Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Smoking (percent adults)

2008-2010

County Percent
Adair County 43%(30.3 - 55.8)
County Group 33%(27.3 - 39.5)
Allen County 28%(18.4 - 39.5)
County Group 26%(21.4 - 30.9)
Anderson County 18%(9.2 - 31.6)
County Group 21%(15.6 - 27.6)
Ballard County 27%(16.7 - 40.6)
County Group 24%(19.3 - 29.9)
Barren County 27%(20.3 - 36)
County Group 26%(21.4 - 30.9)
Bath County 27%(19.7 - 35.3)
County Group 33%(28 - 37.3)
Bell County 29%(19.6 - 41)
County Group 31%(24.2 - 38.3)
Boone County 16%(12 - 21.7)
County Group 19%(15.6 - 23.3)
Bourbon County
County Group 29%(21.6 - 37.4)
Boyd County 24%(18.7 - 29.3)
County Group 24%(18.7 - 29.3)
Boyle County 33%(18.4 - 52.6)
County Group 27%(21.8 - 33.8)
Bracken County 28%(18.4 - 40.3)
County Group 29%(21.6 - 37.4)
Breathitt County 25%(18.2 - 32.8)
County Group 34%(28.8 - 38.8)
Breckinridge County 29%(19 - 42)
County Group 27%(21.8 - 33.8)
Bullitt County 30%(22 - 40)
County Group 25%(21 - 29.8)
Butler County 21%(12 - 32.8)
County Group 26%(21.4 - 30.9)
Caldwell County 34%(19.9 - 51.2)
County Group 24%(18 - 30.3)
Calloway County 30%(21 - 40.8)
County Group 25%(20.6 - 30.9)
Campbell County 23%(17.1 - 29.4)
County Group 19%(15.6 - 23.3)
Carlisle County 6%(2.2 - 15.5)
County Group 25%(20.6 - 30.9)
Carroll County
County Group 30%(23.3 - 36.8)
Carter County 33%(26 - 40.2)
County Group 30%(25.6 - 34.1)
Casey County 27%(17.4 - 38.3)
County Group 26%(21.4 - 32.1)
Christian County 23%(16.6 - 31.7)
County Group 22%(17.6 - 27.1)
Clark County 42%(25.5 - 60.5)
County Group 21%(15.6 - 27.6)
Clay County 32%(22.7 - 42.5)
County Group 34%(28.6 - 38.9)
Clinton County 19%(11.2 - 31.6)
County Group 26%(21.4 - 32.1)
Crittenden County 27%(16.8 - 40.8)
County Group 24%(18 - 30.3)
Cumberland County 29%(17.2 - 43.3)
County Group 26%(21.4 - 32.1)
Daviess County 24%(19 - 29.9)
County Group 24%(19 - 29.9)
Edmonson County 24%(13.3 - 40)
County Group 33%(27.3 - 39.5)
Elliott County 28%(18 - 40.5)
County Group 33%(28 - 37.3)
Estill County
County Group 30%(23.7 - 36.4)
Fayette County 17%(12.6 - 21.5)
County Group 17%(12.6 - 21.5)
Fleming County 26%(19.3 - 34)
County Group 32%(27.6 - 37.7)
Floyd County 26%(21.2 - 32.1)
County Group 30%(23.7 - 36.4)
Franklin County 30%(20.5 - 41.8)
County Group 30%(23.3 - 36.8)
Fulton County
County Group 24%(19.3 - 29.9)
Gallatin County
County Group 30%(23.3 - 36.8)
Garrard County
County Group 33%(27.3 - 39.5)
Grant County 30%(17.1 - 46.7)
County Group 30%(23.3 - 36.8)
Graves County 21%(15.7 - 27.5)
County Group 24%(19.3 - 29.9)
Grayson County 24%(17.5 - 31.7)
County Group 27%(22.9 - 32.1)
Green County 24%(15.1 - 35.7)
County Group 33%(27.3 - 39.5)
Greenup County 24%(18.7 - 29.7)
County Group 24%(18.7 - 29.7)
Hancock County 23%(10.7 - 42)
County Group 27%(21.8 - 33.8)
Hardin County 21%(16.6 - 27.2)
County Group 21%(16.6 - 27.2)
Harlan County 32%(23.5 - 42)
County Group 31%(24.2 - 38.3)
Harrison County
County Group 29%(21.6 - 37.4)
Hart County 26%(16.5 - 38.8)
County Group 26%(21.4 - 32.1)
Henderson County 23%(17.3 - 29.9)
County Group 26%(20.6 - 33.2)
Henry County
County Group 30%(23.3 - 36.8)
Hickman County
County Group 24%(19.3 - 29.9)
Hopkins County 20%(14.8 - 27.1)
County Group 22%(17.6 - 27.1)
Jackson County 36%(24.6 - 48.4)
County Group 29%(24.3 - 34.4)
Jefferson County 23%(20.4 - 26.7)
County Group 23%(20.4 - 26.7)
Jessamine County 27%(14.3 - 44.9)
County Group 21%(15.6 - 27.6)
Johnson County 18%(13.3 - 24.5)
County Group 30%(23.7 - 36.4)
Kenton County 26%(21.2 - 31.3)
County Group 26%(21.2 - 31.3)
Knott County 25%(18.7 - 32.3)
County Group 30%(25.6 - 34.1)
Knox County 26%(19.1 - 34.6)
County Group 29%(24 - 35.2)
Larue County 30%(18 - 46.3)
County Group 27%(21.8 - 33.8)
Laurel County 29%(22.4 - 35.8)
County Group 29%(24.3 - 34.4)
Lawrence County 31%(23.1 - 41.2)
County Group 30%(25.6 - 34.1)
Lee County 37%(26.2 - 50.1)
County Group 30%(23.7 - 36.4)
Leslie County 39%(29.3 - 49.5)
County Group 34%(28.6 - 38.9)
Letcher County 32%(25.9 - 39.6)
County Group 34%(28.6 - 38.9)
Lewis County 38%(30.9 - 44.9)
County Group 32%(27.6 - 37.7)
Lincoln County 42%(28.1 - 57.2)
County Group 33%(27.3 - 39.5)
Livingston County 16%(8.9 - 27.8)
County Group 24%(18 - 30.3)
Logan County 26%(16.5 - 38.5)
County Group 26%(21.4 - 30.9)
Lyon County 15%(7.5 - 28.8)
County Group 24%(18 - 30.3)
Madison County 17%(10.5 - 27.7)
County Group 21%(15.6 - 27.6)
Magoffin County 35%(25.6 - 45.6)
County Group 30%(23.7 - 36.4)
Marion County 25%(16.6 - 35.4)
County Group 27%(21.8 - 33.8)
Marshall County 22%(16 - 29.6)
County Group 25%(20.6 - 30.9)
Martin County 27%(16.1 - 40.7)
County Group 30%(25.6 - 34.1)
Mason County 24%(18.6 - 29.6)
County Group 24%(18.6 - 29.6)
McCracken County 22%(17.2 - 28)
County Group 22%(17.2 - 28)
McCreary County 31%(22.3 - 41.2)
County Group 26%(21.4 - 32.1)
McLean County 22%(13.1 - 34.2)
County Group 22%(17.6 - 27.1)
Meade County 30%(21.5 - 40.5)
County Group 25%(21 - 29.8)
Menifee County 32%(23.4 - 42.7)
County Group 33%(28 - 37.3)
Mercer County 19%(9.6 - 35.3)
County Group 27%(21.8 - 33.8)
Metcalfe County 42%(26.5 - 59)
County Group 27%(21.8 - 34)
Monroe County 26%(15.1 - 40.1)
County Group 27%(21.8 - 34)
Montgomery County 27%(21 - 34.2)
County Group 27%(21 - 34.2)
Morgan County 39%(31.1 - 47.3)
County Group 33%(28 - 37.3)
Muhlenberg County 33%(24.5 - 43)
County Group 27%(22.9 - 32.1)
Nelson County 29%(21.5 - 38.7)
County Group 25%(21 - 29.8)
Nicholas County
County Group 29%(21.6 - 37.4)
Ohio County 20%(12.9 - 29.2)
County Group 27%(22.9 - 32.1)
Oldham County 19%(8.8 - 35.3)
County Group 25%(21 - 29.8)
Owen County 24%(12.6 - 40.8)
County Group 30%(23.3 - 36.8)
Owsley County 41%(27.3 - 56.9)
County Group 34%(28.8 - 38.8)
Pendleton County 38%(24.5 - 54.3)
County Group 29%(21.6 - 37.4)
Perry County 36%(28.9 - 42.7)
County Group 34%(28.8 - 38.8)
Pike County 33%(27.7 - 37.9)
County Group 33%(27.7 - 37.9)
Powell County
County Group 30%(23.7 - 36.4)
Pulaski County 30%(24.1 - 35.7)
County Group 30%(24.1 - 35.7)
Robertson County 27%(14 - 45.4)
County Group 29%(21.6 - 37.4)
Rockcastle County 25%(16.7 - 35.1)
County Group 29%(24.3 - 34.4)
Rowan County 24%(18 - 30.1)
County Group 24%(18 - 30.1)
Russell County 31%(22.7 - 40.2)
County Group 33%(27.3 - 39.5)
Scott County 18%(9.4 - 31.7)
County Group 25%(21 - 29.8)
Shelby County 19%(9.2 - 35)
County Group 25%(21 - 29.8)
Simpson County 23%(12.8 - 37.2)
County Group 26%(21.4 - 30.9)
Spencer County
County Group 25%(21 - 29.8)
Taylor County 22%(14.7 - 31.5)
County Group 27%(21.8 - 34)
Todd County 32%(21.3 - 44.6)
County Group 27%(22.9 - 32.1)
Trigg County 30%(19.7 - 41.9)
County Group 25%(20.6 - 30.9)
Trimble County
County Group 30%(23.3 - 36.8)
Union County 19%(11.5 - 29.9)
County Group 24%(18 - 30.3)
Warren County 24%(19.4 - 30.3)
County Group 24%(19.4 - 30.3)
Washington County 10%(4.2 - 23.8)
County Group 21%(15.6 - 27.6)
Wayne County 22%(15 - 31.9)
County Group 27%(21.8 - 34)
Webster County 37%(22.4 - 54.3)
County Group 26%(20.6 - 33.2)
Whitley County 32%(24.8 - 41)
County Group 29%(24 - 35.2)
Wolfe County 38%(24.2 - 54.3)
County Group 34%(28.8 - 38.8)
Woodford County 9%(4 - 17.9)
County Group 21%(15.6 - 27.6)

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 thirty-nine 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.