Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Smoking (percent adults)

2015-2017

State Percent
Kentucky County 25%(24.1-25.9)
County Group 25%(24.1-25.9)
County Percent
Adair County 32%(23.14-43.35)
County Group 29%(24.98-33.04)
Allen County 31%(20.89-42.9)
County Group 29%(23.39-34.91)
Anderson County 22%(10.55-40.29)
County Group 24%(18.11-30.71)
Ballard County 21%(13.17-32.33)
County Group 20%(16.28-23.49)
Barren County 26%(19.54-34.21)
County Group 29%(23.39-34.91)
Bath County 25%(16.2-36.71)
County Group 28%(22.75-33.85)
Bell County 35%(25.99-45.37)
County Group 35%(31.41-39.43)
Boone County 19%(13.96-24.67)
County Group 19%(13.96-24.67)
Bourbon County
County Group 18%(13.78-24.14)
Boyd County 24%(19.32-28.61)
County Group 24%(19.32-28.61)
Boyle County 20%(8.13-40.45)
County Group 23%(17.65-29.29)
Bracken County 22%(13.47-34.5)
County Group 35%(26.35-45.06)
Breathitt County 35%(23.77-47.1)
County Group 33%(28.37-38.15)
Breckinridge County 42%(29.39-55.2)
County Group 37%(30.91-42.95)
Bullitt County 36%(26.61-46.27)
County Group 31%(24.61-38.43)
Butler County 23%(13.78-36.53)
County Group 29%(23.37-35.06)
Caldwell County 15%(8.03-26.16)
County Group 25%(20.59-29.87)
Calloway County 15%(9.91-22.01)
County Group 20%(16.28-23.49)
Campbell County 22%(15.42-29.35)
County Group 22%(15.42-29.35)
Carlisle County
County Group 20%(16.28-23.49)
Carroll County 25%(12.71-44.48)
County Group 22%(17.66-27.61)
Carter County 32%(24.74-39.89)
County Group 30%(24.14-36.18)
Casey County 36%(26.65-46.91)
County Group 29%(24.98-33.04)
Christian County 29%(23.22-35.9)
County Group 30%(24.31-36.14)
Clark County 14%(7.59-25.27)
County Group 18%(13.78-24.14)
Clay County 39%(27.99-51.7)
County Group 35%(31.41-39.43)
Clinton County 28%(17.54-41.41)
County Group 29%(24.98-33.04)
Crittenden County 23%(11.93-38.41)
County Group 25%(20.59-29.87)
Cumberland County 15%(7.32-27.22)
County Group 29%(24.98-33.04)
Daviess County 22%(17.16-27.1)
County Group 22%(17.16-27.1)
Edmonson County 33%(20.26-49.36)
County Group 29%(23.39-34.91)
Elliott County 25%(13.39-41.52)
County Group 28%(22.75-33.85)
Estill County
County Group 39%(28.19-50.65)
Fayette County 24%(19.29-28.47)
County Group 24%(19.29-28.47)
Fleming County 32%(23.72-42.38)
County Group 24%(17.92-31.4)
Floyd County 28%(21.63-34.63)
County Group 28%(21.63-34.63)
Franklin County 36%(24.75-49.64)
County Group 24%(18.11-30.71)
Fulton County
County Group 20%(16.28-23.49)
Gallatin County
County Group 35%(26.35-45.06)
Garrard County
County Group 23%(17.65-29.29)
Grant County 36%(22.52-52.71)
County Group 35%(26.35-45.06)
Graves County 23%(17.42-29.17)
County Group 20%(16.28-23.49)
Grayson County 38%(27.82-48.33)
County Group 29%(23.37-35.06)
Green County 37%(24.72-51.01)
County Group 29%(24.98-33.04)
Greenup County 20%(14.87-25.18)
County Group 20%(14.87-25.18)
Hancock County 33%(20.11-48.83)
County Group 37%(30.91-42.95)
Hardin County 24%(19.28-28.72)
County Group 24%(19.28-28.72)
Harlan County 29%(21.21-38.88)
County Group 35%(31.41-39.43)
Harrison County
County Group 24%(17.92-31.4)
Hart County 23%(14.43-33.38)
County Group 29%(23.37-35.06)
Henderson County 31%(23.18-39.32)
County Group 33%(26.12-39.83)
Henry County 31%(17.49-49.13)
County Group 22%(17.66-27.61)
Hickman County
County Group 20%(16.28-23.49)
Hopkins County 24%(17.86-30.35)
County Group 24%(19.33-29.53)
Jackson County 41%(29.25-54.79)
County Group 33%(28.37-38.15)
Jefferson County 23%(20.3-25.21)
County Group 23%(20.3-25.21)
Jessamine County 14%(6.49-27.36)
County Group 18%(13.78-24.14)
Johnson County 26%(19.47-32.93)
County Group 24%(19.55-28.99)
Kenton County 26%(21.28-31.57)
County Group 26%(21.28-31.57)
Knott County 29%(21.47-37.88)
County Group 29%(23.9-34.98)
Knox County 41%(31.78-51.75)
County Group 35%(31.41-39.43)
Larue County 29%(17.66-43.37)
County Group 23%(17.65-29.29)
Laurel County 17%(12.62-22.81)
County Group 17%(12.62-22.81)
Lawrence County 19%(13.02-27.67)
County Group 24%(19.55-28.99)
Lee County 27%(15.9-42.59)
County Group 33%(28.37-38.15)
Leslie County 28%(19.37-37.95)
County Group 28%(22.85-32.93)
Letcher County 29%(22.34-37.28)
County Group 29%(23.9-34.98)
Lewis County 25%(16.95-35.18)
County Group 30%(24.14-36.18)
Lincoln County 15%(6.99-28.83)
County Group 29%(24.98-33.04)
Livingston County 27%(13.46-45.97)
County Group 25%(20.59-29.87)
Logan County 28%(19.85-37.4)
County Group 27%(22.26-33.07)
Lyon County 31%(18.13-47.73)
County Group 25%(20.59-29.87)
Madison County 22%(14.94-32.05)
County Group 18%(13.78-24.14)
Magoffin County 30%(20.87-40.54)
County Group 33%(28.37-38.15)
Marion County 28%(19.29-38.75)
County Group 23%(17.65-29.29)
Marshall County 22%(16-30.56)
County Group 25%(20.59-29.87)
Martin County 29%(17.21-45.13)
County Group 24%(19.55-28.99)
Mason County 33%(23.08-43.81)
County Group 24%(17.92-31.4)
McCracken County 30%(24.02-36.46)
County Group 30%(24.02-36.46)
McCreary County 36%(26.46-47.33)
County Group 35%(31.41-39.43)
McLean County 13%(6.45-25.51)
County Group 24%(19.33-29.53)
Meade County 38%(28.98-48.75)
County Group 37%(30.91-42.95)
Menifee County 30%(19.48-43.28)
County Group 28%(22.75-33.85)
Mercer County
County Group 23%(17.65-29.29)
Metcalfe County 25%(14.01-39.89)
County Group 29%(23.37-35.06)
Monroe County 38%(22.7-55.74)
County Group 29%(24.98-33.04)
Montgomery County 27%(19.66-35.36)
County Group 39%(28.19-50.65)
Morgan County 30%(22.03-40.01)
County Group 28%(22.75-33.85)
Muhlenberg County 23%(16.46-30.67)
County Group 27%(22.26-33.07)
Nelson County 22%(15.2-31.03)
County Group 31%(24.61-38.43)
Nicholas County
County Group 24%(17.92-31.4)
Ohio County 33%(22.74-45.09)
County Group 37%(30.91-42.95)
Oldham County 13%(7.78-21.35)
County Group 22%(17.66-27.61)
Owen County 38%(23.83-55.09)
County Group 22%(17.66-27.61)
Owsley County 24%(14.5-37.47)
County Group 33%(28.37-38.15)
Pendleton County 29%(15-47.87)
County Group 35%(26.35-45.06)
Perry County 28%(22.01-33.9)
County Group 28%(22.85-32.93)
Pike County 30%(24.67-35.58)
County Group 30%(24.67-35.58)
Powell County
County Group 39%(28.19-50.65)
Pulaski County 28%(22.85-32.82)
County Group 28%(22.85-32.82)
Robertson County
County Group 24%(17.92-31.4)
Rockcastle County 27%(18.22-38.18)
County Group 33%(28.37-38.15)
Rowan County 26%(19.42-34.04)
County Group 26%(19.42-34.04)
Russell County 38%(25.27-52.11)
County Group 29%(24.98-33.04)
Scott County 11%(5.36-20.01)
County Group 24%(18.11-30.71)
Shelby County 19%(11.6-29.51)
County Group 22%(17.66-27.61)
Simpson County 36%(23.32-51.56)
County Group 27%(22.26-33.07)
Spencer County 25%(14.48-40.63)
County Group 31%(24.61-38.43)
Taylor County 26%(18.91-35.5)
County Group 29%(24.98-33.04)
Todd County 33%(19.8-49.41)
County Group 30%(24.31-36.14)
Trigg County 36%(25.07-48.25)
County Group 25%(20.59-29.87)
Trimble County
County Group 22%(17.66-27.61)
Union County 37%(25.37-50.74)
County Group 33%(26.12-39.83)
Warren County 20%(16.4-25.23)
County Group 20%(16.4-25.23)
Washington County 20%(10.05-35.76)
County Group 23%(17.65-29.29)
Wayne County 27%(18.6-37.49)
County Group 29%(24.98-33.04)
Webster County 33%(21.72-46.5)
County Group 24%(19.33-29.53)
Whitley County 33%(25.76-41.74)
County Group 35%(31.41-39.43)
Wolfe County 42%(28.75-56.44)
County Group 33%(28.37-38.15)
Woodford County 29%(16.96-45.92)
County Group 24%(18.11-30.71)

Notes on this indicator: Percent of adults who are current smokers (variable calculated from one or more BRFSS questions).

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.