Social & Behavioral Indicator

Binge Drinking (percent adults)

2017-2019

State Percent
Kentucky County 15%(14.5-16.1)
County Group 15%(14.5-16.1)
Area Development District Percent
Barren River Area Development District 15%(12.39-17.33)
Big Sandy Area Development District 7%(5.57-9.3)
Bluegrass Area Development District 18%(15.4-20.15)
Buffalo Trace Area Development District 12%(9.49-16.15)
Cumberland Valley Area Development District 9%(6.91-11.12)
FIVCO Area Development District 10%(8.38-12.98)
Gateway Area Development District 12%(9.6-15.91)
Green River Area Development District 16%(13.67-18.95)
Kentucky River Area Development District 6%(4.68-8.37)
KIPDA Area Development District 16%(13.96-18.48)
Lake Cumberland Area Development District 10%(8.24-12.11)
Lincoln Trail Area Development District 15%(12.31-17.21)
Northern Kentucky Area Development District 20%(17.93-23.17)
Pennyrile Area Development District 13%(11.05-15.67)
Purchase Area Development District 15%(12.84-17.65)
County Percent
Adair County 6%(3.11-12.89)
County Group 9%(7.25-12.26)
Allen County 9%(3.81-20.45)
County Group 13%(8.68-19.74)
Anderson County 24%(11.28-43.73)
County Group 19%(13.91-24.85)
Ballard County 16%(7.71-29.53)
County Group 13%(10.53-16.89)
Barren County 12%(7.01-18.63)
County Group 13%(8.68-19.74)
Bath County 8%(4-16.8)
County Group 8%(5.2-11.83)
Bell County 3%(1.17-7.35)
County Group 8%(6.02-11.26)
Boone County 23%(17.99-28.79)
County Group 23%(17.99-28.79)
Bourbon County 12%(4.29-29.59)
County Group 16%(11.23-21.81)
Boyd County 9%(6.85-12.67)
County Group 9%(6.85-12.67)
Boyle County 13%(4.55-31.57)
County Group 20%(14.37-26)
Bracken County 11%(5.64-21.59)
County Group 15%(10.36-22.06)
Breathitt County 3%(1.2-6.54)
County Group 7%(4.97-10.53)
Breckinridge County 8%(3.06-20.07)
County Group 13%(9.48-17.57)
Bullitt County 15%(7.92-26.89)
County Group 15%(10.22-21.56)
Butler County 7%(3.04-16.42)
County Group 10%(6.18-14.69)
Caldwell County 24%(15.33-36.6)
County Group 13%(10.32-17.04)
Calloway County 15%(10.24-21.49)
County Group 13%(10.53-16.89)
Campbell County 23%(17.92-30.12)
County Group 23%(17.92-30.12)
Carlisle County
County Group 13%(10.53-16.89)
Carroll County
County Group 11%(6.88-15.84)
Carter County 11%(6.62-17.28)
County Group 11%(7.72-16.49)
Casey County 15%(7.68-26.39)
County Group 9%(7.25-12.26)
Christian County 14%(10.29-19.72)
County Group 14%(10.53-19.07)
Clark County 11%(3.97-28.15)
County Group 16%(11.23-21.81)
Clay County 8%(3.45-18.43)
County Group 8%(6.02-11.26)
Clinton County 13%(5.79-26.54)
County Group 9%(7.25-12.26)
Crittenden County 12%(4.62-26.55)
County Group 13%(10.32-17.04)
Cumberland County
County Group 9%(7.25-12.26)
Daviess County 18%(14.19-22.62)
County Group 18%(14.19-22.62)
Edmonson County 23%(9.44-45.1)
County Group 13%(8.68-19.74)
Elliott County 3%(1.12-9.54)
County Group 8%(5.2-11.83)
Estill County
County Group 12%(6.08-21.17)
Fayette County 21%(17.54-25.29)
County Group 21%(17.54-25.29)
Fleming County 16%(10.39-23.29)
County Group 8%(5.05-11.21)
Floyd County 9%(5.4-14.32)
County Group 9%(5.4-14.32)
Franklin County 12%(6.62-21.79)
County Group 19%(13.91-24.85)
Fulton County
County Group 13%(10.53-16.89)
Gallatin County
County Group 15%(10.36-22.06)
Garrard County
County Group 20%(14.37-26)
Grant County 15%(7.92-25.86)
County Group 15%(10.36-22.06)
Graves County 14%(9.61-20.24)
County Group 13%(10.53-16.89)
Grayson County 12%(6.58-20.57)
County Group 10%(6.18-14.69)
Green County 5%(1.8-13.81)
County Group 9%(7.25-12.26)
Greenup County 15%(9.94-22.2)
County Group 15%(9.94-22.2)
Hancock County 16%(8.66-26.61)
County Group 13%(9.48-17.57)
Hardin County 14%(10.27-18.16)
County Group 14%(10.27-18.16)
Harlan County 5%(1.83-12.25)
County Group 8%(6.02-11.26)
Harrison County 2%(0.33-15.48)
County Group 8%(5.05-11.21)
Hart County 4%(1.51-10.22)
County Group 10%(6.18-14.69)
Henderson County 21%(14.9-28.32)
County Group 17%(12.71-23.49)
Henry County
County Group 11%(6.88-15.84)
Hickman County
County Group 13%(10.53-16.89)
Hopkins County 10%(6.32-15.34)
County Group 9%(6.62-13.33)
Jackson County 10%(4.4-22.2)
County Group 7%(4.97-10.53)
Jefferson County 17%(14.49-19.68)
County Group 17%(14.49-19.68)
Jessamine County 22%(12.31-35.7)
County Group 16%(11.23-21.81)
Johnson County 4%(1.86-6.55)
County Group 5%(3.3-8.69)
Kenton County 22%(17.91-27.12)
County Group 22%(17.91-27.12)
Knott County 7%(3.66-13.07)
County Group 6%(3.95-10.19)
Knox County 10%(5.51-16.54)
County Group 8%(6.02-11.26)
Larue County 25%(14.97-39.45)
County Group 20%(14.37-26)
Laurel County 9%(6.22-14.22)
County Group 9%(6.22-14.22)
Lawrence County 9%(4.04-17.31)
County Group 5%(3.3-8.69)
Lee County 10%(3.81-22.99)
County Group 7%(4.97-10.53)
Leslie County 3%(1.46-7.48)
County Group 7%(3.9-11.29)
Letcher County 6%(2.8-11.57)
County Group 6%(3.95-10.19)
Lewis County 12%(6.48-22.32)
County Group 11%(7.72-16.49)
Lincoln County 7%(1.95-21.56)
County Group 9%(7.25-12.26)
Livingston County 7%(2.74-18.38)
County Group 13%(10.32-17.04)
Logan County 18%(11.02-26.71)
County Group 16%(11.84-20.61)
Lyon County 12%(5.37-25.91)
County Group 13%(10.32-17.04)
Madison County 16%(9.77-26.31)
County Group 16%(11.23-21.81)
Magoffin County 5%(1.59-12.45)
County Group 7%(4.97-10.53)
Marion County 20%(11.75-31.66)
County Group 20%(14.37-26)
Marshall County 11%(6.84-17.09)
County Group 13%(10.32-17.04)
Martin County 4%(1.36-10.27)
County Group 5%(3.3-8.69)
Mason County 10%(5.48-16.57)
County Group 8%(5.05-11.21)
McCracken County 20%(15.52-25.29)
County Group 20%(15.52-25.29)
McCreary County 9%(3.72-18.68)
County Group 8%(6.02-11.26)
McLean County 6%(2.39-14.48)
County Group 9%(6.62-13.33)
Meade County 12%(7.12-20.51)
County Group 13%(9.48-17.57)
Menifee County 9%(3.25-22.47)
County Group 8%(5.2-11.83)
Mercer County
County Group 20%(14.37-26)
Metcalfe County 15%(5.51-35.78)
County Group 10%(6.18-14.69)
Monroe County 16%(7.85-30.68)
County Group 9%(7.25-12.26)
Montgomery County 10%(5.61-17.47)
County Group 12%(6.08-21.17)
Morgan County 10%(4.92-17.72)
County Group 8%(5.2-11.83)
Muhlenberg County 13%(8.64-19.96)
County Group 16%(11.84-20.61)
Nelson County 16%(10.79-22.54)
County Group 15%(10.22-21.56)
Nicholas County
County Group 8%(5.05-11.21)
Ohio County 16%(9.06-25.71)
County Group 13%(9.48-17.57)
Oldham County 14%(7.01-25.84)
County Group 11%(6.88-15.84)
Owen County 6%(1.54-18.84)
County Group 11%(6.88-15.84)
Owsley County 3%(0.76-12.87)
County Group 7%(4.97-10.53)
Pendleton County
County Group 15%(10.36-22.06)
Perry County 8%(4.33-14.22)
County Group 7%(3.9-11.29)
Pike County 9%(6.14-12.49)
County Group 9%(6.14-12.49)
Powell County
County Group 12%(6.08-21.17)
Pulaski County 12%(8.72-15.59)
County Group 12%(8.72-15.59)
Robertson County
County Group 8%(5.05-11.21)
Rockcastle County 9%(4.36-18.17)
County Group 7%(4.97-10.53)
Rowan County 20%(14.07-28.52)
County Group 20%(14.07-28.52)
Russell County 5%(2.1-10.84)
County Group 9%(7.25-12.26)
Scott County 21%(13.63-31.85)
County Group 19%(13.91-24.85)
Shelby County 17%(8.66-29.28)
County Group 11%(6.88-15.84)
Simpson County 17%(9.1-29.76)
County Group 16%(11.84-20.61)
Spencer County
County Group 15%(10.22-21.56)
Taylor County 13%(7.78-20.23)
County Group 9%(7.25-12.26)
Todd County 14%(6.77-26.63)
County Group 14%(10.53-19.07)
Trigg County 13%(6.81-22.89)
County Group 13%(10.32-17.04)
Trimble County
County Group 11%(6.88-15.84)
Union County 8%(3.12-18.19)
County Group 17%(12.71-23.49)
Warren County 17%(13.48-21.38)
County Group 17%(13.48-21.38)
Washington County 13%(5.43-29.31)
County Group 20%(14.37-26)
Wayne County 6%(3.04-11.73)
County Group 9%(7.25-12.26)
Webster County 11%(5.49-20.68)
County Group 9%(6.62-13.33)
Whitley County 12%(6.8-21.37)
County Group 8%(6.02-11.26)
Wolfe County 8%(4.02-17.07)
County Group 7%(4.97-10.53)
Woodford County 19%(9.13-35.11)
County Group 19%(13.91-24.85)

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.