Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Overweight (percent adults)

2018-2020

Percent Compare to State Average: 70%
Adair 65%(50.8-76.2) Barchart image
Allen 72%(55.7-84.5) Barchart image
Anderson 78%(56.1-91) Barchart image
Ballard 62%(44-76.9) Barchart image
Barren 69%(59.2-76.9) Barchart image
Barren River 69%(65.2-72.5) Barchart image
Bath 75%(61.2-85.4) Barchart image
Bell 79%(65.9-87.3) Barchart image
Big Sandy 80%(75.5-83.5) Barchart image
Bluegrass 67%(63.7-69.5) Barchart image
Boone 72%(66.8-77) Barchart image
Bourbon 88%(74.6-94.4) Barchart image
Boyd 77%(69.2-83) Barchart image
Boyle 77%(60.3-88.3) Barchart image
Bracken 82%(61.2-92.7) Barchart image
Breathitt 87%(78.5-92) Barchart image
Breckinridge 66%(51-78.9) Barchart image
Buffalo Trace 72%(64.9-77.6) Barchart image
Bullitt 73%(62.7-81.3) Barchart image
Butler 65%(45-81.1) Barchart image
Caldwell 72%(57.1-83.4) Barchart image
Calloway 62%(50.3-71.9) Barchart image
Campbell 72%(65.1-77.6) Barchart image
Carlisle 77%(55.3-89.7) Barchart image
Carroll 57%(33-78.5) Barchart image
Carter 68%(55.6-78.2) Barchart image
Casey 68%(52.9-80.3) Barchart image
Christian 76%(68.3-81.7) Barchart image
Clark 65%(48.8-77.6) Barchart image
Clay 75%(54.8-87.7) Barchart image
Clinton 68%(50.5-81.7) Barchart image
Crittenden 66%(47.3-81.3) Barchart image
Cumberland 83%(53.2-95.2) Barchart image
Cumberland Valley 76%(71.6-79.5) Barchart image
Daviess 70%(62.9-75.4) Barchart image
Edmonson 76%(57.8-87.9) Barchart image
Elliott 68%(48.4-83.1) Barchart image
Estill 62%(39-80.5) Barchart image
Fayette 63%(58-67) Barchart image
FIVCO 73%(67.9-77.0) Barchart image
Fleming 69%(56.9-79.5) Barchart image
Floyd 74%(64.4-81.4) Barchart image
Franklin 72%(62-80.6) Barchart image
Fulton 67%(46.7-82.8) Barchart image
Gallatin 83%(62-93.2) Barchart image
Garrard 66%(44.9-81.9) Barchart image
Gateway 75%(69.1-79.7) Barchart image
Grant 69%(56.3-79.3) Barchart image
Graves 69%(58.5-77.2) Barchart image
Grayson 82%(70.9-88.8) Barchart image
Green 72%(54.4-85) Barchart image
Green River 71%(67.2-75.0) Barchart image
Greenup 73%(63.3-80.6) Barchart image
Hancock 74%(51.7-87.8) Barchart image
Hardin 68%(60.4-74.2) Barchart image
Harlan 80%(67.5-88.4) Barchart image
Harrison 70%(49.5-84.1) Barchart image
Hart 76%(61.3-86.2) Barchart image
Henderson 75%(66.4-82.2) Barchart image
Henry 75%(52.4-88.6) Barchart image
Hickman 62%(36.9-81.4) Barchart image
Hopkins 74%(66.7-80.6) Barchart image
Jackson 77%(60.9-87.9) Barchart image
Jefferson 67%(63.4-70.2) Barchart image
Jessamine 50%(37.2-63.5) Barchart image
Johnson 80%(68.4-87.7) Barchart image
Kenton 69%(63.6-74.5) Barchart image
Kentucky River 78%(74.1-81.1) Barchart image
KIPDA 69%(65.7-71.4) Barchart image
Knott 81%(71.3-88) Barchart image
Knox 84%(73.3-90.8) Barchart image
Lake Cumberland 71%(67.2-74.5) Barchart image
Larue 78%(64.4-88) Barchart image
Laurel 74%(65.5-81.1) Barchart image
Lawrence 72%(59.3-82.6) Barchart image
Lee 65%(47.7-78.7) Barchart image
Leslie 74%(53.5-88) Barchart image
Letcher 86%(77.6-91.1) Barchart image
Lewis 63%(46.5-76.8) Barchart image
Lincoln 75%(56.6-87.3) Barchart image
Lincoln Trail 74%(69.6-77.1) Barchart image
Livingston 75%(58.3-86.2) Barchart image
Logan 62%(48.5-73.2) Barchart image
Lyon 70%(51-83.7) Barchart image
Madison 70%(60.6-78.3) Barchart image
Magoffin 83%(69.9-90.8) Barchart image
Marion 80%(68.7-88.2) Barchart image
Marshall 76%(67.4-82.4) Barchart image
Martin 81%(49.5-95) Barchart image
Mason 76%(66-84.3) Barchart image
McCracken 66%(58.8-72.8) Barchart image
McCreary 61%(47-73.7) Barchart image
McLean 55%(36.2-71.9) Barchart image
Meade 79%(67.4-87.5) Barchart image
Menifee 94%(86-97.6) Barchart image
Mercer 64%(47.5-77.9) Barchart image
Metcalfe 70%(48.8-85.2) Barchart image
Monroe 72%(49.2-86.9) Barchart image
Montgomery 74%(64.2-81) Barchart image
Morgan 74%(58.4-85.2) Barchart image
Muhlenberg 68%(57.5-77.5) Barchart image
Nelson 73%(63.1-80.4) Barchart image
Nicholas 94%(68.2-99.2) Barchart image
Northern Kentucky 71%(67.8-73.8) Barchart image
Ohio 72%(60.4-80.7) Barchart image
Oldham 78%(67.7-86) Barchart image
Owen 68%(46.9-83.2) Barchart image
Owsley 61%(34.9-82.2) Barchart image
Pendleton 77%(59.6-88.7) Barchart image
Pennyrile 72%(68.5-75.9) Barchart image
Perry 72%(63.4-79.6) Barchart image
Pike 84%(78.6-88.4) Barchart image
Powell 72%(51.6-86.2) Barchart image
Pulaski 76%(70.3-80.8) Barchart image
Purchase 67%(63.2-71.2) Barchart image
Robertson 63%(33.7-85.5) Barchart image
Rockcastle 83%(70.1-91.4) Barchart image
Rowan 69%(56.9-78.7) Barchart image
Russell 68%(55.4-79.1) Barchart image
Scott 75%(63.1-84.2) Barchart image
Shelby 68%(52.8-80.1) Barchart image
Simpson 77%(62.5-86.4) Barchart image
Spencer 76%(56.5-88.1) Barchart image
Taylor 70%(57.7-80.1) Barchart image
Todd 59%(41.7-74.4) Barchart image
Trigg 84%(68.7-92.5) Barchart image
Trimble 70%(32.6-91.7) Barchart image
Union 70%(54.2-81.9) Barchart image
Warren 66%(60.3-71.9) Barchart image
Washington 81%(61.9-91.5) Barchart image
Wayne 75%(60.2-85) Barchart image
Webster 82%(69.8-90.2) Barchart image
Whitley 64%(51.5-74.1) Barchart image
Wolfe 83%(69.3-90.8) Barchart image
Woodford 47%(29.6-65.5) Barchart image

Notes on this indicator: The percentage of adults estimated to be overweight, defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25.0 or higher. This category includes those adults estimated to be obese, defined as having a BMI of 30.0 or greater. BMI is equal to weight in pounds divide by height in inches squared and then multiplied by 703.

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. 95% confidence intervals listed in parentheses.

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.