Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Smoking (percent adults)

2014-2016

State Percent
Kentucky County 26%(24.6-26.4)
County Group 26%(24.6-26.4)
County Percent
Adair County 25%(16.61-36.73)
County Group 29%(24.69-32.91)
Allen County 38%(25.65-51.14)
County Group 30%(24.61-37.09)
Anderson County 23%(11.9-40)
County Group 25%(20.05-31.82)
Ballard County 21%(13.04-31.5)
County Group 20%(16.59-24.97)
Barren County 25%(18.52-33.1)
County Group 30%(24.61-37.09)
Bath County 32%(23.05-42.27)
County Group 33%(27.98-38.38)
Bell County 37%(27.69-47.04)
County Group 35%(31.07-39.05)
Boone County 17%(12.53-21.58)
County Group 17%(12.53-21.58)
Bourbon County
County Group 27%(21.99-32.87)
Boyd County 27%(21.86-33.52)
County Group 27%(21.86-33.52)
Boyle County 16%(7.53-32.01)
County Group 20%(15.26-25.48)
Bracken County 29%(19.24-40.61)
County Group 36%(27.63-44.48)
Breathitt County 36%(27.21-45.79)
County Group 33%(28.72-38.33)
Breckinridge County 29%(19.17-41.85)
County Group 33%(27.6-39.91)
Bullitt County 27%(19.39-36.91)
County Group 26%(20.35-32.29)
Butler County 22%(12.57-35.42)
County Group 29%(23.29-34.95)
Caldwell County 14%(7.61-25.24)
County Group 21%(17.25-26.43)
Calloway County 20%(13.7-29.28)
County Group 20%(16.59-24.97)
Campbell County 24%(17.76-30.86)
County Group 24%(17.76-30.86)
Carlisle County 7%(2.58-18.84)
County Group 20%(16.59-24.97)
Carroll County 31%(16.55-49.57)
County Group 23%(18.5-27.84)
Carter County 30%(22.85-37.51)
County Group 29%(23.94-35.03)
Casey County 37%(26.89-47.47)
County Group 29%(24.69-32.91)
Christian County 30%(23.4-37.78)
County Group 31%(24.52-37.62)
Clark County 29%(19.14-41.56)
County Group 27%(21.99-32.87)
Clay County 35%(24.25-48.5)
County Group 35%(31.07-39.05)
Clinton County 30%(18.76-43.33)
County Group 29%(24.69-32.91)
Crittenden County 8%(3.53-18.04)
County Group 21%(17.25-26.43)
Cumberland County 19%(9.05-36.82)
County Group 29%(24.69-32.91)
Daviess County 25%(19.91-30.82)
County Group 25%(19.91-30.82)
Edmonson County 34%(20.48-49.94)
County Group 30%(24.61-37.09)
Elliott County 30%(19.53-44.03)
County Group 33%(27.98-38.38)
Estill County
County Group 38%(26.99-49.62)
Fayette County 25%(20.58-29.69)
County Group 25%(20.58-29.69)
Fleming County 32%(23.65-41.19)
County Group 23%(17.4-30.28)
Floyd County 33%(26.49-40)
County Group 33%(26.49-40)
Franklin County 30%(20.64-42.05)
County Group 25%(20.05-31.82)
Fulton County
County Group 20%(16.59-24.97)
Gallatin County
County Group 36%(27.63-44.48)
Garrard County 20%(10.47-35.89)
County Group 20%(15.26-25.48)
Grant County 33%(21.37-47.54)
County Group 36%(27.63-44.48)
Graves County 22%(15.95-29.73)
County Group 20%(16.59-24.97)
Grayson County 39%(29-49.83)
County Group 29%(23.29-34.95)
Green County 40%(26.38-56.15)
County Group 29%(24.69-32.91)
Greenup County 18%(13.72-23.51)
County Group 18%(13.72-23.51)
Hancock County 31%(16.71-50.5)
County Group 33%(27.6-39.91)
Hardin County 24%(19.66-29.91)
County Group 24%(19.66-29.91)
Harlan County 33%(24.83-41.58)
County Group 35%(31.07-39.05)
Harrison County 25%(13.19-42.8)
County Group 23%(17.4-30.28)
Hart County 22%(14.68-31.46)
County Group 29%(23.29-34.95)
Henderson County 33%(25.31-42.09)
County Group 34%(27.78-41.61)
Henry County 38%(24.98-52.25)
County Group 23%(18.5-27.84)
Hickman County
County Group 20%(16.59-24.97)
Hopkins County 22%(15.61-30.5)
County Group 22%(17.21-28.81)
Jackson County 43%(30.35-56.96)
County Group 33%(28.72-38.33)
Jefferson County 23%(20.5-25.27)
County Group 23%(20.5-25.27)
Jessamine County 20%(12.14-31.7)
County Group 27%(21.99-32.87)
Johnson County 25%(19.15-31.56)
County Group 24%(19.6-28.69)
Kenton County 26%(21.07-30.61)
County Group 26%(21.07-30.61)
Knott County 27%(20.05-35.89)
County Group 29%(23.82-34.88)
Knox County 37%(27.36-47.16)
County Group 35%(31.07-39.05)
Larue County 31%(18.57-46.34)
County Group 20%(15.26-25.48)
Laurel County 19%(14.36-25.85)
County Group 19%(14.36-25.85)
Lawrence County 18%(12.05-26.22)
County Group 24%(19.6-28.69)
Lee County 24%(12.87-39.19)
County Group 33%(28.72-38.33)
Leslie County 31%(22.49-40.6)
County Group 29%(24.51-34.47)
Letcher County 31%(23.54-38.8)
County Group 29%(23.82-34.88)
Lewis County 28%(21.26-36.27)
County Group 29%(23.94-35.03)
Lincoln County 21%(11.18-36.89)
County Group 29%(24.69-32.91)
Livingston County 29%(15.85-46.96)
County Group 21%(17.25-26.43)
Logan County 25%(16.56-35.08)
County Group 26%(20.74-31.59)
Lyon County 26%(14.16-41.67)
County Group 21%(17.25-26.43)
Madison County 29%(20.81-37.74)
County Group 27%(21.99-32.87)
Magoffin County 30%(21.41-40.94)
County Group 33%(28.72-38.33)
Marion County 26%(16.73-37.48)
County Group 20%(15.26-25.48)
Marshall County 18%(12.54-26.25)
County Group 21%(17.25-26.43)
Martin County 37%(23.25-52.44)
County Group 24%(19.6-28.69)
Mason County 27%(17.66-38.08)
County Group 23%(17.4-30.28)
McCracken County 26%(20.03-33.47)
County Group 26%(20.03-33.47)
McCreary County 37%(27.38-47.96)
County Group 35%(31.07-39.05)
McLean County 14%(6.33-27.99)
County Group 22%(17.21-28.81)
Meade County 42%(32.47-53.13)
County Group 33%(27.6-39.91)
Menifee County 32%(21.47-44.67)
County Group 33%(27.98-38.38)
Mercer County 11%(4.13-24.25)
County Group 20%(15.26-25.48)
Metcalfe County 25%(13.38-40.92)
County Group 29%(23.29-34.95)
Monroe County 26%(14.43-42.4)
County Group 29%(24.69-32.91)
Montgomery County 28%(20.67-35.77)
County Group 38%(26.99-49.62)
Morgan County 35%(27.16-44.23)
County Group 33%(27.98-38.38)
Muhlenberg County 23%(16.98-30.73)
County Group 26%(20.74-31.59)
Nelson County 25%(17.55-33.41)
County Group 26%(20.35-32.29)
Nicholas County
County Group 23%(17.4-30.28)
Ohio County 28%(17.68-40.8)
County Group 33%(27.6-39.91)
Oldham County 15%(10.03-22.95)
County Group 23%(18.5-27.84)
Owen County 39%(23.38-57.79)
County Group 23%(18.5-27.84)
Owsley County 26%(15.98-40.36)
County Group 33%(28.72-38.33)
Pendleton County 29%(16.69-46.53)
County Group 36%(27.63-44.48)
Perry County 28%(22.88-34.57)
County Group 29%(24.51-34.47)
Pike County 28%(23.92-33.25)
County Group 28%(23.92-33.25)
Powell County
County Group 38%(26.99-49.62)
Pulaski County 29%(23.27-35.29)
County Group 29%(23.27-35.29)
Robertson County
County Group 23%(17.4-30.28)
Rockcastle County 29%(19.71-39.83)
County Group 33%(28.72-38.33)
Rowan County 28%(21.48-36.03)
County Group 28%(21.48-36.03)
Russell County 36%(23.2-50.67)
County Group 29%(24.69-32.91)
Scott County 18%(10.87-28.36)
County Group 25%(20.05-31.82)
Shelby County 17%(10.26-26.81)
County Group 23%(18.5-27.84)
Simpson County 34%(21.24-50.2)
County Group 26%(20.74-31.59)
Spencer County 21%(11.65-35.1)
County Group 26%(20.35-32.29)
Taylor County 32%(22.95-41.53)
County Group 29%(24.69-32.91)
Todd County 33%(19.66-50.23)
County Group 31%(24.52-37.62)
Trigg County 32%(20.56-46.1)
County Group 21%(17.25-26.43)
Trimble County 10%(3.97-24.76)
County Group 23%(18.5-27.84)
Union County 37%(25.72-49.84)
County Group 34%(27.78-41.61)
Warren County 23%(18.28-28.79)
County Group 23%(18.28-28.79)
Washington County 13%(5.98-26.56)
County Group 20%(15.26-25.48)
Wayne County 20%(12.97-29)
County Group 29%(24.69-32.91)
Webster County 28%(17-42.32)
County Group 22%(17.21-28.81)
Whitley County 33%(25.22-42.42)
County Group 35%(31.07-39.05)
Wolfe County 35%(22.59-50.37)
County Group 33%(28.72-38.33)
Woodford County 33%(19.9-48.45)
County Group 25%(20.05-31.82)

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.