Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Smoking (percent adults)

2013-2015

State Percent
Kentucky County 26%(25.3-27)
County Group 26%(25.3-27)
County Percent
Adair County 27%(17.9-37.44)
County Group 30%(26.46-34.42)
Allen County 34%(22.31-47.01)
County Group 33%(26.7-39.45)
Anderson County 25%(14.22-41.17)
County Group 22%(17.33-27.01)
Ballard County 21%(12.72-33.83)
County Group 22%(17.26-26.55)
Barren County 28%(20.69-36.91)
County Group 33%(26.7-39.45)
Bath County 27%(19.21-35.77)
County Group 30%(25.12-34.57)
Bell County 39%(29.94-49.62)
County Group 35%(31.26-39.12)
Boone County 19%(14.68-23.15)
County Group 19%(14.68-23.15)
Bourbon County 35%(20.22-52.48)
County Group 31%(25.92-36.47)
Boyd County 28%(21.99-34.26)
County Group 28%(21.99-34.26)
Boyle County 17%(8.71-29.81)
County Group 22%(17.11-27.01)
Bracken County 27%(19.15-36.44)
County Group 36%(28.89-43.88)
Breathitt County 36%(27.46-46.4)
County Group 32%(28.14-37.08)
Breckinridge County 29%(19.55-40.94)
County Group 30%(24.48-35.95)
Bullitt County 27%(19.33-37.1)
County Group 26%(20.35-32.82)
Butler County 20%(10.65-34.76)
County Group 27%(21.51-33.19)
Caldwell County 12%(6.54-21.76)
County Group 23%(18.32-27.86)
Calloway County 21%(13.88-29.68)
County Group 22%(17.26-26.55)
Campbell County 23%(17.91-28.65)
County Group 23%(17.91-28.65)
Carlisle County 9%(3.22-20.82)
County Group 22%(17.26-26.55)
Carroll County 27%(15.04-44.68)
County Group 24%(19.48-29.72)
Carter County 29%(22.26-37.53)
County Group 30%(25.2-36.13)
Casey County 27%(18.43-38.68)
County Group 30%(26.46-34.42)
Christian County 29%(22.05-37.1)
County Group 29%(22.94-36.19)
Clark County 33%(22.72-45.52)
County Group 31%(25.92-36.47)
Clay County 37%(25.46-50.43)
County Group 35%(31.26-39.12)
Clinton County 34%(21.65-49.57)
County Group 30%(26.46-34.42)
Crittenden County 20%(9.08-37.61)
County Group 23%(18.32-27.86)
Cumberland County 28%(14.8-47.47)
County Group 30%(26.46-34.42)
Daviess County 21%(16.45-26.02)
County Group 21%(16.45-26.02)
Edmonson County 44%(30.01-59.31)
County Group 33%(26.7-39.45)
Elliott County 34%(22.44-47.15)
County Group 30%(25.12-34.57)
Estill County 60%(41.7-75.59)
County Group 38%(27.83-49.85)
Fayette County 25%(21.48-29.84)
County Group 25%(21.48-29.84)
Fleming County 32%(24.95-41.01)
County Group 27%(21.58-34.19)
Floyd County 39%(32.35-46.24)
County Group 39%(32.35-46.24)
Franklin County 25%(17.03-34.36)
County Group 22%(17.33-27.01)
Fulton County
County Group 22%(17.26-26.55)
Gallatin County
County Group 36%(28.89-43.88)
Garrard County 22%(11.83-36.7)
County Group 22%(17.11-27.01)
Grant County 33%(22.9-45.62)
County Group 36%(28.89-43.88)
Graves County 24%(16.56-32.7)
County Group 22%(17.26-26.55)
Grayson County 37%(26.88-48.02)
County Group 27%(21.51-33.19)
Green County 36%(22.8-51.77)
County Group 30%(26.46-34.42)
Greenup County 20%(15.5-25.47)
County Group 20%(15.5-25.47)
Hancock County 29%(14.98-48.51)
County Group 30%(24.48-35.95)
Hardin County 26%(20.76-31.82)
County Group 26%(20.76-31.82)
Harlan County 31%(23.88-39.8)
County Group 35%(31.26-39.12)
Harrison County 30%(18.05-46.16)
County Group 27%(21.58-34.19)
Hart County 20%(13.26-28.86)
County Group 27%(21.51-33.19)
Henderson County 34%(26.21-43.17)
County Group 34%(27.39-41.47)
Henry County 41%(26.8-57.26)
County Group 24%(19.48-29.72)
Hickman County
County Group 22%(17.26-26.55)
Hopkins County 24%(16.42-33.04)
County Group 24%(17.73-30.5)
Jackson County 38%(26.7-50.27)
County Group 32%(28.14-37.08)
Jefferson County 23%(20.73-25.86)
County Group 23%(20.73-25.86)
Jessamine County 24%(15.81-34.94)
County Group 31%(25.92-36.47)
Johnson County 20%(14.97-25.52)
County Group 23%(18.68-27.32)
Kenton County 24%(20.11-28.58)
County Group 24%(20.11-28.58)
Knott County 29%(21.15-37.95)
County Group 32%(25.94-37.75)
Knox County 36%(27.46-45.98)
County Group 35%(31.26-39.12)
Larue County 29%(17.39-43.74)
County Group 22%(17.11-27.01)
Laurel County 24%(18.24-30.65)
County Group 24%(18.24-30.65)
Lawrence County 25%(17.27-33.85)
County Group 23%(18.68-27.32)
Lee County 21%(11.55-35.16)
County Group 32%(28.14-37.08)
Leslie County 26%(17.86-35.26)
County Group 27%(22.44-32.09)
Letcher County 34%(26.19-42.41)
County Group 32%(25.94-37.75)
Lewis County 32%(26.1-39.34)
County Group 30%(25.2-36.13)
Lincoln County 37%(24.13-52.69)
County Group 30%(26.46-34.42)
Livingston County 29%(15.51-46.73)
County Group 23%(18.32-27.86)
Logan County 25%(16.79-34.91)
County Group 25%(20.16-31.03)
Lyon County 22%(11.64-37.22)
County Group 23%(18.32-27.86)
Madison County 34%(26.33-42.48)
County Group 31%(25.92-36.47)
Magoffin County 27%(18.47-36.47)
County Group 32%(28.14-37.08)
Marion County 29%(18.6-41.04)
County Group 22%(17.11-27.01)
Marshall County 22%(15.33-30.91)
County Group 23%(18.32-27.86)
Martin County 30%(19.11-43.07)
County Group 23%(18.68-27.32)
Mason County 25%(18.2-34.47)
County Group 27%(21.58-34.19)
McCracken County 26%(19.93-34.25)
County Group 26%(19.93-34.25)
McCreary County 39%(29.24-50.25)
County Group 35%(31.26-39.12)
McLean County 16%(7.88-30.48)
County Group 24%(17.73-30.5)
Meade County 37%(27.03-47.41)
County Group 30%(24.48-35.95)
Menifee County 31%(21.67-42.77)
County Group 30%(25.12-34.57)
Mercer County 18%(9.53-31.52)
County Group 22%(17.11-27.01)
Metcalfe County 23%(11.98-39.02)
County Group 27%(21.51-33.19)
Monroe County 29%(17.42-45)
County Group 30%(26.46-34.42)
Montgomery County 28%(20.9-36.15)
County Group 38%(27.83-49.85)
Morgan County 29%(22.21-37.56)
County Group 30%(25.12-34.57)
Muhlenberg County 26%(19.06-34.06)
County Group 25%(20.16-31.03)
Nelson County 26%(18.52-34.49)
County Group 26%(20.35-32.82)
Nicholas County
County Group 27%(21.58-34.19)
Ohio County 24%(15.27-35.39)
County Group 30%(24.48-35.95)
Oldham County 19%(12.36-28.28)
County Group 24%(19.48-29.72)
Owen County 42%(26.44-59.15)
County Group 24%(19.48-29.72)
Owsley County 41%(25.44-58.34)
County Group 32%(28.14-37.08)
Pendleton County 33%(20.89-48.95)
County Group 36%(28.89-43.88)
Perry County 28%(22.48-33.85)
County Group 27%(22.44-32.09)
Pike County 29%(24.76-34.28)
County Group 29%(24.76-34.28)
Powell County 31%(12.18-59.8)
County Group 38%(27.83-49.85)
Pulaski County 30%(24.57-37.08)
County Group 30%(24.57-37.08)
Robertson County 32%(17-50.99)
County Group 27%(21.58-34.19)
Rockcastle County 29%(20.1-40.08)
County Group 32%(28.14-37.08)
Rowan County 28%(21.49-34.88)
County Group 28%(21.49-34.88)
Russell County 25%(15.04-39.15)
County Group 30%(26.46-34.42)
Scott County 17%(10.92-25.25)
County Group 22%(17.33-27.01)
Shelby County 17%(9.52-27.56)
County Group 24%(19.48-29.72)
Simpson County 25%(12.99-41.59)
County Group 25%(20.16-31.03)
Spencer County
County Group 26%(20.35-32.82)
Taylor County 34%(25.84-44.32)
County Group 30%(26.46-34.42)
Todd County 30%(17.66-45.12)
County Group 29%(22.94-36.19)
Trigg County 31%(19.29-45.48)
County Group 23%(18.32-27.86)
Trimble County
County Group 24%(19.48-29.72)
Union County 34%(22.52-47.31)
County Group 34%(27.39-41.47)
Warren County 26%(21.11-32.25)
County Group 26%(21.11-32.25)
Washington County 18%(8.81-32.36)
County Group 22%(17.11-27.01)
Wayne County 21%(14.01-30.74)
County Group 30%(26.46-34.42)
Webster County 28%(16.15-43.92)
County Group 24%(17.73-30.5)
Whitley County 32%(24.29-41.39)
County Group 35%(31.26-39.12)
Wolfe County 38%(27.29-51.08)
County Group 32%(28.14-37.08)
Woodford County 23%(13.34-36.96)
County Group 22%(17.33-27.01)

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.