Chronic Disease Indicator

Prevalence of Hypertension (percent adults)

2017-2019

State Percent
Kentucky County 40%(39.0-41.3)
County Group 40%(39.0-41.3)
Area Development District Percent
Barren River Area Development District 42%(38.5-45.69)
Big Sandy Area Development District 56%(51.13-60.64)
Bluegrass Area Development District 37%(34-40.83)
Buffalo Trace Area Development District 42%(36-48.35)
Cumberland Valley Area Development District 49%(45.13-53.51)
FIVCO Area Development District 49%(44.1-53.05)
Gateway Area Development District 41%(36.24-46.68)
Green River Area Development District 40%(36.6-43.76)
Kentucky River Area Development District 53%(47.98-57.57)
KIPDA Area Development District 38%(34.37-41.21)
Lake Cumberland Area Development District 50%(45.89-53.4)
Lincoln Trail Area Development District 39%(34.98-42.61)
Northern Kentucky Area Development District 37%(33.32-40.51)
Pennyrile Area Development District 46%(41.94-49.57)
Purchase Area Development District 40%(36.79-44.08)
County Percent
Adair County 56%(44.11-67.92)
County Group 50%(44.78-55.4)
Allen County 50%(35.59-64.79)
County Group 46%(38.98-53.41)
Anderson County 50%(30.26-69.01)
County Group 40%(32.56-48.41)
Ballard County 70%(52.69-82.86)
County Group 40%(35-45.13)
Barren County 45%(35.96-54.34)
County Group 46%(38.98-53.41)
Bath County 38%(26.24-51.35)
County Group 46%(37.75-53.53)
Bell County 60%(48.14-71.28)
County Group 53%(47.83-57.73)
Boone County 37%(29.89-43.89)
County Group 37%(29.89-43.89)
Bourbon County 47%(27.41-68.12)
County Group 37%(30.25-43.72)
Boyd County 44%(37.88-50.88)
County Group 44%(37.88-50.88)
Boyle County 33%(17.83-52.98)
County Group 39%(31.63-46.49)
Bracken County 47%(32.83-61.33)
County Group 35%(27-43.63)
Breathitt County 43%(28.4-58.38)
County Group 55%(48.8-61.22)
Breckinridge County 49%(33.66-63.85)
County Group 42%(35.6-48.38)
Bullitt County 29%(19.73-41.52)
County Group 33%(25.76-41.67)
Butler County 32%(19.34-49.07)
County Group 44%(36.31-51.4)
Caldwell County 41%(28.75-54.68)
County Group 51%(45.18-56.41)
Calloway County 30%(22.79-38.39)
County Group 40%(35-45.13)
Campbell County 34%(27.05-42.64)
County Group 34%(27.05-42.64)
Carlisle County
County Group 40%(35-45.13)
Carroll County
County Group 36%(28.2-43.99)
Carter County 49%(38.64-59.87)
County Group 49%(40.91-58.09)
Casey County 60%(45.78-72.41)
County Group 50%(44.78-55.4)
Christian County 41%(33.94-48.68)
County Group 39%(32.76-46.08)
Clark County 39%(26.74-52.26)
County Group 37%(30.25-43.72)
Clay County 41%(27.05-55.62)
County Group 53%(47.83-57.73)
Clinton County 57%(40.88-71.07)
County Group 50%(44.78-55.4)
Crittenden County 54%(36.8-70.47)
County Group 51%(45.18-56.41)
Cumberland County
County Group 50%(44.78-55.4)
Daviess County 40%(34.47-45.26)
County Group 40%(34.47-45.26)
Edmonson County 43%(26.56-61.89)
County Group 46%(38.98-53.41)
Elliott County 55%(31.52-76.36)
County Group 46%(37.75-53.53)
Estill County
County Group 50%(38.64-61.21)
Fayette County 31%(26.48-36.73)
County Group 31%(26.48-36.73)
Fleming County 33%(23.89-43.69)
County Group 41%(29.73-52.53)
Floyd County 58%(48.94-67.1)
County Group 58%(48.94-67.1)
Franklin County 49%(33.72-63.76)
County Group 40%(32.56-48.41)
Fulton County
County Group 40%(35-45.13)
Gallatin County
County Group 35%(27-43.63)
Garrard County
County Group 39%(31.63-46.49)
Grant County 37%(25.17-51.06)
County Group 35%(27-43.63)
Graves County 39%(31.66-47.47)
County Group 40%(35-45.13)
Grayson County 37%(25.46-50.7)
County Group 44%(36.31-51.4)
Green County 48%(34.4-61.73)
County Group 50%(44.78-55.4)
Greenup County 47%(38.56-55.38)
County Group 47%(38.56-55.38)
Hancock County 31%(19.43-44.74)
County Group 42%(35.6-48.38)
Hardin County 34%(28.68-40.43)
County Group 34%(28.68-40.43)
Harlan County 57%(43.52-69.15)
County Group 53%(47.83-57.73)
Harrison County 37%(18.9-59.81)
County Group 41%(29.73-52.53)
Hart County 52%(38.19-66.34)
County Group 44%(36.31-51.4)
Henderson County 34%(26.71-42.78)
County Group 37%(30.48-44.7)
Henry County
County Group 36%(28.2-43.99)
Hickman County
County Group 40%(35-45.13)
Hopkins County 49%(41.21-56.81)
County Group 48%(41.68-54.19)
Jackson County 68%(52.64-79.74)
County Group 55%(48.8-61.22)
Jefferson County 40%(36.28-44.13)
County Group 40%(36.28-44.13)
Jessamine County 42%(27.59-57.91)
County Group 37%(30.25-43.72)
Johnson County 61%(51.11-70.79)
County Group 60%(52.96-67.4)
Kenton County 38%(32.1-44.41)
County Group 38%(32.1-44.41)
Knott County 59%(47.5-70.25)
County Group 55%(46.6-62.46)
Knox County 48%(36.57-58.98)
County Group 53%(47.83-57.73)
Larue County 35%(23.95-47.99)
County Group 39%(31.63-46.49)
Laurel County 38%(30.49-46.65)
County Group 38%(30.49-46.65)
Lawrence County 58%(44.95-69.76)
County Group 60%(52.96-67.4)
Lee County 49%(35.91-63.11)
County Group 55%(48.8-61.22)
Leslie County 58%(41.76-73.41)
County Group 53%(44.69-60.86)
Letcher County 50%(39.24-59.97)
County Group 55%(46.6-62.46)
Lewis County 50%(35.74-64.21)
County Group 49%(40.91-58.09)
Lincoln County 50%(31.57-68.15)
County Group 50%(44.78-55.4)
Livingston County 53%(36.88-68.28)
County Group 51%(45.18-56.41)
Logan County 45%(34.72-55.3)
County Group 46%(39.57-51.58)
Lyon County 72%(53.84-85.2)
County Group 51%(45.18-56.41)
Madison County 30%(20.76-40.14)
County Group 37%(30.25-43.72)
Magoffin County 58%(43.7-71.16)
County Group 55%(48.8-61.22)
Marion County 42%(29.5-55.46)
County Group 39%(31.63-46.49)
Marshall County 47%(38.48-56.36)
County Group 51%(45.18-56.41)
Martin County 64%(44.63-79.23)
County Group 60%(52.96-67.4)
Mason County 45%(34.08-55.89)
County Group 41%(29.73-52.53)
McCracken County 38%(31.27-44.29)
County Group 38%(31.27-44.29)
McCreary County 57%(43.77-69.7)
County Group 53%(47.83-57.73)
McLean County 44%(29.89-59.25)
County Group 48%(41.68-54.19)
Meade County 41%(29.74-53.2)
County Group 42%(35.6-48.38)
Menifee County 47%(30.19-64.17)
County Group 46%(37.75-53.53)
Mercer County
County Group 39%(31.63-46.49)
Metcalfe County 59%(41.8-73.95)
County Group 44%(36.31-51.4)
Monroe County 41%(21.59-62.91)
County Group 50%(44.78-55.4)
Montgomery County 39%(30.18-49.44)
County Group 50%(38.64-61.21)
Morgan County 47%(34.19-59.45)
County Group 46%(37.75-53.53)
Muhlenberg County 44%(35.78-52.71)
County Group 46%(39.57-51.58)
Nelson County 48%(38.19-58.49)
County Group 33%(25.76-41.67)
Nicholas County
County Group 41%(29.73-52.53)
Ohio County 44%(34.8-54.55)
County Group 42%(35.6-48.38)
Oldham County 24%(14.7-36.41)
County Group 36%(28.2-43.99)
Owen County 41%(24.67-60.2)
County Group 36%(28.2-43.99)
Owsley County 64%(39.01-83.14)
County Group 55%(48.8-61.22)
Pendleton County
County Group 35%(27-43.63)
Perry County 50%(41.23-59.25)
County Group 53%(44.69-60.86)
Pike County 51%(42.91-58.35)
County Group 51%(42.91-58.35)
Powell County
County Group 50%(38.64-61.21)
Pulaski County 46%(39.56-51.71)
County Group 46%(39.56-51.71)
Robertson County
County Group 41%(29.73-52.53)
Rockcastle County 48%(33.88-61.72)
County Group 55%(48.8-61.22)
Rowan County 39%(30.66-48.76)
County Group 39%(30.66-48.76)
Russell County 52%(39.66-64.17)
County Group 50%(44.78-55.4)
Scott County 31%(20.58-43.32)
County Group 40%(32.56-48.41)
Shelby County 53%(34.03-70.98)
County Group 36%(28.2-43.99)
Simpson County 49%(35.89-63.18)
County Group 46%(39.57-51.58)
Spencer County
County Group 33%(25.76-41.67)
Taylor County 35%(24.87-45.95)
County Group 50%(44.78-55.4)
Todd County 33%(20.46-48.58)
County Group 39%(32.76-46.08)
Trigg County 56%(42.09-69.61)
County Group 51%(45.18-56.41)
Trimble County
County Group 36%(28.2-43.99)
Union County 46%(32.22-59.84)
County Group 37%(30.48-44.7)
Warren County 34%(28.88-39.77)
County Group 34%(28.88-39.77)
Washington County 33%(18.68-50.52)
County Group 39%(31.63-46.49)
Wayne County 47%(33.51-60.13)
County Group 50%(44.78-55.4)
Webster County 48%(34.18-61.62)
County Group 48%(41.68-54.19)
Whitley County 54%(44.62-63.54)
County Group 53%(47.83-57.73)
Wolfe County 55%(39.79-68.73)
County Group 55%(48.8-61.22)
Woodford County 38%(21.08-57.55)
County Group 40%(32.56-48.41)

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.