Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Smoking (percent adults)

2016-2018

State Percent
Kentucky County 24%(23.3-25.0)
County Group 24%(23.3-25.0)
County Percent
Adair County 32%(22.81-42.94)
County Group 27%(23.04-31.11)
Allen County 38%(27.2-50.62)
County Group 30%(24.64-36.92)
Anderson County 18%(8.15-36.7)
County Group 20%(14.8-27.19)
Ballard County 22%(12.11-36.46)
County Group 21%(17.36-24.72)
Barren County 29%(21.53-37.22)
County Group 30%(24.64-36.92)
Bath County 30%(20.14-41.51)
County Group 28%(21.88-34.84)
Bell County 33%(23.77-44.3)
County Group 32%(27.92-36.41)
Boone County 19%(14.16-24.39)
County Group 19%(14.16-24.39)
Bourbon County 41%(24.08-59.38)
County Group 18%(12.86-23.55)
Boyd County 24%(20-29.14)
County Group 24%(20-29.14)
Boyle County 31%(16.21-51.33)
County Group 27%(21.02-33.65)
Bracken County 20%(12.13-31.78)
County Group 32%(23.71-40.61)
Breathitt County 29%(19.28-41.74)
County Group 31%(26.06-36.05)
Breckinridge County 39%(28.08-52.16)
County Group 33%(27.91-38.98)
Bullitt County 32%(22.97-42.06)
County Group 26%(20.14-32.61)
Butler County 29%(18.5-42.56)
County Group 30%(24.59-36.96)
Caldwell County 26%(15.41-39.55)
County Group 27%(22.34-31.57)
Calloway County 16%(10.78-22.69)
County Group 21%(17.36-24.72)
Campbell County 21%(15.41-29.07)
County Group 21%(15.41-29.07)
Carlisle County
County Group 21%(17.36-24.72)
Carroll County 24%(12.05-42.29)
County Group 18%(13.89-23.8)
Carter County 33%(25.11-41.26)
County Group 30%(24.04-37.03)
Casey County 27%(18.77-36.93)
County Group 27%(23.04-31.11)
Christian County 27%(21.72-33.06)
County Group 26%(21.33-31.8)
Clark County 18%(8.43-33.67)
County Group 18%(12.86-23.55)
Clay County 38%(26.16-52.39)
County Group 32%(27.92-36.41)
Clinton County 26%(14.2-42.08)
County Group 27%(23.04-31.11)
Crittenden County 30%(17.01-47.86)
County Group 27%(22.34-31.57)
Cumberland County
County Group 27%(23.04-31.11)
Daviess County 20%(15.81-25.38)
County Group 20%(15.81-25.38)
Edmonson County 25%(12.98-42.97)
County Group 30%(24.64-36.92)
Elliott County 27%(14.23-45)
County Group 28%(21.88-34.84)
Estill County
County Group 34%(25.57-44.13)
Fayette County 21%(16.99-25.03)
County Group 21%(16.99-25.03)
Fleming County 27%(19.71-35.67)
County Group 23%(16.15-31.97)
Floyd County 27%(20.65-35.25)
County Group 27%(20.65-35.25)
Franklin County 31%(19.59-44.47)
County Group 20%(14.8-27.19)
Fulton County
County Group 21%(17.36-24.72)
Gallatin County
County Group 32%(23.71-40.61)
Garrard County 23%(11.1-41.28)
County Group 27%(21.02-33.65)
Grant County 32%(19.74-47.63)
County Group 32%(23.71-40.61)
Graves County 24%(18.21-30.03)
County Group 21%(17.36-24.72)
Grayson County 32%(22.27-43.04)
County Group 30%(24.59-36.96)
Green County 37%(24.49-52.03)
County Group 27%(23.04-31.11)
Greenup County 24%(18.11-29.95)
County Group 24%(18.11-29.95)
Hancock County 30%(18.45-44.48)
County Group 33%(27.91-38.98)
Hardin County 26%(21.74-31.6)
County Group 26%(21.74-31.6)
Harlan County 26%(18.14-34.74)
County Group 32%(27.92-36.41)
Harrison County
County Group 23%(16.15-31.97)
Hart County 25%(15.02-38.07)
County Group 30%(24.59-36.96)
Henderson County 29%(22.42-36.67)
County Group 28%(22.58-34.76)
Henry County 25%(13.13-43.46)
County Group 18%(13.89-23.8)
Hickman County
County Group 21%(17.36-24.72)
Hopkins County 26%(20.29-32.21)
County Group 25%(20.25-29.84)
Jackson County 35%(23.14-48.86)
County Group 31%(26.06-36.05)
Jefferson County 24%(21.07-26.4)
County Group 24%(21.07-26.4)
Jessamine County 13%(6.32-25.63)
County Group 18%(12.86-23.55)
Johnson County 28%(21-35.98)
County Group 26%(21.19-31.53)
Kenton County 26%(21.1-31.11)
County Group 26%(21.1-31.11)
Knott County 26%(18.48-35.39)
County Group 28%(22.89-34.46)
Knox County 33%(23.59-44.1)
County Group 32%(27.92-36.41)
Larue County 25%(15.82-37.07)
County Group 27%(21.02-33.65)
Laurel County 18%(13.86-23.8)
County Group 18%(13.86-23.8)
Lawrence County 23%(15.25-32.21)
County Group 26%(21.19-31.53)
Lee County 35%(21.59-51.23)
County Group 31%(26.06-36.05)
Leslie County 30%(20.75-42.06)
County Group 31%(24.97-36.82)
Letcher County 30%(23.01-38.77)
County Group 28%(22.89-34.46)
Lewis County 24%(16.06-35.29)
County Group 30%(24.04-37.03)
Lincoln County 15%(7.01-29.6)
County Group 27%(23.04-31.11)
Livingston County 24%(13.26-39.12)
County Group 27%(22.34-31.57)
Logan County 29%(20.16-39.16)
County Group 26%(20.91-31.36)
Lyon County 24%(13.12-40.81)
County Group 27%(22.34-31.57)
Madison County 13%(7.55-20.6)
County Group 18%(12.86-23.55)
Magoffin County 29%(19.44-40.27)
County Group 31%(26.06-36.05)
Marion County 26%(17.83-36.56)
County Group 27%(21.02-33.65)
Marshall County 26%(19.16-34.2)
County Group 27%(22.34-31.57)
Martin County 28%(16.47-42.68)
County Group 26%(21.19-31.53)
Mason County 35%(25.38-45.61)
County Group 23%(16.15-31.97)
McCracken County 28%(21.9-35.06)
County Group 28%(21.9-35.06)
McCreary County 31%(21.3-43.74)
County Group 32%(27.92-36.41)
McLean County 17%(8.86-29.54)
County Group 25%(20.25-29.84)
Meade County 31%(22.44-41.21)
County Group 33%(27.91-38.98)
Menifee County 21%(11.89-34.77)
County Group 28%(21.88-34.84)
Mercer County
County Group 27%(21.02-33.65)
Metcalfe County 37%(23.23-53.79)
County Group 30%(24.59-36.96)
Monroe County 49%(33.67-64.25)
County Group 27%(23.04-31.11)
Montgomery County 30%(23.13-38.93)
County Group 34%(25.57-44.13)
Morgan County 31%(21.12-44.11)
County Group 28%(21.88-34.84)
Muhlenberg County 21%(15.32-29.29)
County Group 26%(20.91-31.36)
Nelson County 20%(13.35-27.94)
County Group 26%(20.14-32.61)
Nicholas County
County Group 23%(16.15-31.97)
Ohio County 32%(23.13-43.17)
County Group 33%(27.91-38.98)
Oldham County 10%(5.92-15.8)
County Group 18%(13.89-23.8)
Owen County 19%(9.89-34.81)
County Group 18%(13.89-23.8)
Owsley County 27%(16.77-39.75)
County Group 31%(26.06-36.05)
Pendleton County
County Group 32%(23.71-40.61)
Perry County 31%(24.02-38.22)
County Group 31%(24.97-36.82)
Pike County 28%(22.8-34.41)
County Group 28%(22.8-34.41)
Powell County
County Group 34%(25.57-44.13)
Pulaski County 24%(20.02-29.15)
County Group 24%(20.02-29.15)
Robertson County
County Group 23%(16.15-31.97)
Rockcastle County 26%(16.04-38.1)
County Group 31%(26.06-36.05)
Rowan County 26%(19.24-33.8)
County Group 26%(19.24-33.8)
Russell County 31%(19.67-44.37)
County Group 27%(23.04-31.11)
Scott County 11%(5.26-22.88)
County Group 20%(14.8-27.19)
Shelby County 18%(8.94-31.98)
County Group 18%(13.89-23.8)
Simpson County 28%(18.33-40.72)
County Group 26%(20.91-31.36)
Spencer County 17%(8.11-31.04)
County Group 26%(20.14-32.61)
Taylor County 16%(10.31-25.11)
County Group 27%(23.04-31.11)
Todd County 23%(12.15-38.55)
County Group 26%(21.33-31.8)
Trigg County 31%(21.06-42.74)
County Group 27%(22.34-31.57)
Trimble County
County Group 18%(13.89-23.8)
Union County 26%(16.12-39.42)
County Group 28%(22.58-34.76)
Warren County 20%(16.33-24.84)
County Group 20%(16.33-24.84)
Washington County 25%(11.84-46.53)
County Group 27%(21.02-33.65)
Wayne County 23%(15.48-33.18)
County Group 27%(23.04-31.11)
Webster County 28%(17.71-41.18)
County Group 25%(20.25-29.84)
Whitley County 32%(23.64-40.75)
County Group 32%(27.92-36.41)
Wolfe County 40%(26.3-54.86)
County Group 31%(26.06-36.05)
Woodford County 20%(10.17-36.66)
County Group 20%(14.8-27.19)

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.