Social & Behavioral Indicator

Binge Drinking (percent adults)

2015-2017

State Percent
Kentucky County 15%(14.5-16.0)
County Group 15%(14.5-16.0)
County Percent
Adair County 9%(4.54-17.69)
County Group 10%(7.71-13.91)
Allen County 18%(10.18-30.31)
County Group 15%(11.17-21.03)
Anderson County 16%(6.4-35.23)
County Group 14%(9.98-19.39)
Ballard County 6%(1.98-15.29)
County Group 12%(9.25-15.53)
Barren County 12%(7.9-18.92)
County Group 15%(11.17-21.03)
Bath County 12%(5.85-22.79)
County Group 9%(5.7-12.59)
Bell County 4%(1.74-9.86)
County Group 7%(5.28-10.1)
Boone County 21%(16.13-26.4)
County Group 21%(16.13-26.4)
Bourbon County
County Group 14%(9.7-18.62)
Boyd County 10%(7.53-14.11)
County Group 10%(7.53-14.11)
Boyle County 13%(5.43-27.62)
County Group 12%(8.26-16.89)
Bracken County 14%(7.31-26.5)
County Group 17%(11.54-25.19)
Breathitt County 8%(4.16-16.01)
County Group 6%(4.19-9.01)
Breckinridge County 13%(5.14-27.68)
County Group 15%(11.14-20.36)
Bullitt County 21%(13.39-31.55)
County Group 19%(13.4-25.62)
Butler County 6%(1.88-16.75)
County Group 9%(5.67-13.06)
Caldwell County 9%(3.33-20.12)
County Group 14%(10.64-18.95)
Calloway County 18%(11.99-25)
County Group 12%(9.25-15.53)
Campbell County 21%(15.34-27.67)
County Group 21%(15.34-27.67)
Carlisle County
County Group 12%(9.25-15.53)
Carroll County 18%(5.44-45.49)
County Group 15%(10.95-19.45)
Carter County 12%(6.74-19.76)
County Group 12%(7.67-17.74)
Casey County 8%(4.08-14.7)
County Group 10%(7.71-13.91)
Christian County 16%(11.61-21.95)
County Group 14%(10.62-19.46)
Clark County 11%(4.98-23.01)
County Group 14%(9.7-18.62)
Clay County 13%(5.43-26.44)
County Group 7%(5.28-10.1)
Clinton County 8%(2.84-22.6)
County Group 10%(7.71-13.91)
Crittenden County 17%(8.34-32.18)
County Group 14%(10.64-18.95)
Cumberland County 6%(1.84-19.47)
County Group 10%(7.71-13.91)
Daviess County 14%(10.31-18.31)
County Group 14%(10.31-18.31)
Edmonson County 20%(9.37-37.69)
County Group 15%(11.17-21.03)
Elliott County 3%(0.73-8.61)
County Group 9%(5.7-12.59)
Estill County
County Group 15%(7.78-25.76)
Fayette County 22%(18.37-26.58)
County Group 22%(18.37-26.58)
Fleming County 12%(6.77-19.76)
County Group 7%(4.13-12.77)
Floyd County 8%(4.72-12.46)
County Group 8%(4.72-12.46)
Franklin County 11%(6.06-20.73)
County Group 14%(9.98-19.39)
Fulton County
County Group 12%(9.25-15.53)
Gallatin County
County Group 17%(11.54-25.19)
Garrard County
County Group 12%(8.26-16.89)
Grant County 11%(5.14-21.96)
County Group 17%(11.54-25.19)
Graves County 12%(7.88-17.9)
County Group 12%(9.25-15.53)
Grayson County 13%(7.4-22.41)
County Group 9%(5.67-13.06)
Green County 13%(5.83-25.13)
County Group 10%(7.71-13.91)
Greenup County 10%(6.17-14.92)
County Group 10%(6.17-14.92)
Hancock County 13%(5.13-28.42)
County Group 15%(11.14-20.36)
Hardin County 14%(10.49-19.24)
County Group 14%(10.49-19.24)
Harlan County 6%(2.18-13.42)
County Group 7%(5.28-10.1)
Harrison County
County Group 7%(4.13-12.77)
Hart County 1%(0.31-5.38)
County Group 9%(5.67-13.06)
Henderson County 12%(7.15-19.67)
County Group 12%(7.95-18.1)
Henry County 18%(7.52-36.55)
County Group 15%(10.95-19.45)
Hickman County
County Group 12%(9.25-15.53)
Hopkins County 13%(8.53-19.39)
County Group 14%(10.02-19.26)
Jackson County 8%(3.18-19.69)
County Group 6%(4.19-9.01)
Jefferson County 18%(16.11-20.59)
County Group 18%(16.11-20.59)
Jessamine County 13%(5.97-24.75)
County Group 14%(9.7-18.62)
Johnson County 4%(1.63-8.59)
County Group 4%(2.42-7.31)
Kenton County 26%(21.5-32.03)
County Group 26%(21.5-32.03)
Knott County 7%(3.86-12.05)
County Group 7%(4.77-11.35)
Knox County 5%(2.13-11.49)
County Group 7%(5.28-10.1)
Larue County 14%(7.26-25.47)
County Group 12%(8.26-16.89)
Laurel County 9%(5.39-14.33)
County Group 9%(5.39-14.33)
Lawrence County 6%(2.71-12.78)
County Group 4%(2.42-7.31)
Lee County 6%(2.2-13.44)
County Group 6%(4.19-9.01)
Leslie County 3%(1.25-6.51)
County Group 7%(4.79-10.3)
Letcher County 8%(4.15-14.42)
County Group 7%(4.77-11.35)
Lewis County 12%(6.48-20.84)
County Group 12%(7.67-17.74)
Lincoln County 10%(2.97-26.53)
County Group 10%(7.71-13.91)
Livingston County 32%(15.7-55.12)
County Group 14%(10.64-18.95)
Logan County 12%(7.2-19.49)
County Group 10%(7.07-14.03)
Lyon County 6%(1.88-15.17)
County Group 14%(10.64-18.95)
Madison County 17%(10.59-25.39)
County Group 14%(9.7-18.62)
Magoffin County 2%(0.91-5.61)
County Group 6%(4.19-9.01)
Marion County 10%(4.78-18.58)
County Group 12%(8.26-16.89)
Marshall County 12%(7.68-18.65)
County Group 14%(10.64-18.95)
Martin County 1%(0.29-6.55)
County Group 4%(2.42-7.31)
Mason County 8%(3.58-17.05)
County Group 7%(4.13-12.77)
McCracken County 21%(15.77-26.77)
County Group 21%(15.77-26.77)
McCreary County 3%(1.14-7.43)
County Group 7%(5.28-10.1)
McLean County 13%(4.83-30.19)
County Group 14%(10.02-19.26)
Meade County 17%(11-26.69)
County Group 15%(11.14-20.36)
Menifee County 4%(1.24-9.75)
County Group 9%(5.7-12.59)
Mercer County
County Group 12%(8.26-16.89)
Metcalfe County 14%(6.19-27.91)
County Group 9%(5.67-13.06)
Monroe County 10%(4.14-24.05)
County Group 10%(7.71-13.91)
Montgomery County 12%(6.54-21.99)
County Group 15%(7.78-25.76)
Morgan County 12%(6.64-19.88)
County Group 9%(5.7-12.59)
Muhlenberg County 7%(4.13-13.01)
County Group 10%(7.07-14.03)
Nelson County 17%(11.6-24.34)
County Group 19%(13.4-25.62)
Nicholas County
County Group 7%(4.13-12.77)
Ohio County 15%(8.69-25.29)
County Group 15%(11.14-20.36)
Oldham County 19%(12.91-27.8)
County Group 15%(10.95-19.45)
Owen County 12%(4.39-27.47)
County Group 15%(10.95-19.45)
Owsley County 5%(1.67-15.5)
County Group 6%(4.19-9.01)
Pendleton County 24%(12.13-42.83)
County Group 17%(11.54-25.19)
Perry County 9%(5.98-13.8)
County Group 7%(4.79-10.3)
Pike County 10%(6.99-14.06)
County Group 10%(6.99-14.06)
Powell County
County Group 15%(7.78-25.76)
Pulaski County 12%(8.71-15.62)
County Group 12%(8.71-15.62)
Robertson County
County Group 7%(4.13-12.77)
Rockcastle County 6%(2.44-13.93)
County Group 6%(4.19-9.01)
Rowan County 19%(12.98-25.88)
County Group 19%(12.98-25.88)
Russell County 18%(7.53-36.48)
County Group 10%(7.71-13.91)
Scott County 14%(8.17-23.61)
County Group 14%(9.98-19.39)
Shelby County 9%(5.06-16.84)
County Group 15%(10.95-19.45)
Simpson County 11%(4.9-23.58)
County Group 10%(7.07-14.03)
Spencer County 7%(2.35-19.42)
County Group 19%(13.4-25.62)
Taylor County 12%(7.05-20.65)
County Group 10%(7.71-13.91)
Todd County 8%(3.18-19.35)
County Group 14%(10.62-19.46)
Trigg County 15%(8.79-25.75)
County Group 14%(10.64-18.95)
Trimble County
County Group 15%(10.95-19.45)
Union County 12%(5.92-23.76)
County Group 12%(7.95-18.1)
Warren County 16%(12.35-20.79)
County Group 16%(12.35-20.79)
Washington County 14%(5.33-32.07)
County Group 12%(8.26-16.89)
Wayne County 7%(3.58-14.74)
County Group 10%(7.71-13.91)
Webster County 17%(8.86-30.82)
County Group 14%(10.02-19.26)
Whitley County 11%(6.86-17.45)
County Group 7%(5.28-10.1)
Wolfe County 7%(2.95-15.55)
County Group 6%(4.19-9.01)
Woodford County 16%(7.57-31.03)
County Group 14%(9.98-19.39)

Notes on this indicator: Binge drinking is defined as having five or more drinks on one occasion for males and having four or more drinks on one occasion for females.

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.