Social & Behavioral Indicator

Tooth Loss (percent adults missing 6 or more teeth)

2016-2018

State Percent
Kentucky County 23%(21.7-23.5)
County Group 23%(21.7-23.5)
County Percent
Adair County 38%(25.66-52.82)
County Group 35%(29.7-41.37)
Allen County 41%(27.06-56)
County Group 31%(24.36-39.07)
Anderson County 16%(6.23-35.45)
County Group 16%(10.97-22.73)
Ballard County 17%(9.1-28.78)
County Group 21%(17.19-25.27)
Barren County 29%(20.58-39.42)
County Group 31%(24.36-39.07)
Bath County 57%(43.6-69.03)
County Group 42%(33.82-49.92)
Bell County 38%(25.5-51.51)
County Group 41%(35.95-47.12)
Boone County 16%(11.51-20.89)
County Group 16%(11.51-20.89)
Bourbon County 52%(31.22-72.18)
County Group 22%(16.32-29.4)
Boyd County 23%(18.32-29.58)
County Group 23%(18.32-29.58)
Boyle County 24%(11.91-42.72)
County Group 24%(18.27-31.53)
Bracken County 40%(25.01-57.47)
County Group 42%(32.45-52.83)
Breathitt County 38%(27.45-50.21)
County Group 36%(29.9-41.91)
Breckinridge County 34%(22.2-48.66)
County Group 32%(25.7-39.76)
Bullitt County 14%(9.38-20.38)
County Group 18%(12.95-25.5)
Butler County 40%(24.65-57)
County Group 35%(27.58-43.67)
Caldwell County 30%(17.69-45.89)
County Group 29%(23.68-34.66)
Calloway County 11%(6.86-17.25)
County Group 21%(17.19-25.27)
Campbell County 24%(17.87-30.69)
County Group 24%(17.87-30.69)
Carlisle County
County Group 21%(17.19-25.27)
Carroll County 23%(10.19-44.74)
County Group 15%(11.46-19.69)
Carter County 35%(26.62-45.01)
County Group 33%(25.58-40.8)
Casey County 42%(29.62-54.85)
County Group 35%(29.7-41.37)
Christian County 23%(17.04-30.16)
County Group 23%(18.06-29.98)
Clark County 18%(8.56-34.85)
County Group 22%(16.32-29.4)
Clay County 45%(29.3-61.38)
County Group 41%(35.95-47.12)
Clinton County 21%(11.96-35.01)
County Group 35%(29.7-41.37)
Crittenden County 27%(12.54-47.79)
County Group 29%(23.68-34.66)
Cumberland County
County Group 35%(29.7-41.37)
Daviess County 21%(16.52-26.5)
County Group 21%(16.52-26.5)
Edmonson County 25%(12.92-43.37)
County Group 31%(24.36-39.07)
Elliott County 39%(23.87-57.08)
County Group 42%(33.82-49.92)
Estill County
County Group 38%(27.21-51.16)
Fayette County 13%(9.75-16.59)
County Group 13%(9.75-16.59)
Fleming County 28%(19.65-37.76)
County Group 21%(13.95-29.32)
Floyd County 34%(25.47-44.03)
County Group 34%(25.47-44.03)
Franklin County 17%(9.48-29.31)
County Group 16%(10.97-22.73)
Fulton County
County Group 21%(17.19-25.27)
Gallatin County
County Group 42%(32.45-52.83)
Garrard County 12%(5.12-24.37)
County Group 24%(18.27-31.53)
Grant County 43%(28.06-59.82)
County Group 42%(32.45-52.83)
Graves County 26%(19.73-34.22)
County Group 21%(17.19-25.27)
Grayson County 25%(16.36-35.75)
County Group 35%(27.58-43.67)
Green County 23%(11.53-41.05)
County Group 35%(29.7-41.37)
Greenup County 28%(21.6-36.06)
County Group 28%(21.6-36.06)
Hancock County 23%(11.88-39.24)
County Group 32%(25.7-39.76)
Hardin County 19%(14.39-23.81)
County Group 19%(14.39-23.81)
Harlan County 34%(24.32-45.5)
County Group 41%(35.95-47.12)
Harrison County
County Group 21%(13.95-29.32)
Hart County 32%(17.85-51.35)
County Group 35%(27.58-43.67)
Henderson County 26%(18.87-34.7)
County Group 27%(20.37-34.03)
Henry County 14%(6.47-26.17)
County Group 15%(11.46-19.69)
Hickman County
County Group 21%(17.19-25.27)
Hopkins County 22%(17.03-28.38)
County Group 24%(18.97-30.03)
Jackson County 23%(12.7-36.98)
County Group 36%(29.9-41.91)
Jefferson County 16%(13.68-17.85)
County Group 16%(13.68-17.85)
Jessamine County 15%(6.8-29.65)
County Group 22%(16.32-29.4)
Johnson County 33%(24.32-42.31)
County Group 33%(26.38-39.64)
Kenton County 20%(15.49-25.26)
County Group 20%(15.49-25.26)
Knott County 40%(30.61-51)
County Group 42%(35.49-49.74)
Knox County 48%(34.7-61.07)
County Group 41%(35.95-47.12)
Larue County 16%(8.14-28.68)
County Group 24%(18.27-31.53)
Laurel County 31%(23.63-39.35)
County Group 31%(23.63-39.35)
Lawrence County 38%(27.47-50.64)
County Group 33%(26.38-39.64)
Lee County 56%(37.59-72.8)
County Group 36%(29.9-41.91)
Leslie County 34%(22.61-46.77)
County Group 34%(27.62-40.82)
Letcher County 44%(34.7-54.42)
County Group 42%(35.49-49.74)
Lewis County 27%(16.29-41.17)
County Group 33%(25.58-40.8)
Lincoln County 36%(16.06-61.72)
County Group 35%(29.7-41.37)
Livingston County 31%(18.44-46.31)
County Group 29%(23.68-34.66)
Logan County 27%(16.26-40.46)
County Group 27%(20.86-33.2)
Lyon County 28%(14.91-46.68)
County Group 29%(23.68-34.66)
Madison County 18%(10.9-28.22)
County Group 22%(16.32-29.4)
Magoffin County 29%(18.81-42.72)
County Group 36%(29.9-41.91)
Marion County 32%(20.79-46.82)
County Group 24%(18.27-31.53)
Marshall County 26%(17.7-36.7)
County Group 29%(23.68-34.66)
Martin County 19%(9.13-34.52)
County Group 33%(26.38-39.64)
Mason County 23%(14.56-34.1)
County Group 21%(13.95-29.32)
McCracken County 20%(15.12-26.46)
County Group 20%(15.12-26.46)
McCreary County 46%(31.65-60.54)
County Group 41%(35.95-47.12)
McLean County 34%(17.74-55.05)
County Group 24%(18.97-30.03)
Meade County 26%(17.02-37.85)
County Group 32%(25.7-39.76)
Menifee County 34%(19.6-53.2)
County Group 42%(33.82-49.92)
Mercer County
County Group 24%(18.27-31.53)
Metcalfe County 53%(33.79-71.56)
County Group 35%(27.58-43.67)
Monroe County 39%(22.94-58.7)
County Group 35%(29.7-41.37)
Montgomery County 23%(16.47-31.28)
County Group 38%(27.21-51.16)
Morgan County 39%(25.39-53.85)
County Group 42%(33.82-49.92)
Muhlenberg County 30%(22.4-38.65)
County Group 27%(20.86-33.2)
Nelson County 22%(14.24-31.81)
County Group 18%(12.95-25.5)
Nicholas County
County Group 21%(13.95-29.32)
Ohio County 42%(27.48-57.12)
County Group 32%(25.7-39.76)
Oldham County 9%(5.4-14.26)
County Group 15%(11.46-19.69)
Owen County 44%(26.49-63.81)
County Group 15%(11.46-19.69)
Owsley County 31%(17.78-49.27)
County Group 36%(29.9-41.91)
Pendleton County
County Group 42%(32.45-52.83)
Perry County 34%(26.66-42.29)
County Group 34%(27.62-40.82)
Pike County 35%(28.49-43.13)
County Group 35%(28.49-43.13)
Powell County
County Group 38%(27.21-51.16)
Pulaski County 29%(23.61-35.68)
County Group 29%(23.61-35.68)
Robertson County
County Group 21%(13.95-29.32)
Rockcastle County 44%(29.73-60.1)
County Group 36%(29.9-41.91)
Rowan County 25%(17.25-35.41)
County Group 25%(17.25-35.41)
Russell County 44%(30.83-58.5)
County Group 35%(29.7-41.37)
Scott County 17%(8.33-31.04)
County Group 16%(10.97-22.73)
Shelby County 6%(3.18-11.56)
County Group 15%(11.46-19.69)
Simpson County 22%(11.95-36.15)
County Group 27%(20.86-33.2)
Spencer County 24%(8.58-51.2)
County Group 18%(12.95-25.5)
Taylor County 20%(12.33-31.29)
County Group 35%(29.7-41.37)
Todd County 26%(14.2-42.81)
County Group 23%(18.06-29.98)
Trigg County 35%(23.36-48.97)
County Group 29%(23.68-34.66)
Trimble County
County Group 15%(11.46-19.69)
Union County 28%(16.96-43.59)
County Group 27%(20.37-34.03)
Warren County 14%(10.2-17.84)
County Group 14%(10.2-17.84)
Washington County 35%(16.79-58.83)
County Group 24%(18.27-31.53)
Wayne County 39%(27.49-51.74)
County Group 35%(29.7-41.37)
Webster County 24%(12.33-40.57)
County Group 24%(18.97-30.03)
Whitley County 41%(29.55-54.08)
County Group 41%(35.95-47.12)
Wolfe County 48%(29.54-66.92)
County Group 36%(29.9-41.91)
Woodford County 12%(4.14-29.69)
County Group 16%(10.97-22.73)

Notes on this indicator: The percentage of adults with six or more permanent teeth removed because of tooth decay or gum disease.

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.