Social & Behavioral Indicator

Binge Drinking (percent adults)

2014-2016

State Percent
Kentucky County 14%(13.5-15.0)
County Group 14%(13.5-15.0)
County Percent
Adair County 7%(2.8-15.16)
County Group 9%(6.72-13.04)
Allen County 19%(9.49-33.72)
County Group 14%(9.61-20.26)
Anderson County 9%(3.05-22.74)
County Group 13%(9.55-18.53)
Ballard County 8%(3.24-18.57)
County Group 12%(9.12-16.12)
Barren County 12%(7.11-18.7)
County Group 14%(9.61-20.26)
Bath County 10%(5.38-19.38)
County Group 10%(6.77-14.17)
Bell County 3%(0.88-8.04)
County Group 7%(4.9-10.03)
Boone County 19%(14.27-23.82)
County Group 19%(14.27-23.82)
Bourbon County
County Group 12%(8.79-16.78)
Boyd County 14%(9.52-20.61)
County Group 14%(9.52-20.61)
Boyle County 14%(6.39-26.89)
County Group 11%(7.25-14.99)
Bracken County 12%(5.98-21.91)
County Group 15%(10.13-22.57)
Breathitt County 11%(5.51-19.58)
County Group 6%(3.94-8.32)
Breckinridge County 7%(2.3-18.93)
County Group 13%(8.99-18.36)
Bullitt County 23%(15.61-32.64)
County Group 20%(15.23-26.86)
Butler County 5%(1.39-15.34)
County Group 7%(4.53-11.04)
Caldwell County 4%(0.89-16.37)
County Group 12%(8.51-16.8)
Calloway County 19%(12.33-27.82)
County Group 12%(9.12-16.12)
Campbell County 19%(13.83-25.12)
County Group 19%(13.83-25.12)
Carlisle County 6%(1.86-16.4)
County Group 12%(9.12-16.12)
Carroll County 23%(8.83-49.15)
County Group 16%(11.97-20.36)
Carter County 9%(4.59-15.6)
County Group 9%(5.57-13.67)
Casey County 6%(2.84-13.64)
County Group 9%(6.72-13.04)
Christian County 14%(8.9-20.93)
County Group 12%(7.63-17.57)
Clark County 14%(6.3-26.84)
County Group 12%(8.79-16.78)
Clay County 11%(3.83-26.43)
County Group 7%(4.9-10.03)
Clinton County 7%(2.11-20.99)
County Group 9%(6.72-13.04)
Crittenden County 20%(10.07-36)
County Group 12%(8.51-16.8)
Cumberland County 6%(1.8-16.6)
County Group 9%(6.72-13.04)
Daviess County 10%(7.15-14.9)
County Group 10%(7.15-14.9)
Edmonson County 14%(5.02-31.69)
County Group 14%(9.61-20.26)
Elliott County 4%(1.29-11.71)
County Group 10%(6.77-14.17)
Estill County
County Group 15%(8.38-26.49)
Fayette County 20%(16.09-23.93)
County Group 20%(16.09-23.93)
Fleming County 5%(2.16-11.92)
County Group 6%(3.28-11.76)
Floyd County 8%(5.03-13.48)
County Group 8%(5.03-13.48)
Franklin County 16%(9.28-26.16)
County Group 13%(9.55-18.53)
Fulton County
County Group 12%(9.12-16.12)
Gallatin County
County Group 15%(10.13-22.57)
Garrard County 11%(3.94-27.73)
County Group 11%(7.25-14.99)
Grant County 13%(6.78-23.63)
County Group 15%(10.13-22.57)
Graves County 10%(6.13-15.77)
County Group 12%(9.12-16.12)
Grayson County 9%(4.36-17.37)
County Group 7%(4.53-11.04)
Green County 25%(12.45-44.24)
County Group 9%(6.72-13.04)
Greenup County 9%(5.88-14.86)
County Group 9%(5.88-14.86)
Hancock County 16%(4.83-40.94)
County Group 13%(8.99-18.36)
Hardin County 15%(10.55-19.73)
County Group 15%(10.55-19.73)
Harlan County 4%(1.46-11)
County Group 7%(4.9-10.03)
Harrison County 9%(2.67-27.31)
County Group 6%(3.28-11.76)
Hart County 3%(1.06-10)
County Group 7%(4.53-11.04)
Henderson County 9%(4.63-16.99)
County Group 10%(6.37-16.25)
Henry County 19%(9.55-35.45)
County Group 16%(11.97-20.36)
Hickman County
County Group 12%(9.12-16.12)
Hopkins County 14%(8.11-22.56)
County Group 15%(10.41-21.66)
Jackson County 4%(1.66-9.73)
County Group 6%(3.94-8.32)
Jefferson County 18%(15.98-20.17)
County Group 18%(15.98-20.17)
Jessamine County 10%(4.74-19.28)
County Group 12%(8.79-16.78)
Johnson County 6%(2.93-12.22)
County Group 5%(2.98-9.14)
Kenton County 22%(17.17-26.57)
County Group 22%(17.17-26.57)
Knott County 8%(4.37-13.57)
County Group 6%(3.75-9.47)
Knox County 5%(2.16-12.75)
County Group 7%(4.9-10.03)
Larue County 12%(5.59-22.69)
County Group 11%(7.25-14.99)
Laurel County 9%(5.42-14.81)
County Group 9%(5.42-14.81)
Lawrence County 4%(1.39-12.18)
County Group 5%(2.98-9.14)
Lee County 4%(1.33-12.55)
County Group 6%(3.94-8.32)
Leslie County 2%(0.84-5.3)
County Group 6%(3.78-8.22)
Letcher County 4%(1.97-9.53)
County Group 6%(3.75-9.47)
Lewis County 9%(5.29-15.69)
County Group 9%(5.57-13.67)
Lincoln County 8%(2.07-25.4)
County Group 9%(6.72-13.04)
Livingston County 25%(10.44-48.07)
County Group 12%(8.51-16.8)
Logan County 6%(2.77-13.17)
County Group 7%(4.12-11.54)
Lyon County 4%(1.37-13.81)
County Group 12%(8.51-16.8)
Madison County 13%(7.94-20.15)
County Group 12%(8.79-16.78)
Magoffin County 1%(0.45-4.84)
County Group 6%(3.94-8.32)
Marion County 13%(6.98-21.46)
County Group 11%(7.25-14.99)
Marshall County 13%(7.58-20.62)
County Group 12%(8.51-16.8)
Martin County 4%(1.11-14.04)
County Group 5%(2.98-9.14)
Mason County 9%(4.61-18.08)
County Group 6%(3.28-11.76)
McCracken County 14%(8.96-20.69)
County Group 14%(8.96-20.69)
McCreary County 5%(2.08-10.8)
County Group 7%(4.9-10.03)
McLean County 19%(7.8-39.85)
County Group 15%(10.41-21.66)
Meade County 18%(11.24-27.87)
County Group 13%(8.99-18.36)
Menifee County 6%(2.35-12.38)
County Group 10%(6.77-14.17)
Mercer County 6%(1.73-18.38)
County Group 11%(7.25-14.99)
Metcalfe County 12%(5.14-24.06)
County Group 7%(4.53-11.04)
Monroe County 4%(1.3-13.03)
County Group 9%(6.72-13.04)
Montgomery County 14%(8.09-24.38)
County Group 15%(8.38-26.49)
Morgan County 14%(8.12-22.91)
County Group 10%(6.77-14.17)
Muhlenberg County 8%(3.83-17.74)
County Group 7%(4.12-11.54)
Nelson County 14%(9.06-21.27)
County Group 20%(15.23-26.86)
Nicholas County
County Group 6%(3.28-11.76)
Ohio County 11%(5.04-22.31)
County Group 13%(8.99-18.36)
Oldham County 17%(11.43-23.61)
County Group 16%(11.97-20.36)
Owen County 13%(4.72-29.74)
County Group 16%(11.97-20.36)
Owsley County 5%(1.55-15.44)
County Group 6%(3.94-8.32)
Pendleton County 17%(7.6-33.03)
County Group 15%(10.13-22.57)
Perry County 8%(4.93-11.46)
County Group 6%(3.78-8.22)
Pike County 10%(6.7-13.39)
County Group 10%(6.7-13.39)
Powell County
County Group 15%(8.38-26.49)
Pulaski County 9%(5.88-12.17)
County Group 9%(5.88-12.17)
Robertson County
County Group 6%(3.28-11.76)
Rockcastle County 6%(2.47-15.91)
County Group 6%(3.94-8.32)
Rowan County 14%(9.2-20.1)
County Group 14%(9.2-20.1)
Russell County 16%(6.12-34.69)
County Group 9%(6.72-13.04)
Scott County 14%(7.87-24.93)
County Group 13%(9.55-18.53)
Shelby County 11%(5.96-18.79)
County Group 16%(11.97-20.36)
Simpson County 5%(1.57-14.2)
County Group 7%(4.12-11.54)
Spencer County 23%(10.12-43.31)
County Group 20%(15.23-26.86)
Taylor County 10%(5.42-18.13)
County Group 9%(6.72-13.04)
Todd County 3%(0.83-10.66)
County Group 12%(7.63-17.57)
Trigg County 8%(3.5-18.51)
County Group 12%(8.51-16.8)
Trimble County 15%(4.92-36.85)
County Group 16%(11.97-20.36)
Union County 13%(6.53-23.91)
County Group 10%(6.37-16.25)
Warren County 16%(11.72-21.2)
County Group 16%(11.72-21.2)
Washington County 5%(1.35-15.46)
County Group 11%(7.25-14.99)
Wayne County 5%(2.23-11.23)
County Group 9%(6.72-13.04)
Webster County 16%(8.09-30.61)
County Group 15%(10.41-21.66)
Whitley County 13%(7.55-21.61)
County Group 7%(4.9-10.03)
Wolfe County 9%(3.6-19.23)
County Group 6%(3.94-8.32)
Woodford County 11%(4.79-22.72)
County Group 13%(9.55-18.53)

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.