Social & Behavioral Indicator

Prevalence of Overweight (percent adults)

2017-2019

Percent Compare to State Average: 69%
Adair 70%(57.99-79.19) Barchart image
Allen 77%(64.16-86.73) Barchart image
Anderson 81%(64.81-90.96) Barchart image
Ballard 66%(50.47-78.07) Barchart image
Barren 69%(60.5-76.21) Barchart image
Barren River 70%(66.73-73) Barchart image
Bath 73%(60.01-82.49) Barchart image
Bell 79%(68.17-86.38) Barchart image
Big Sandy 77%(73.16-80.21) Barchart image
Bluegrass 67%(64.01-69.79) Barchart image
Boone 71%(65.24-76.04) Barchart image
Bourbon 79%(62.68-89.01) Barchart image
Boyd 73%(68.11-77.88) Barchart image
Boyle 78%(62.27-87.83) Barchart image
Bracken 80%(67.27-88.59) Barchart image
Breathitt 78%(63.8-87.31) Barchart image
Breckinridge 62%(48.13-73.57) Barchart image
Buffalo Trace 71%(65.97-76.33) Barchart image
Bullitt 66%(54.8-75.97) Barchart image
Butler 67%(50.79-79.25) Barchart image
Caldwell 78%(66.42-86.05) Barchart image
Calloway 74%(67.44-80.42) Barchart image
Campbell 69%(62.14-75.22) Barchart image
Carlisle
Carroll
Carter 73%(64.2-80.39) Barchart image
Casey 67%(54.02-77.5) Barchart image
Christian 68%(61.23-74.63) Barchart image
Clark 71%(56.56-82.84) Barchart image
Clay 69%(53.04-81.21) Barchart image
Clinton 73%(59.84-82.9) Barchart image
Crittenden 78%(62.7-87.96) Barchart image
Cumberland
Cumberland Valley 73%(69.48-76.34) Barchart image
Daviess 69%(63.95-73.84) Barchart image
Edmonson 83%(71.3-90.8) Barchart image
Elliott 75%(56.18-87.15) Barchart image
Estill
Fayette 62%(57.26-66.28) Barchart image
FIVCO 73%(69.85-76.63) Barchart image
Fleming 70%(60.5-77.52) Barchart image
Floyd 74%(65.86-81.46) Barchart image
Franklin 84%(74.98-90.3) Barchart image
Fulton
Gallatin
Garrard
Gateway 73%(67.91-76.89) Barchart image
Grant 63%(50.03-73.93) Barchart image
Graves 69%(62-75.67) Barchart image
Grayson 78%(67.82-85.84) Barchart image
Green 78%(67.21-86.58) Barchart image
Green River 69%(66.24-72.54) Barchart image
Greenup 74%(67.2-80.6) Barchart image
Hancock 69%(55.2-79.85) Barchart image
Hardin 72%(66.67-77.27) Barchart image
Harlan 81%(69.14-88.74) Barchart image
Harrison 61%(40.83-78.36) Barchart image
Hart 76%(63.17-85.22) Barchart image
Henderson 69%(61.53-75.36) Barchart image
Henry
Hickman
Hopkins 74%(68.53-79.39) Barchart image
Jackson 76%(64.51-85.15) Barchart image
Jefferson 67%(63.88-70.42) Barchart image
Jessamine 49%(35.55-62.21) Barchart image
Johnson 75%(65.93-82.29) Barchart image
Kenton 71%(65.57-76.08) Barchart image
Kentucky River 76%(72.5-79.27) Barchart image
KIPDA 68%(64.83-70.59) Barchart image
Knott 79%(70.11-85.57) Barchart image
Knox 80%(69.98-87.23) Barchart image
Lake Cumberland 71%(67.87-73.91) Barchart image
Larue 71%(58.7-80.9) Barchart image
Laurel 69%(61.29-75.18) Barchart image
Lawrence 71%(61.17-79.94) Barchart image
Lee 65%(52.18-76.51) Barchart image
Leslie 87%(78.08-92.23) Barchart image
Letcher 80%(72.13-85.82) Barchart image
Lewis 64%(50.09-76.52) Barchart image
Lincoln 71%(54.27-83.47) Barchart image
Lincoln Trail 73%(70.09-76.27) Barchart image
Livingston 78%(65.46-86.66) Barchart image
Logan 59%(48.42-68.97) Barchart image
Lyon 83%(67.86-91.33) Barchart image
Madison 69%(59.19-78.06) Barchart image
Magoffin 75%(63.12-84.56) Barchart image
Marion 79%(69.85-86.36) Barchart image
Marshall 74%(66.93-80.62) Barchart image
Martin 83%(70.35-91.51) Barchart image
Mason 78%(70.22-84.88) Barchart image
McCracken 67%(60.37-72.31) Barchart image
McCreary 63%(49.55-74.05) Barchart image
McLean 61%(46.31-74.1) Barchart image
Meade 76%(65.74-83.39) Barchart image
Menifee 94%(86.8-97.51) Barchart image
Mercer
Metcalfe 66%(46.67-81.41) Barchart image
Monroe 65%(44.52-80.85) Barchart image
Montgomery 69%(61.2-76.25) Barchart image
Morgan 73%(58.23-83.35) Barchart image
Muhlenberg 68%(60.46-75.1) Barchart image
Nelson 71%(62.94-78.57) Barchart image
Nicholas
Northern Kentucky 70%(66.42-72.48) Barchart image
Ohio 71%(61.52-78.22) Barchart image
Oldham 70%(56.89-80.35) Barchart image
Owen 68%(51.01-81.8) Barchart image
Owsley 59%(39.07-76.01) Barchart image
Pendleton
Pennyrile 71%(68.2-74.58) Barchart image
Perry 71%(63.46-77.62) Barchart image
Pike 79%(73.56-83.39) Barchart image
Powell
Pulaski 73%(67.63-77.11) Barchart image
Purchase 70%(66.56-72.81) Barchart image
Robertson
Rockcastle 72%(58.61-82.31) Barchart image
Rowan 66%(57.44-74.24) Barchart image
Russell 69%(59.62-77.5) Barchart image
Scott 78%(67.95-85.26) Barchart image
Shelby 62%(46.69-75.37) Barchart image
Simpson 81%(69.73-88.76) Barchart image
Spencer
Taylor 73%(63.19-81.15) Barchart image
Todd 58%(41.7-72.68) Barchart image
Trigg 78%(65.81-86.86) Barchart image
Trimble
Union 69%(55.75-79.83) Barchart image
Warren 68%(63.18-72.99) Barchart image
Washington 78%(60.96-89.03) Barchart image
Wayne 71%(59.77-79.85) Barchart image
Webster 80%(69.84-87.98) Barchart image
Whitley 68%(59.1-76.06) Barchart image
Wolfe 80%(69.24-87.13) Barchart image
Woodford 58%(39.53-74.35) 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.