hopkins County 28%(23.02-33.76)
County Group 26%(22.15-31.12)
Jackson County 38%(25.93-52.03)
County Group 39%(33.67-43.89)
Jefferson County 21%(18.54-23.24)
County Group 21%(18.54-23.24)
Jessamine County 17%(9.48-28.55)
County Group 21%(15.56-26.64)
Johnson County 48%(39.63-55.83)
County Group 43%(37.4-48.81)
Kenton County 16%(12.75-20.92)
County Group 16%(12.75-20.92)
Knott County 42%(33.68-51.17)
County Group 37%(31.61-43.08)
Knox County 41%(30.71-51.87)
County Group 38%(33.28-42.03)
Larue County 21%(13.42-32.39)
County Group 26%(20.69-32.19)
Laurel County 29%(23.04-36.75)
County Group 29%(23.04-36.75)
Lawrence County 39%(30.65-48.59)
County Group 43%(37.4-48.81)
Lee County 32%(20.34-45.83)
County Group 39%(33.67-43.89)
Leslie County 31%(22.09-42.09)
County Group 32%(27.16-37.95)
Letcher County 33%(25.76-40.65)
County Group 37%(31.61-43.08)
Lewis County 24%(16.35-34.55)
County Group 35%(29.18-41.99)
Lincoln County 40%(24.32-58.86)
County Group 35%(30.57-39.29)
Livingston County 35%(22.8-48.74)
County Group 23%(19.31-27.55)
Logan County 25%(17.7-34.78)
County Group 23%(19.07-28.03)
Lyon County 27%(15.22-42.98)
County Group 23%(19.31-27.55)
Madison County 24%(15.74-33.64)
County Group 21%(15.56-26.64)
Magoffin County 49%(38.09-59.83)
County Group 39%(33.67-43.89)
Marion County 39%(28.11-51.35)
County Group 26%(20.69-32.19)
Marshall County 17%(11.82-24.71)
County Group 23%(19.31-27.55)
Martin County 37%(23.93-53.19)
County Group 43%(37.4-48.81)
Mason County 26%(18.04-36.13)
County Group 24%(16.51-33.66)
McCracken County 28%(22.57-34.86)
County Group 28%(22.57-34.86)
McCreary County 37%(26.34-48.85)
County Group 38%(33.28-42.03)
McLean County 19%(10.96-29.91)
County Group 26%(22.15-31.12)
Meade County 19%(12.75-28.05)
County Group 24%(19.91-29.3)
Menifee County 30%(18.47-44.4)
County Group 36%(30.04-43.07)
Mercer County
County Group 26%(20.69-32.19)
Metcalfe County 42%(27.22-58.74)
County Group 34%(27.7-40.04)
Monroe County 43%(29.35-58.67)
County Group 35%(30.57-39.29)
Montgomery County 33%(25.18-41.02)
County Group 42%(32.33-51.31)
Morgan County 34%(25.16-44.44)
County Group 36%(30.04-43.07)
Muhlenberg County 26%(20.14-32.92)
County Group 23%(19.07-28.03)
Nelson County 26%(18.91-33.97)
County Group 21%(16.13-26.94)
Nicholas County
County Group 24%(16.51-33.66)
Ohio County 36%(26.89-47.2)
County Group 24%(19.91-29.3)
Oldham County 8%(4.82-12.55)
County Group 15%(11.78-19.42)
Owen County 38%(23.8-54.92)
County Group 15%(11.78-19.42)
Owsley County 25%(14.87-39.4)
County Group 39%(33.67-43.89)
Pendleton County
County Group 34%(26.25-43.36)
Perry County 33%(26.76-39.52)
County Group 32%(27.16-37.95)
Pike County 42%(36.18-48.23)
County Group 42%(36.18-48.23)
Powell County
County Group 42%(32.33-51.31)
Pulaski County 26%(21.34-30.41)
County Group 26%(21.34-30.41)
Robertson County
County Group 24%(16.51-33.66)
Rockcastle County 35%(23.39-49.01)
County Group 39%(33.67-43.89)
Rowan County 20%(15.24-26.99)
County Group 20%(15.24-26.99)
Russell County 33%(24.82-43.34)
County Group 35%(30.57-39.29)
Scott County 9%(4.78-15.52)
County Group 14%(10.47-19.57)
Shelby County 9%(5.23-15.08)
County Group 15%(11.78-19.42)
Simpson County 16%(9.56-25.01)
County Group 23%(19.07-28.03)
Spencer County 11%(3.28-30.61)
County Group 21%(16.13-26.94)
Taylor County 18%(11.93-25.71)
County Group 35%(30.57-39.29)
Todd County 17%(10.11-28.16)
County Group 21%(16.54-26.48)
Trigg County 28%(19.24-38.75)
County Group 23%(19.31-27.55)
Trimble County
County Group 15%(11.78-19.42)
Union County 29%(19.29-40.85)
County Group 28%(22.44-33.84)
Warren County 17%(13.24-20.57)
County Group 17%(13.24-20.57)
Washington County 37%(22.3-54.92)
County Group 26%(20.69-32.19)
Wayne County 38%(28.11-48.26)
County Group 35%(30.57-39.29)
Webster County 27%(17.15-40.8)
County Group 26%(22.15-31.12)
Whitley County 31%(23.27-40.95)
County Group 38%(33.28-42.03)
Wolfe County 40%(28.04-54.22)
County Group 39%(33.67-43.89)
Woodford County 13%(6.16-26.06)
County Group 14%(10.47-19.57)

Notes on this indicator: Adults were asked to rate their own health status as excellent, very good, good, fair or poor.  Data indicates the percentage of adults reporting their health status as generally being fair or poor.

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.