Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Smoking (percent adults)

2012-2014

State Percent
Kentucky County 27%(26.1-27.8)
County Group 27%(26.1-27.8)
County Percent
Adair County 28%(19.29-39.64)
County Group 30%(26.53-34.17)
Allen County 33%(21.49-47.59)
County Group 29%(23.75-35.82)
Anderson County 26%(16.1-38.89)
County Group 22%(18.29-27.12)
Ballard County 27%(16.05-41.21)
County Group 27%(22.15-32.64)
Barren County 26%(19.18-34.53)
County Group 29%(23.75-35.82)
Bath County 28%(21.05-35.56)
County Group 31%(26.27-35.84)
Bell County 37%(28.03-47.16)
County Group 33%(29.69-37.32)
Boone County 23%(18.67-27.78)
County Group 23%(18.67-27.78)
Bourbon County 33%(19.47-50.1)
County Group 32%(27.22-36.81)
Boyd County 29%(23.68-36.01)
County Group 29%(23.68-36.01)
Boyle County 20%(10.92-33.7)
County Group 24%(19.72-29.92)
Bracken County 29%(21.81-38.53)
County Group 29%(23.53-35.5)
Breathitt County 31%(23.07-40.19)
County Group 34%(29.32-38.77)
Breckinridge County 29%(19.94-40.41)
County Group 29%(23.86-34.83)
Bullitt County 27%(20.35-35.48)
County Group 27%(21.73-32.74)
Butler County 24%(13.36-38.27)
County Group 28%(22.78-34.43)
Caldwell County 22%(13.03-33.53)
County Group 26%(21.7-31.44)
Calloway County 26%(18.27-35.27)
County Group 27%(22.15-32.64)
Campbell County 25%(20.4-30.67)
County Group 25%(20.4-30.67)
Carlisle County 23%(11.14-41.66)
County Group 27%(22.15-32.64)
Carroll County 29%(17.72-43.04)
County Group 23%(18.87-28.18)
Carter County 29%(21.87-37.91)
County Group 32%(26.51-37.72)
Casey County 19%(12.2-28.82)
County Group 30%(26.53-34.17)
Christian County 26%(19.83-33.77)
County Group 25%(19.43-31.27)
Clark County 32%(22.71-44.05)
County Group 32%(27.22-36.81)
Clay County 35%(24.83-46.37)
County Group 33%(29.69-37.32)
Clinton County 26%(14.75-40.56)
County Group 30%(26.53-34.17)
Crittenden County 28%(14.35-47.47)
County Group 26%(21.7-31.44)
Cumberland County 37%(21.59-56.4)
County Group 30%(26.53-34.17)
Daviess County 24%(19.35-29.75)
County Group 24%(19.35-29.75)
Edmonson County 33%(21.38-47.04)
County Group 29%(23.75-35.82)
Elliott County 31%(19.99-45.08)
County Group 31%(26.27-35.84)
Estill County 47%(32.59-62.21)
County Group 33%(26.84-40.44)
Fayette County 24%(21.1-28.13)
County Group 24%(21.1-28.13)
Fleming County 25%(19.45-31.67)
County Group 29%(23.36-34.71)
Floyd County 39%(32.38-46.75)
County Group 39%(32.38-46.75)
Franklin County 25%(18.24-33.3)
County Group 22%(18.29-27.12)
Fulton County 32%(17.25-51.29)
County Group 27%(22.15-32.64)
Gallatin County
County Group 29%(23.53-35.5)
Garrard County 22%(13.1-34.83)
County Group 24%(19.72-29.92)
Grant County 29%(20.71-39.5)
County Group 29%(23.53-35.5)
Graves County 29%(20.24-38.65)
County Group 27%(22.15-32.64)
Grayson County 34%(24.16-45.23)
County Group 28%(22.78-34.43)
Green County 34%(21.11-49.11)
County Group 30%(26.53-34.17)
Greenup County 25%(19.71-30.93)
County Group 25%(19.71-30.93)
Hancock County 33%(18.65-51.13)
County Group 29%(23.86-34.83)
Hardin County 30%(23.97-35.84)
County Group 30%(23.97-35.84)
Harlan County 30%(22.81-38.35)
County Group 33%(29.69-37.32)
Harrison County 29%(18.95-41.99)
County Group 29%(23.36-34.71)
Hart County 22%(14.51-30.69)
County Group 28%(22.78-34.43)
Henderson County 30%(22.62-38.93)
County Group 29%(22.25-35.96)
Henry County 41%(26.96-56.56)
County Group 23%(18.87-28.18)
Hickman County
County Group 27%(22.15-32.64)
Hopkins County 27%(19.63-35.84)
County Group 26%(19.67-32.45)
Jackson County 37%(25.42-49.91)
County Group 34%(29.32-38.77)
Jefferson County 23%(20.92-25.72)
County Group 23%(20.92-25.72)
Jessamine County 30%(21.45-39.94)
County Group 32%(27.22-36.81)
Johnson County 26%(20.27-33.18)
County Group 28%(23.46-33.54)
Kenton County 26%(22.63-30.77)
County Group 26%(22.63-30.77)
Knott County 25%(17.6-33.28)
County Group 32%(25.36-38.6)
Knox County 35%(26.78-44)
County Group 33%(29.69-37.32)
Larue County 30%(18.55-43.97)
County Group 24%(19.72-29.92)
Laurel County 30%(23.89-36.55)
County Group 30%(23.89-36.55)
Lawrence County 27%(18.47-37.13)
County Group 28%(23.46-33.54)
Lee County 34%(18.91-54.08)
County Group 34%(29.32-38.77)
Leslie County 33%(23.63-42.85)
County Group 31%(26.01-36.25)
Letcher County 37%(28.25-47.32)
County Group 32%(25.36-38.6)
Lewis County 36%(29.65-43.41)
County Group 32%(26.51-37.72)
Lincoln County 38%(26.3-51.61)
County Group 30%(26.53-34.17)
Livingston County 23%(12.91-37.62)
County Group 26%(21.7-31.44)
Logan County 27%(18.08-38.61)
County Group 28%(22.03-34.4)
Lyon County 28%(14.39-46.52)
County Group 26%(21.7-31.44)
Madison County 32%(25.54-39.81)
County Group 32%(27.22-36.81)
Magoffin County 29%(19.79-40.1)
County Group 34%(29.32-38.77)
Marion County 33%(21.93-45.92)
County Group 24%(19.72-29.92)
Marshall County 30%(22.22-38.19)
County Group 26%(21.7-31.44)
Martin County 37%(25.16-50.06)
County Group 28%(23.46-33.54)
Mason County 24%(17.81-31.59)
County Group 29%(23.36-34.71)
McCracken County 25%(18.91-32.77)
County Group 25%(18.91-32.77)
McCreary County 36%(27.04-46.9)
County Group 33%(29.69-37.32)
McLean County 18%(9.35-32.33)
County Group 26%(19.67-32.45)
Meade County 35%(25.58-45.39)
County Group 29%(23.86-34.83)
Menifee County 33%(21.34-47.64)
County Group 31%(26.27-35.84)
Mercer County 26%(15.76-40.5)
County Group 24%(19.72-29.92)
Metcalfe County 30%(18.18-44.81)
County Group 28%(22.78-34.43)
Monroe County 43%(28.04-58.38)
County Group 30%(26.53-34.17)
Montgomery County 30%(22.87-38.92)
County Group 33%(26.84-40.44)
Morgan County 32%(24.77-39.62)
County Group 31%(26.27-35.84)
Muhlenberg County 29%(21.44-37.68)
County Group 28%(22.03-34.4)
Nelson County 26%(19.61-34.68)
County Group 27%(21.73-32.74)
Nicholas County
County Group 29%(23.36-34.71)
Ohio County 21%(13.69-31.98)
County Group 29%(23.86-34.83)
Oldham County 16%(10.09-23.1)
County Group 23%(18.87-28.18)
Owen County 23%(12.91-37.25)
County Group 23%(18.87-28.18)
Owsley County 42%(26.88-58.43)
County Group 34%(29.32-38.77)
Pendleton County 24%(14.42-38)
County Group 29%(23.53-35.5)
Perry County 30%(24.46-36.13)
County Group 31%(26.01-36.25)
Pike County 30%(25.29-34.73)
County Group 30%(25.29-34.73)
Powell County 26%(14.41-41.59)
County Group 33%(26.84-40.44)
Pulaski County 30%(24.38-37.05)
County Group 30%(24.38-37.05)
Robertson County 42%(24.95-60.51)
County Group 29%(23.36-34.71)
Rockcastle County 32%(22.55-43.85)
County Group 34%(29.32-38.77)
Rowan County 26%(20.43-33.34)
County Group 26%(20.43-33.34)
Russell County 25%(16.14-36.62)
County Group 30%(26.53-34.17)
Scott County 20%(13.55-29.08)
County Group 22%(18.29-27.12)
Shelby County 24%(15.41-35.69)
County Group 23%(18.87-28.18)
Simpson County 27%(13.41-46.27)
County Group 28%(22.03-34.4)
Spencer County
County Group 27%(21.73-32.74)
Taylor County 30%(21.71-39.82)
County Group 30%(26.53-34.17)
Todd County 20%(11.75-31.38)
County Group 25%(19.43-31.27)
Trigg County 23%(12.67-38.83)
County Group 26%(21.7-31.44)
Trimble County
County Group 23%(18.87-28.18)
Union County 25%(14.64-39.54)
County Group 29%(22.25-35.96)
Warren County 28%(22.95-34.32)
County Group 28%(22.95-34.32)
Washington County 18%(9.22-30.97)
County Group 24%(19.72-29.92)
Wayne County 28%(19.75-37.09)
County Group 30%(26.53-34.17)
Webster County 26%(14.04-42.29)
County Group 26%(19.67-32.45)
Whitley County 31%(22.69-40.6)
County Group 33%(29.69-37.32)
Wolfe County 39%(27.22-51.53)
County Group 34%(29.32-38.77)
Woodford County 18%(10.51-28.41)
County Group 22%(18.29-27.12)

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.