Social & Behavioral Indicator

Binge Drinking (percent adults)

2016-2018

State Percent
Kentucky County 15%(14.3-15.8)
County Group 15%(14.3-15.8)
County Percent
Adair County 9%(4.51-15.83)
County Group 12%(8.9-15.39)
Allen County 12%(5.82-23.37)
County Group 15%(10.29-21.33)
Anderson County 19%(8.14-37.96)
County Group 15%(10.72-20.14)
Ballard County 13%(6.3-25.65)
County Group 13%(9.82-15.92)
Barren County 13%(8.19-20.37)
County Group 15%(10.29-21.33)
Bath County 10%(4.45-20.51)
County Group 8%(5.4-12.27)
Bell County 4%(1.95-10.02)
County Group 8%(5.58-10.51)
Boone County 20%(15.59-25.28)
County Group 20%(15.59-25.28)
Bourbon County 11%(3.83-26.86)
County Group 16%(11.29-22.63)
Boyd County 9%(6.55-12.08)
County Group 9%(6.55-12.08)
Boyle County 12%(4.95-27.5)
County Group 15%(10.01-20.63)
Bracken County 14%(7.09-25.72)
County Group 17%(11.67-25.02)
Breathitt County 5%(2.26-9.69)
County Group 7%(4.69-9.84)
Breckinridge County 9%(3.69-19.75)
County Group 14%(10.07-18.4)
Bullitt County 17%(9.6-27.29)
County Group 16%(10.92-21.92)
Butler County 4%(1.12-11.35)
County Group 10%(6.31-14.57)
Caldwell County 23%(13.65-37.09)
County Group 16%(12.61-19.95)
Calloway County 15%(9.91-20.9)
County Group 13%(9.82-15.92)
Campbell County 20%(15.32-26.33)
County Group 20%(15.32-26.33)
Carlisle County
County Group 13%(9.82-15.92)
Carroll County 10%(2.91-28.56)
County Group 14%(10.37-18.2)
Carter County 10%(6.24-16.05)
County Group 11%(7.64-16.08)
Casey County 14%(7.25-25.36)
County Group 12%(8.9-15.39)
Christian County 14%(10.39-19.39)
County Group 13%(10-17.95)
Clark County 16%(6.66-33.44)
County Group 16%(11.29-22.63)
Clay County 7%(3.1-15.99)
County Group 8%(5.58-10.51)
Clinton County 13%(5.11-28.6)
County Group 12%(8.9-15.39)
Crittenden County 16%(7.36-32.06)
County Group 16%(12.61-19.95)
Cumberland County
County Group 12%(8.9-15.39)
Daviess County 18%(13.8-22.7)
County Group 18%(13.8-22.7)
Edmonson County 22%(10.14-41.82)
County Group 15%(10.29-21.33)
Elliott County 3%(0.74-8.47)
County Group 8%(5.4-12.27)
Estill County
County Group 9%(4.34-16.07)
Fayette County 20%(16.83-24.46)
County Group 20%(16.83-24.46)
Fleming County 15%(9.63-23.14)
County Group 5%(3.5-8.33)
Floyd County 8%(4.94-12.76)
County Group 8%(4.94-12.76)
Franklin County 12%(6.64-20.03)
County Group 15%(10.72-20.14)
Fulton County
County Group 13%(9.82-15.92)
Gallatin County
County Group 17%(11.67-25.02)
Garrard County 21%(8.71-42.97)
County Group 15%(10.01-20.63)
Grant County 14%(7.39-26.47)
County Group 17%(11.67-25.02)
Graves County 12%(8.25-17.93)
County Group 13%(9.82-15.92)
Grayson County 13%(7.72-21.69)
County Group 10%(6.31-14.57)
Green County 10%(3.72-23.03)
County Group 12%(8.9-15.39)
Greenup County 13%(8.35-18.43)
County Group 13%(8.35-18.43)
Hancock County 16%(8.06-29.43)
County Group 14%(10.07-18.4)
Hardin County 13%(9.9-17.58)
County Group 13%(9.9-17.58)
Harlan County 5%(2.08-12.25)
County Group 8%(5.58-10.51)
Harrison County
County Group 5%(3.5-8.33)
Hart County 3%(1.13-8.52)
County Group 10%(6.31-14.57)
Henderson County 14%(8.91-19.99)
County Group 13%(9.1-18.61)
Henry County 9%(2.77-25.22)
County Group 14%(10.37-18.2)
Hickman County
County Group 13%(9.82-15.92)
Hopkins County 11%(7.19-16.21)
County Group 11%(7.69-15.3)
Jackson County 9%(3.76-20.28)
County Group 7%(4.69-9.84)
Jefferson County 17%(14.67-19.02)
County Group 17%(14.67-19.02)
Jessamine County 17%(8.2-31.11)
County Group 16%(11.29-22.63)
Johnson County 3%(1.65-5.8)
County Group 5%(2.69-7.5)
Kenton County 25%(20.55-30.51)
County Group 25%(20.55-30.51)
Knott County 7%(3.54-13.5)
County Group 7%(4.06-10.91)
Knox County 9%(4.83-16.03)
County Group 8%(5.58-10.51)
Larue County 18%(9.78-30.05)
County Group 15%(10.01-20.63)
Laurel County 9%(5.64-14.17)
County Group 9%(5.64-14.17)
Lawrence County 8%(3.84-16.29)
County Group 5%(2.69-7.5)
Lee County 9%(2.8-26.17)
County Group 7%(4.69-9.84)
Leslie County 4%(2.06-7.95)
County Group 6%(4.03-9.01)
Letcher County 6%(3.08-13)
County Group 7%(4.06-10.91)
Lewis County 13%(7.19-23.89)
County Group 11%(7.64-16.08)
Lincoln County 10%(3.02-26.7)
County Group 12%(8.9-15.39)
Livingston County 12%(5.76-24.24)
County Group 16%(12.61-19.95)
Logan County 17%(11.02-26.62)
County Group 15%(11.19-19.72)
Lyon County 14%(6.69-27.15)
County Group 16%(12.61-19.95)
Madison County 18%(10.43-28.32)
County Group 16%(11.29-22.63)
Magoffin County 3%(1.41-7.74)
County Group 7%(4.69-9.84)
Marion County 12%(6.82-20.85)
County Group 15%(10.01-20.63)
Marshall County 15%(10.08-21.61)
County Group 16%(12.61-19.95)
Martin County 1%(0.39-3.28)
County Group 5%(2.69-7.5)
Mason County 6%(2.83-12.34)
County Group 5%(3.5-8.33)
McCracken County 20%(15.14-25.66)
County Group 20%(15.14-25.66)
McCreary County 3%(0.94-6.52)
County Group 8%(5.58-10.51)
McLean County 10%(3.32-25.64)
County Group 11%(7.69-15.3)
Meade County 16%(10.05-24.69)
County Group 14%(10.07-18.4)
Menifee County 5%(1.46-17.79)
County Group 8%(5.4-12.27)
Mercer County
County Group 15%(10.01-20.63)
Metcalfe County 18%(7.56-36.88)
County Group 10%(6.31-14.57)
Monroe County 14%(7.02-27.3)
County Group 12%(8.9-15.39)
Montgomery County 10%(6.1-15.87)
County Group 9%(4.34-16.07)
Morgan County 12%(7.07-20.97)
County Group 8%(5.4-12.27)
Muhlenberg County 12%(7.37-18.49)
County Group 15%(11.19-19.72)
Nelson County 15%(9.71-21.22)
County Group 16%(10.92-21.92)
Nicholas County
County Group 5%(3.5-8.33)
Ohio County 14%(7.34-24.14)
County Group 14%(10.07-18.4)
Oldham County 17%(10.9-24.61)
County Group 14%(10.37-18.2)
Owen County 13%(4.91-29.75)
County Group 14%(10.37-18.2)
Owsley County 3%(0.66-10.89)
County Group 7%(4.69-9.84)
Pendleton County
County Group 17%(11.67-25.02)
Perry County 7%(4.27-11)
County Group 6%(4.03-9.01)
Pike County 10%(6.63-13.66)
County Group 10%(6.63-13.66)
Powell County
County Group 9%(4.34-16.07)
Pulaski County 13%(9.68-16.64)
County Group 13%(9.68-16.64)
Robertson County
County Group 5%(3.5-8.33)
Rockcastle County 9%(4.53-18.05)
County Group 7%(4.69-9.84)
Rowan County 18%(11.91-25.14)
County Group 18%(11.91-25.14)
Russell County 15%(6.1-33.65)
County Group 12%(8.9-15.39)
Scott County 14%(8.4-23.58)
County Group 15%(10.72-20.14)
Shelby County 14%(7.94-23.57)
County Group 14%(10.37-18.2)
Simpson County 16%(8.68-27.93)
County Group 15%(11.19-19.72)
Spencer County 14%(5.97-30.17)
County Group 16%(10.92-21.92)
Taylor County 14%(8.12-22.3)
County Group 12%(8.9-15.39)
Todd County 10%(4.3-21.7)
County Group 13%(10-17.95)
Trigg County 14%(7.91-24.88)
County Group 16%(12.61-19.95)
Trimble County
County Group 14%(10.37-18.2)
Union County 12%(5.45-24.75)
County Group 13%(9.1-18.61)
Warren County 17%(12.96-21.2)
County Group 17%(12.96-21.2)
Washington County 14%(5.11-31.25)
County Group 15%(10.01-20.63)
Wayne County 10%(5.16-16.96)
County Group 12%(8.9-15.39)
Webster County 12%(5.32-24.56)
County Group 11%(7.69-15.3)
Whitley County 14%(7.88-22.54)
County Group 8%(5.58-10.51)
Wolfe County 7%(3.37-15.71)
County Group 7%(4.69-9.84)
Woodford County 17%(8.3-31.27)
County Group 15%(10.72-20.14)

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.