Chronic Disease Indicator

Prevalence of Hypertension (percent adults)

2015-2017

State Percent
Kentucky County 39%(38.0-40.3)
County Group 39%(38.0-40.3)
County Percent
Adair County 50%(38.55-61.99)
County Group 44%(39.21-49.13)
Allen County 37%(24.96-51.83)
County Group 44%(36.98-51.17)
Anderson County 54%(34.82-71.72)
County Group 45%(36.88-52.67)
Ballard County 59%(44.38-72.12)
County Group 39%(34.34-44.47)
Barren County 45%(35.55-53.98)
County Group 44%(36.98-51.17)
Bath County 45%(31.73-59.25)
County Group 42%(34.94-50.19)
Bell County 55%(43.59-65.79)
County Group 48%(42.77-52.51)
Boone County 32%(26.12-39.26)
County Group 32%(26.12-39.26)
Bourbon County
County Group 38%(31.01-44.81)
Boyd County 45%(38.19-51.23)
County Group 45%(38.19-51.23)
Boyle County 32%(17.76-49.81)
County Group 43%(35.37-50.52)
Bracken County 33%(20.69-47.91)
County Group 31%(22.3-41.61)
Breathitt County 44%(30.98-58.38)
County Group 51%(45.23-56.69)
Breckinridge County 34%(20.98-48.89)
County Group 42%(35.53-49.12)
Bullitt County 24%(15.63-35.37)
County Group 29%(22.29-37.36)
Butler County 28%(15.17-44.94)
County Group 37%(30.63-44.53)
Caldwell County 44%(28.74-60.57)
County Group 48%(41.7-53.95)
Calloway County 35%(27.12-43.88)
County Group 39%(34.34-44.47)
Campbell County 37%(29.6-45.18)
County Group 37%(29.6-45.18)
Carlisle County
County Group 39%(34.34-44.47)
Carroll County 49%(26.54-71.51)
County Group 36%(29.34-44.07)
Carter County 53%(42.86-63.64)
County Group 48%(40.21-56.54)
Casey County 58%(44.36-69.71)
County Group 44%(39.21-49.13)
Christian County 37%(29.49-44.3)
County Group 36%(29.67-42.81)
Clark County 49%(35.05-63.53)
County Group 38%(31.01-44.81)
Clay County 47%(31.69-62.41)
County Group 48%(42.77-52.51)
Clinton County 43%(28.16-59.01)
County Group 44%(39.21-49.13)
Crittenden County 45%(28.75-63.3)
County Group 48%(41.7-53.95)
Cumberland County 51%(32.5-68.56)
County Group 44%(39.21-49.13)
Daviess County 39%(33.18-44.75)
County Group 39%(33.18-44.75)
Edmonson County 51%(34.04-67.15)
County Group 44%(36.98-51.17)
Elliott County 44%(24-66.81)
County Group 42%(34.94-50.19)
Estill County
County Group 48%(35.14-61.11)
Fayette County 31%(26-36.81)
County Group 31%(26-36.81)
Fleming County 37%(26.93-48.7)
County Group 44%(32.96-55.77)
Floyd County 54%(45.66-62.03)
County Group 54%(45.66-62.03)
Franklin County 49%(34.26-63.45)
County Group 45%(36.88-52.67)
Fulton County
County Group 39%(34.34-44.47)
Gallatin County
County Group 31%(22.3-41.61)
Garrard County
County Group 43%(35.37-50.52)
Grant County 34%(20.71-51.04)
County Group 31%(22.3-41.61)
Graves County 39%(31.57-47.05)
County Group 39%(34.34-44.47)
Grayson County 35%(24.8-46.94)
County Group 37%(30.63-44.53)
Green County 43%(29.09-57.28)
County Group 44%(39.21-49.13)
Greenup County 49%(40.96-56.21)
County Group 49%(40.96-56.21)
Hancock County 37%(23.32-52.63)
County Group 42%(35.53-49.12)
Hardin County 42%(35.37-48.93)
County Group 42%(35.37-48.93)
Harlan County 51%(39.18-62.1)
County Group 48%(42.77-52.51)
Harrison County
County Group 44%(32.96-55.77)
Hart County 40%(28.24-53.21)
County Group 37%(30.63-44.53)
Henderson County 41%(32.55-50.47)
County Group 38%(31.07-45.9)
Henry County 37%(19.71-59.32)
County Group 36%(29.34-44.07)
Hickman County
County Group 39%(34.34-44.47)
Hopkins County 45%(36.62-53.02)
County Group 44%(37.57-51.55)
Jackson County 54%(39.92-66.89)
County Group 51%(45.23-56.69)
Jefferson County 40%(36-43.34)
County Group 40%(36-43.34)
Jessamine County 30%(19.19-44.56)
County Group 38%(31.01-44.81)
Johnson County 57%(47.04-65.77)
County Group 60%(53.7-66.86)
Kenton County 33%(27.4-39.41)
County Group 33%(27.4-39.41)
Knott County 53%(41.94-63.73)
County Group 56%(49.27-63.2)
Knox County 49%(37.64-60.17)
County Group 48%(42.77-52.51)
Larue County 41%(28.31-54.87)
County Group 43%(35.37-50.52)
Laurel County 44%(35.87-53.32)
County Group 44%(35.87-53.32)
Lawrence County 67%(56.12-76.34)
County Group 60%(53.7-66.86)
Lee County 40%(26.33-54.87)
County Group 51%(45.23-56.69)
Leslie County 49%(36.12-61.12)
County Group 45%(38.4-52.11)
Letcher County 59%(49.93-67.66)
County Group 56%(49.27-63.2)
Lewis County 38%(26.57-50.4)
County Group 48%(40.21-56.54)
Lincoln County 40%(22.36-60.18)
County Group 44%(39.21-49.13)
Livingston County 34%(18.41-54.93)
County Group 48%(41.7-53.95)
Logan County 47%(36.42-57.34)
County Group 44%(37.55-50.87)
Lyon County 64%(46.51-79.02)
County Group 48%(41.7-53.95)
Madison County 33%(23.52-44.04)
County Group 38%(31.01-44.81)
Magoffin County 59%(46.78-69.71)
County Group 51%(45.23-56.69)
Marion County 49%(36.51-62.39)
County Group 43%(35.37-50.52)
Marshall County 49%(39.61-58.84)
County Group 48%(41.7-53.95)
Martin County 60%(40.62-76.78)
County Group 60%(53.7-66.86)
Mason County 47%(35.46-58.56)
County Group 44%(32.96-55.77)
McCracken County 35%(28.41-41.58)
County Group 35%(28.41-41.58)
McCreary County 43%(31.19-56.53)
County Group 48%(42.77-52.51)
McLean County 42%(25.5-61.1)
County Group 44%(37.57-51.55)
Meade County 47%(35.33-59.77)
County Group 42%(35.53-49.12)
Menifee County 49%(30.5-67.44)
County Group 42%(34.94-50.19)
Mercer County
County Group 43%(35.37-50.52)
Metcalfe County 53%(35.9-69.94)
County Group 37%(30.63-44.53)
Monroe County 36%(19.74-55.33)
County Group 44%(39.21-49.13)
Montgomery County 49%(38.46-59.93)
County Group 48%(35.14-61.11)
Morgan County 37%(26.9-48.57)
County Group 42%(34.94-50.19)
Muhlenberg County 44%(34.75-54.12)
County Group 44%(37.55-50.87)
Nelson County 37%(28.04-47.81)
County Group 29%(22.29-37.36)
Nicholas County
County Group 44%(32.96-55.77)
Ohio County 44%(32.42-56.29)
County Group 42%(35.53-49.12)
Oldham County 22%(12.54-35.13)
County Group 36%(29.34-44.07)
Owen County 60%(40.15-76.98)
County Group 36%(29.34-44.07)
Owsley County 66%(45.38-82.16)
County Group 51%(45.23-56.69)
Pendleton County 16%(7.32-30.85)
County Group 31%(22.3-41.61)
Perry County 44%(35.65-51.85)
County Group 45%(38.4-52.11)
Pike County 47%(40.55-53.94)
County Group 47%(40.55-53.94)
Powell County
County Group 48%(35.14-61.11)
Pulaski County 46%(39.63-52.39)
County Group 46%(39.63-52.39)
Robertson County
County Group 44%(32.96-55.77)
Rockcastle County 54%(39.81-67.75)
County Group 51%(45.23-56.69)
Rowan County 39%(30.44-48.15)
County Group 39%(30.44-48.15)
Russell County 41%(29.08-54.26)
County Group 44%(39.21-49.13)
Scott County 34%(22.3-47.18)
County Group 45%(36.88-52.67)
Shelby County 37%(23.31-52.67)
County Group 36%(29.34-44.07)
Simpson County 37%(22.17-54.14)
County Group 44%(37.55-50.87)
Spencer County 42%(18.79-70.22)
County Group 29%(22.29-37.36)
Taylor County 37%(28.05-46.98)
County Group 44%(39.21-49.13)
Todd County 34%(21.19-49)
County Group 36%(29.67-42.81)
Trigg County 47%(33.76-60.57)
County Group 48%(41.7-53.95)
Trimble County
County Group 36%(29.34-44.07)
Union County 30%(19.5-43.83)
County Group 38%(31.07-45.9)
Warren County 30%(24.93-35.52)
County Group 30%(24.93-35.52)
Washington County 22%(11.74-38.26)
County Group 43%(35.37-50.52)
Wayne County 47%(34.05-60.18)
County Group 44%(39.21-49.13)
Webster County 46%(30.56-61.6)
County Group 44%(37.57-51.55)
Whitley County 42%(33.37-52.01)
County Group 48%(42.77-52.51)
Wolfe County 34%(23.27-47.56)
County Group 51%(45.23-56.69)
Woodford County 52%(35.04-69.11)
County Group 45%(36.88-52.67)

Notes on this indicator: Percent of adults who report they have been told they have high blood pressure or hypertension by a health care professional.

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.