Health Outcomes Indicator

Less than Good Health (percent adults)

2014-2016

State Percent
Kentucky County 23%(22.2-23.7)
County Group 23%(22.2-23.7)
County Percent
Adair County 28%(19.09-37.94)
County Group 30%(26.03-34.43)
Allen County 24%(15.61-35.74)
County Group 25%(20.48-30.76)
Anderson County 18%(9.76-31.75)
County Group 16%(12.06-21.93)
Ballard County 25%(16.73-36.06)
County Group 19%(16.07-22.94)
Barren County 24%(18.04-31.46)
County Group 25%(20.48-30.76)
Bath County 35%(26.29-44.82)
County Group 36%(30.9-40.98)
Bell County 39%(30.21-49.1)
County Group 37%(33.28-40.78)
Boone County 13%(9.82-16.99)
County Group 13%(9.82-16.99)
Bourbon County
County Group 20%(16.23-25.51)
Boyd County 30%(25.33-35.47)
County Group 30%(25.33-35.47)
Boyle County 20%(10.92-34.16)
County Group 24%(19.68-30.05)
Bracken County 27%(18.25-39.18)
County Group 24%(17.71-31.23)
Breathitt County 33%(25.39-42.33)
County Group 36%(31.32-40.11)
Breckinridge County 18%(12-26.43)
County Group 23%(18.46-28.93)
Bullitt County 19%(13.43-26.67)
County Group 19%(15.27-24.44)
Butler County 25%(15.22-37.76)
County Group 29%(24.31-35.1)
Caldwell County 18%(10.68-28.88)
County Group 18%(14.74-22.17)
Calloway County 9%(6.12-14.15)
County Group 19%(16.07-22.94)
Campbell County 19%(14.1-25.56)
County Group 19%(14.1-25.56)
Carlisle County 20%(10.19-36.49)
County Group 19%(16.07-22.94)
Carroll County 21%(10.75-37.67)
County Group 21%(17.36-25.79)
Carter County 36%(29.18-44.05)
County Group 34%(28.82-40.11)
Casey County 33%(24.61-43.66)
County Group 30%(26.03-34.43)
Christian County 24%(18.52-31)
County Group 24%(19.46-30.3)
Clark County 18%(10.81-28.58)
County Group 20%(16.23-25.51)
Clay County 36%(26.08-47.6)
County Group 37%(33.28-40.78)
Clinton County 30%(19.87-43.48)
County Group 30%(26.03-34.43)
Crittenden County 23%(11.63-39.68)
County Group 18%(14.74-22.17)
Cumberland County 33%(19.88-49.46)
County Group 30%(26.03-34.43)
Daviess County 22%(18.03-27.61)
County Group 22%(18.03-27.61)
Edmonson County 29%(18.61-42.79)
County Group 25%(20.48-30.76)
Elliott County 43%(30.65-55.68)
County Group 36%(30.9-40.98)
Estill County
County Group 27%(19.93-36.03)
Fayette County 15%(12-18.79)
County Group 15%(12-18.79)
Fleming County 29%(21.7-37.87)
County Group 22%(16.21-30.06)
Floyd County 36%(29.7-41.94)
County Group 36%(29.7-41.94)
Franklin County 14%(7.8-23.25)
County Group 16%(12.06-21.93)
Fulton County
County Group 19%(16.07-22.94)
Gallatin County
County Group 24%(17.71-31.23)
Garrard County 25%(13.78-40.19)
County Group 24%(19.68-30.05)
Grant County 26%(15.85-38.58)
County Group 24%(17.71-31.23)
Graves County 24%(18.7-31.07)
County Group 19%(16.07-22.94)
Grayson County 30%(21.92-39.61)
County Group 29%(24.31-35.1)
Green County 20%(11.95-30.36)
County Group 30%(26.03-34.43)
Greenup County 29%(23.35-34.72)
County Group 29%(23.35-34.72)
Hancock County 23%(12.69-38.01)
County Group 23%(18.46-28.93)
Hardin County 25%(20.09-30.44)
County Group 25%(20.09-30.44)
Harlan County 39%(31.2-47.67)
County Group 37%(33.28-40.78)
Harrison County 10%(4.71-21.11)
County Group 22%(16.21-30.06)
Hart County 28%(19.66-38.52)
County Group 29%(24.31-35.1)
Henderson County 28%(21.76-35.7)
County Group 26%(21.1-32.38)
Henry County 21%(11.97-33.21)
County Group 21%(17.36-25.79)
Hickman County
County Group 19%(16.07-22.94)
Hopkins County 27%(21.35-34.3)
County Group 26%(21.07-31.36)
Jackson County 39%(27.52-50.96)
County Group 36%(31.32-40.11)
Jefferson County 20%(17.59-21.71)
County Group 20%(17.59-21.71)
Jessamine County 19%(12.36-28.72)
County Group 20%(16.23-25.51)
Johnson County 43%(35.39-50.65)
County Group 41%(35.31-46.52)
Kenton County 15%(12.08-18.79)
County Group 15%(12.08-18.79)
Knott County 46%(37.32-54.6)
County Group 42%(36.05-47.33)
Knox County 33%(25.04-42.99)
County Group 37%(33.28-40.78)
Larue County 23%(13.81-35.74)
County Group 24%(19.68-30.05)
Laurel County 29%(22.88-35.15)
County Group 29%(22.88-35.15)
Lawrence County 38%(28.51-47.74)
County Group 41%(35.31-46.52)
Lee County 40%(28.43-53.43)
County Group 36%(31.32-40.11)
Leslie County 38%(29.63-47.46)
County Group 37%(32.42-42.71)
Letcher County 38%(30.62-45.15)
County Group 42%(36.05-47.33)
Lewis County 30%(22.99-37.77)
County Group 34%(28.82-40.11)
Lincoln County 29%(13.52-50.97)
County Group 30%(26.03-34.43)
Livingston County 14%(7.73-24.88)
County Group 18%(14.74-22.17)
Logan County 32%(23.35-42.19)
County Group 30%(24.77-36.02)
Lyon County 18%(9.24-33.17)
County Group 18%(14.74-22.17)
Madison County 21%(14.56-29.3)
County Group 20%(16.23-25.51)
Magoffin County 46%(35.99-55.38)
County Group 36%(31.32-40.11)
Marion County 28%(18.87-38.27)
County Group 24%(19.68-30.05)
Marshall County 16%(11.22-21.71)
County Group 18%(14.74-22.17)
Martin County 40%(26.27-55.05)
County Group 41%(35.31-46.52)
Mason County 33%(23.34-43.57)
County Group 22%(16.21-30.06)
McCracken County 21%(16.14-26.16)
County Group 21%(16.14-26.16)
McCreary County 46%(35.82-56.25)
County Group 37%(33.28-40.78)
McLean County 19%(8.93-35.1)
County Group 26%(21.07-31.36)
Meade County 21%(13.57-29.98)
County Group 23%(18.46-28.93)
Menifee County 33%(22.38-45.75)
County Group 36%(30.9-40.98)
Mercer County 25%(13.1-41.56)
County Group 24%(19.68-30.05)
Metcalfe County 35%(21.38-50.81)
County Group 29%(24.31-35.1)
Monroe County 36%(23.24-51.5)
County Group 30%(26.03-34.43)
Montgomery County 27%(20.67-35.43)
County Group 27%(19.93-36.03)
Morgan County 34%(26.42-42.27)
County Group 36%(30.9-40.98)
Muhlenberg County 27%(20.53-35.59)
County Group 30%(24.77-36.02)
Nelson County 21%(15.33-28.5)
County Group 19%(15.27-24.44)
Nicholas County
County Group 22%(16.21-30.06)
Ohio County 30%(19.61-43.61)
County Group 23%(18.46-28.93)
Oldham County 19%(13.02-26.38)
County Group 21%(17.36-25.79)
Owen County 38%(22.49-55.85)
County Group 21%(17.36-25.79)
Owsley County 32%(19.92-46.55)
County Group 36%(31.32-40.11)
Pendleton County 25%(14.06-39.92)
County Group 24%(17.71-31.23)
Perry County 37%(30.98-43.5)
County Group 37%(32.42-42.71)
Pike County 37%(32.16-41.87)
County Group 37%(32.16-41.87)
Powell County
County Group 27%(19.93-36.03)
Pulaski County 28%(22.68-33.06)
County Group 28%(22.68-33.06)
Robertson County
County Group 22%(16.21-30.06)
Rockcastle County 28%(18.8-38.89)
County Group 36%(31.32-40.11)
Rowan County 26%(20.1-32.62)
County Group 26%(20.1-32.62)
Russell County 32%(22.29-43.8)
County Group 30%(26.03-34.43)
Scott County 21%(12.57-33.81)
County Group 16%(12.06-21.93)
Shelby County 19%(11.93-28.3)
County Group 21%(17.36-25.79)
Simpson County 32%(19.56-48.68)
County Group 30%(24.77-36.02)
Spencer County 16%(8.38-28.99)
County Group 19%(15.27-24.44)
Taylor County 26%(18.41-36.09)
County Group 30%(26.03-34.43)
Todd County 26%(16.46-37.32)
County Group 24%(19.46-30.3)
Trigg County 23%(13.92-35.68)
County Group 18%(14.74-22.17)
Trimble County 20%(9.45-37.45)
County Group 21%(17.36-25.79)
Union County 22%(14.23-32.84)
County Group 26%(21.1-32.38)
Warren County 17%(13.19-21.64)
County Group 17%(13.19-21.64)
Washington County 31%(19.1-45.97)
County Group 24%(19.68-30.05)
Wayne County 36%(27.28-45.53)
County Group 30%(26.03-34.43)
Webster County 26%(16.77-38.22)
County Group 26%(21.07-31.36)
Whitley County 32%(24.63-39.5)
County Group 37%(33.28-40.78)
Wolfe County 31%(21.03-43.36)
County Group 36%(31.32-40.11)
Woodford County 11%(4.72-22.54)
County Group 16%(12.06-21.93)

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.