Health Outcomes Indicator

Less than Good Health (percent adults)

2015-2017

State Percent
Kentucky County 23%(22.6-24.2)
County Group 23%(22.6-24.2)
County Percent
Adair County 29%(20.66-38.64)
County Group 32%(27.61-36.11)
Allen County 23%(15.16-33.83)
County Group 27%(21.98-32.08)
Anderson County 20%(10.82-32.9)
County Group 17%(12.34-22.35)
Ballard County 27%(18.01-38.56)
County Group 23%(19.42-26.5)
Barren County 27%(20.69-34.28)
County Group 27%(21.98-32.08)
Bath County 38%(27.43-49.25)
County Group 39%(32.85-44.87)
Bell County 38%(28.76-47.91)
County Group 36%(32.05-39.67)
Boone County 14%(10.74-19.04)
County Group 14%(10.74-19.04)
Bourbon County
County Group 18%(14.24-23.52)
Boyd County 28%(23.26-32.9)
County Group 28%(23.26-32.9)
Boyle County 12%(6-22.16)
County Group 24%(19.28-29.93)
Bracken County 26%(16.35-39.62)
County Group 26%(19.01-35.49)
Breathitt County 36%(26.67-46.37)
County Group 37%(32.47-41.57)
Breckinridge County 21%(13.89-31.54)
County Group 27%(22.25-32.75)
Bullitt County 23%(15.8-31.81)
County Group 22%(16.84-28.26)
Butler County 22%(13.42-35.01)
County Group 30%(24.65-35.81)
Caldwell County 17%(9.87-27.64)
County Group 20%(16.31-23.86)
Calloway County 17%(11.91-23.52)
County Group 23%(19.42-26.5)
Campbell County 18%(12.47-24.69)
County Group 18%(12.47-24.69)
Carlisle County
County Group 23%(19.42-26.5)
Carroll County 23%(12.33-39.76)
County Group 21%(16.49-25.24)
Carter County 35%(27.56-43.03)
County Group 32%(26.24-38.5)
Casey County 39%(29.79-49.86)
County Group 32%(27.61-36.11)
Christian County 21%(16.42-26.86)
County Group 21%(16.49-25.58)
Clark County 13%(6.96-21.51)
County Group 18%(14.24-23.52)
Clay County 36%(25.89-47.85)
County Group 36%(32.05-39.67)
Clinton County 28%(17.5-40.63)
County Group 32%(27.61-36.11)
Crittenden County 27%(15.37-41.83)
County Group 20%(16.31-23.86)
Cumberland County 37%(23.11-53.41)
County Group 32%(27.61-36.11)
Daviess County 22%(17.64-26.43)
County Group 22%(17.64-26.43)
Edmonson County 30%(19.76-43.87)
County Group 27%(21.98-32.08)
Elliott County 54%(38.05-68.98)
County Group 39%(32.85-44.87)
Estill County
County Group 34%(25.33-44.21)
Fayette County 15%(12.18-19.3)
County Group 15%(12.18-19.3)
Fleming County 24%(16.49-32.56)
County Group 27%(18.36-37.13)
Floyd County 36%(30-42.84)
County Group 36%(30-42.84)
Franklin County 21%(12.34-32.66)
County Group 17%(12.34-22.35)
Fulton County
County Group 23%(19.42-26.5)
Gallatin County
County Group 26%(19.01-35.49)
Garrard County
County Group 24%(19.28-29.93)
Grant County 38%(24.61-53.14)
County Group 26%(19.01-35.49)
Graves County 27%(21.69-33.4)
County Group 23%(19.42-26.5)
Grayson County 32%(22.98-41.61)
County Group 30%(24.65-35.81)
Green County 19%(11.06-29.71)
County Group 32%(27.61-36.11)
Greenup County 34%(27.77-39.8)
County Group 34%(27.77-39.8)
Hancock County 27%(16.84-41.45)
County Group 27%(22.25-32.75)
Hardin County 23%(19.04-28.2)
County Group 23%(19.04-28.2)
Harlan County 34%(25.17-43.06)
County Group 36%(32.05-39.67)
Harrison County
County Group 27%(18.36-37.13)
Hart County 33%(23.43-44.76)
County Group 30%(24.65-35.81)
Henderson County 27%(20.31-34.07)
County Group 26%(20.33-31.62)
Henry County 23%(12.41-37.77)
County Group 21%(16.49-25.24)
Hickman County
County Group 23%(19.42-26.5)
Hopkins County 29%(22.88-35.03)
County Group 26%(21.24-30.78)
Jackson County 37%(26.56-49.1)
County Group 37%(32.47-41.57)
Jefferson County 21%(18.43-22.86)
County Group 21%(18.43-22.86)
Jessamine County 18%(10.71-28.3)
County Group 18%(14.24-23.52)
Johnson County 48%(40.64-56.06)
County Group 45%(39.13-50.15)
Kenton County 13%(10.14-16.9)
County Group 13%(10.14-16.9)
Knott County 45%(36.19-53.43)
County Group 38%(33.04-44.11)
Knox County 38%(29.1-48.17)
County Group 36%(32.05-39.67)
Larue County 24%(15.44-35.13)
County Group 24%(19.28-29.93)
Laurel County 31%(24.66-38.66)
County Group 31%(24.66-38.66)
Lawrence County 42%(33.49-50.86)
County Group 45%(39.13-50.15)
Lee County 36%(24.21-49.03)
County Group 37%(32.47-41.57)
Leslie County 38%(28.6-48.48)
County Group 36%(30.9-41.72)
Letcher County 33%(26.35-40.39)
County Group 38%(33.04-44.11)
Lewis County 25%(17.35-35.3)
County Group 32%(26.24-38.5)
Lincoln County 33%(17.51-52.75)
County Group 32%(27.61-36.11)
Livingston County 25%(14.26-40.61)
County Group 20%(16.31-23.86)
Logan County 31%(22.94-40.45)
County Group 28%(22.75-32.97)
Lyon County 20%(9.67-36.09)
County Group 20%(16.31-23.86)
Madison County 19%(12.87-28.11)
County Group 18%(14.24-23.52)
Magoffin County 47%(37.3-56.79)
County Group 37%(32.47-41.57)
Marion County 35%(25.49-46.57)
County Group 24%(19.28-29.93)
Marshall County 16%(11.34-22.34)
County Group 20%(16.31-23.86)
Martin County 36%(22.63-51.82)
County Group 45%(39.13-50.15)
Mason County 31%(21.93-42.06)
County Group 27%(18.36-37.13)
McCracken County 25%(19.78-30.76)
County Group 25%(19.78-30.76)
McCreary County 43%(33.07-53.74)
County Group 36%(32.05-39.67)
McLean County 17%(9.49-27.81)
County Group 26%(21.24-30.78)
Meade County 22%(15.39-31.14)
County Group 27%(22.25-32.75)
Menifee County 36%(24.23-49.51)
County Group 39%(32.85-44.87)
Mercer County
County Group 24%(19.28-29.93)
Metcalfe County 30%(17.79-44.89)
County Group 30%(24.65-35.81)
Monroe County 36%(23.26-51.98)
County Group 32%(27.61-36.11)
Montgomery County 28%(21.44-36.64)
County Group 34%(25.33-44.21)
Morgan County 33%(25.05-41.86)
County Group 39%(32.85-44.87)
Muhlenberg County 26%(19.51-32.84)
County Group 28%(22.75-32.97)
Nelson County 20%(13.9-26.7)
County Group 22%(16.84-28.26)
Nicholas County
County Group 27%(18.36-37.13)
Ohio County 37%(25.96-48.73)
County Group 27%(22.25-32.75)
Oldham County 11%(6.9-16.58)
County Group 21%(16.49-25.24)
Owen County 43%(28.22-59.76)
County Group 21%(16.49-25.24)
Owsley County 28%(17.2-43.12)
County Group 37%(32.47-41.57)
Pendleton County 20%(9.68-38.29)
County Group 26%(19.01-35.49)
Perry County 35%(29.06-41.81)
County Group 36%(30.9-41.72)
Pike County 37%(31.72-42.03)
County Group 37%(31.72-42.03)
Powell County
County Group 34%(25.33-44.21)
Pulaski County 27%(22.19-31.76)
County Group 27%(22.19-31.76)
Robertson County
County Group 27%(18.36-37.13)
Rockcastle County 32%(22.41-44.41)
County Group 37%(32.47-41.57)
Rowan County 25%(18.87-31.55)
County Group 25%(18.87-31.55)
Russell County 32%(22.39-44.35)
County Group 32%(27.61-36.11)
Scott County 15%(8.5-25.97)
County Group 17%(12.34-22.35)
Shelby County 16%(9.61-24.7)
County Group 21%(16.49-25.24)
Simpson County 24%(13.65-39.24)
County Group 28%(22.75-32.97)
Spencer County 24%(9.24-49.78)
County Group 22%(16.84-28.26)
Taylor County 21%(15.33-29.25)
County Group 32%(27.61-36.11)
Todd County 19%(11.45-28.59)
County Group 21%(16.49-25.58)
Trigg County 23%(15-32.79)
County Group 20%(16.31-23.86)
Trimble County
County Group 21%(16.49-25.24)
Union County 23%(14.77-33.96)
County Group 26%(20.33-31.62)
Warren County 16%(12.94-20.28)
County Group 16%(12.94-20.28)
Washington County 26%(14.92-42.18)
County Group 24%(19.28-29.93)
Wayne County 42%(32.07-52.56)
County Group 32%(27.61-36.11)
Webster County 25%(15.75-37.22)
County Group 26%(21.24-30.78)
Whitley County 31%(24.18-38.35)
County Group 36%(32.05-39.67)
Wolfe County 34%(23.33-46.38)
County Group 37%(32.47-41.57)
Woodford County 9%(3.66-21.35)
County Group 17%(12.34-22.35)

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.